Ireland may be losing its green, say the Irish Meteorological Service. Though famous for its green fields (and rain), climate change means the country will see up to 20% less rain in the summers, leaving the fields brown – as earlier this year.
Winter rainfall will increase by up to 14%. With fields drying out, farmers may have to import feed and fodder, as they did this year, costing the country’s agricultural sector – a major part of its economy – dearly. Warming will also have an impact on the wildlife, particularly insects, trees, and birds.
- Climate News Network: Ireland might be losing its green