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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

The most pressing crisis facing the planet is the warming of the earths climate. Responding to this crisis influences the work of nearly everyone working with the environment. 

Government agencies promote and enforce climate protection policies, getting individuals and companies to release less carbon. Habitats need to be protected from the effects of a changing climate; more heatwaves or potentially harsher winters.

Meteorologists study the atmosphere and how processes in the atmosphere determine Earth's weather and climate. Meteorology is a very practical science because everyone is concerned about the weather. How climate changes over time in response to the actions of people is a topic of urgent worldwide concern. 

Oceanographers work to develop the ocean as a resource and protect it from human impact. The oceans also have a major influence on the weather and changes in the oceans can drive or moderate climate change The goal is to utilise the oceans while minimizing the effects of our actions.

In the earth sciences, the work of climatologists is becoming more pressing, as they study the developing changes in the earth's climate. Environmental Scientists play a key role too, as they develop our understanding of how the environment is changing due to the warming climate and how we should react to it.

Occupations in Climate Change
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Meteorological Officer

A technical grade in Met Eireann with responsibility for the preparation and dissemination of weather data and related tasks.

Environmental Consultant

Environmental consultants advise on such areas as pollution, contaminated land and environmental policy.

Environmental Technician

Works to maintain and develop technologies used in the protection and management of our environment.

Atmospheric Scientist

Investigates atmospheric phenomena and interprets meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers focus on projects related to natural resources rather than man-made projects and prioritise environmental protection and conservation in design and development projects.

Environmental Officer

Monitors the environmental impact of the products and processes of an organisation. May also be directly involved in running an environmental management system.

Environmental Scientist

Studies the effects of human activities on the environment by conducting tests and analysing data.

Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster

Studies the weather and weather systems to forecast future weather conditions.

Studies the oceans and seas of the world, how they work and what they do.
Research Scientist

Plans and carries out experiments and investigations to increase scientific knowledge in a range of areas such as life sciences, including physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, plant sciences.