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I've changed how I buy clothes over climate fears - Kathryn

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Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin

Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin

Kathryn Thomas

Kathryn Thomas

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Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin

Kathryn Thomas has said her fears over climate change have completely changed the way she shops.

The RTE presenter (40) said that she watched a documentary on disposable fashion called The True Cost on Netflix and it left a lasting impression on her.

She said that everyone has "too much stuff" stashed away in their bedroom closets.

"That was a particularly poignant thing for me this year in terms of really thinking about what I'm buying," she said.

"There are also some great second-hand and thrift shops in Ireland.

"I've always been a fan of thrift shops and I think I've been much more mindful in my clothing purchases this year.

"We all have too much stuff in our wardrobes, anyway."

She will shortly be appearing on a live programme called Weather Live which will focus on the nation's favourite obsession.

Debuting on Tuesday, it features contributions from Met Eireann icon Gerald Fleming alongside ex RTE news-reader Aengus Mac Grianna.

The landmark show will broadcast from a live studio hub in the National Botanic Gardens running across three nights from April 30 to May 2.

It will also look at the issue of climate change.

"I've seen the extremes travelling through Africa and I've been to the Antarctic so I've seen different changing weather patterns all over the world.

"They're the extremes but there are farmers here in Ireland who'd say they're experiencing the worst of climate change. Just think about the year they've had."

She told the RTE Guide how doing the shoot last year caused her to rethink her own habits.

"I'm much more aware and interested.

"It's been a big year for climate change for the right and the wrong reasons.

"You had a huge moment like David Attenborough speaking on the world stage to draw attention to it, to pull us all together.

"Then you have someone like Trump who still is fighting against it."

Wedding

No doubt changing her outlook further is that she became a mum for the first time a year ago, when she had Ellie, her little daughter with fiance Padraig McLoughlin.

The pair are now back busy planning the wedding they were forced to put on the long finger after she fell pregnant.

As well as her TV work, she is also busy running her health and fitness boot camps, Pure Results, which have met with a huge success.