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#Climate Change

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring' Climate Change

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

From TheJournal.ie Receding Chilean glacier a 'sign of accelerating climate change' Climate Change

Receding Chilean glacier a 'sign of accelerating climate change'

The 270 square kilometer glacier receded by 500 meters , more than half the amount lost over the previous decade.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations Strike

Photos: Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations

Second-level students descended on city centres this afternoon as part of the demonstrations.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action Nationwide Protests This post contains videos

'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action

Students from across the country are joining the global Schools Strike for Climate Action.

What is 'birth strike' and why are people considering it all of a sudden?

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said that people have a ‘legitimate’ reason to not want to have children.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change? Opinion

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?

Part of me has begun hoping that I’ll turn up one morning with my Hamlet and Sylvia Plath prepared but my students won’t be there anymore, writes Ronan Moore.

From TheJournal.ie Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change Day Of Action

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: 'Topsy turvy doesn’t begin to describe our weather' Column

From the Garden: 'Topsy turvy doesn’t begin to describe our weather'

‘All aspects of our lives – food, transport, energy and waste – will have to change dramatically if we’re to avoid catastrophe,’ writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language New Guidance

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language

An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Garden of Eden is no more': David Attenborough issues stark climate warning at Davos Global Leaders

'The Garden of Eden is no more': David Attenborough issues stark climate warning at Davos

“We need to move beyond guilt or blame, and get on with the practical tasks at hand,” Attenborough told his audience.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here Column

From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here

It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat?

The EAT-Lancet Commission recommends that the consumption of red meat and sugar should halve by 2050.

From TheJournal.ie Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn High Steaks

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

From TheJournal.ie Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl Back To Work

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Time is running out to stop global warming - so we're taking the Irish government to court Opinion

Opinion: Time is running out to stop global warming - so we're taking the Irish government to court

Climate change is dangerous and poses a threat to us all, so we are taking a High Court case this January on behalf of all Irish citizens, writes Sadhbh O Neill.

From TheJournal.ie Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

From TheJournal.ie How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry Cod

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry

Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 93% of green turtles could be female by 2100 due to climate change Rising Temperatures

Up to 93% of green turtles could be female by 2100 due to climate change

Rising temperatures may lead to a “feminisation” of the species.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures? Opinion

Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures?

15-year-old Beth Doherty is here to hold you accountable for your lack of action on climate change. ‘As an adult reading this – you have power, I don’t have any,’ she writes.

From TheJournal.ie Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030 Fuel Costs

Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030

In the end, Paschal Donohoe did not touch the carbon tax rate in Budget 2019.

From TheJournal.ie 'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans Climate Change

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough' COP24

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

From TheJournal.ie UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know Katowice

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not survive': Nations still worlds apart at crunch climate change summit COP24

'We will not survive': Nations still worlds apart at crunch climate change summit

Delegates have been urged to act now or condemn at-risk nations to disaster.

From TheJournal.ie 'A deeply embarrassing blow': Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate change An Taisce

'A deeply embarrassing blow': Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate change

The Climate Change Performance Index has ranked Ireland 48th out of 56 countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax? Emissions Targets

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

From TheJournal.ie David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon' Climate Change

David Attenborough:'The collapse of our civilisation is on the horizon'

The TV presenter (92) issued an appeal to world leaders at a UN climate summit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today Katowice

'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today

Envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Poland’s southern city of Katowice.

From TheJournal.ie 2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record Climate Change

2018 is set to be one of the hottest years on record

The last four years are also the hottest years on record.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sounds like a great deal for the EU': Trump warns Brexit deal may harm UK-US trade Brexit

'Sounds like a great deal for the EU': Trump warns Brexit deal may harm UK-US trade

He expressed hope that Theresa May will “be able to do something about that”.

From TheJournal.ie As US report warns climate change will cost economy 'billions', Trump tweets about 'brutal' cold weather Government Report

As US report warns climate change will cost economy 'billions', Trump tweets about 'brutal' cold weather

The effects will spill over into global trade, affecting import and export prices and US businesses, the report said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes' On The Up

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action Before It's Too Late

'We are way off target': All-government plan to be drawn up on climate action

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton has recently purchased an e-car, and said a change of behaviour is needed to tackle climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs Judicial Review

Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs

Right to Know are seeking access to more documents on what has been said about climate change at the Cabinet table.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests Emissions

Photos: London bridges reopen after 85 people arrested over climate change protests

Hundreds of protesters blocked bridges across the UK capital today.

In the wake of California's wildfires, Jeff Bridges asked why we're ignoring the science behind climate change

The actor has lost two homes to mother nature over the years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councils plan to install public water fountains to reduce use of plastic bottles Thirsty Work

Dublin councils plan to install public water fountains to reduce use of plastic bottles

Dublin City Council has said it aims to install water refill stations at areas of “high pedestrian footfall”.

From TheJournal.ie From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions' GIY

From the garden: 'When buying veg, always seek out Irish vegetables and try to avoid price promotions'

In 15 years more than half of Irish field vegetable growers have stopped production, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people Oil And Gas Exploration

Minister criticised for committing to offshore oil drilling and saying it can deliver benefits to the Irish people

Junior Minister Sean Canney dismissed a Bill which aims to stop the issuing of any new licences for the exploration of fossil fuels.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pushing nature to the brink': WWF warns world's animal population declines by over 60% Runaway Human Consumption

'Pushing nature to the brink': WWF warns world's animal population declines by over 60%

WWF’s Living Planet Report has said the population of vertebrates has more than halved since 1970.

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