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From TheJournal.ie President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet Climate Change

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns Climate Change

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

From TheJournal.ie Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along Opinion

Grace O'Sullivan: You wait for one Climate Action Bill, then two come along

MEP Grace O’Sullivan gives a broad welcome to Ireland’s Climate Action Bill and the EU’s Climate Law, both on the table this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill Climate Action

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

From TheJournal.ie Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says Climate Change

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

This year has now seen three months of record warmth – January, May and September.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half' Climate Change

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change Climate

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

From TheJournal.ie 'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires Climate Change

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie For just the second time ever, there are currently five active cyclones in the Atlantic Sally

For just the second time ever, there are currently five active cyclones in the Atlantic

According to meteorologists, the only other time this happened was in September 1971.

From TheJournal.ie 10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue London

10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue

At least 648 people have been arrested during the environmental action.

From TheJournal.ie Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers Climate Change

Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers

The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament Extinction Rebellion

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London Climate Change

Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’ Climate Change

Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’

A new study suggests that more than 900,000 square kilometres of floating ice shelves could split if fractures on their surface are submerged.

From TheJournal.ie Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short" Climate Case Ireland

Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Friends of the Irish Environment after the High Court rejected its case in September.

From TheJournal.ie “Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas TheJournal Investigation

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

From TheJournal.ie Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames Climate Change

Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames

Some 1.15 million hectares of forest have been burnt.

From TheJournal.ie What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government? Changes

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

From TheJournal.ie United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic Hotting Up

United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic

The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town of Verkoyansk on Saturday during a prolonged heatwave

From TheJournal.ie Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come Opinion

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come

The Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal by Irish climate activists today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus Climate Action

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it Neasa Hourigan This post contains videos

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle Siberia

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle

Temperatures soared to 10 degrees Celsius above average in Siberia last month.

From TheJournal.ie Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat Just Transition

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050 Extreme Weather

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050

Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.

From TheJournal.ie 'This pandemic is nothing compared to what climate change has in store' Opinion

'This pandemic is nothing compared to what climate change has in store'

John Gibbons lays out the stark climate facts and urges us to take coronavirus as a warning that it’s now time to act, or perish.

From TheJournal.ie 'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target Government Formation

'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target

A new government could be a while away as emissions targets becomes a stumbling block.

From TheJournal.ie It's World Penguin Day today (it's a thing) and it turns out they're actually helping scientists to map the Antarctic Hon The Penguins
From TheJournal.ie 'Stop waste of any kind': David Attenborough warns now is 'last chance' to save planet Climate Change

'Stop waste of any kind': David Attenborough warns now is 'last chance' to save planet

Attenborough was speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The climate 'canary in the coal mine' is gasping for breath. We've reached the Anthropocene Climate Change

Opinion: The climate 'canary in the coal mine' is gasping for breath. We've reached the Anthropocene

Even the most entrenched climate denialists would find it hard to argue that things aren’t changing, writes Mark Kernan.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’ Youth Strike 4 Climate

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

From TheJournal.ie World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change Amazon

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest Climate Action

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

From TheJournal.ie Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time Climate

Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time

Last week, an Argentine part of Antarctica recorded its hottest day since readings began at 18.3 degrees Celsius.

From TheJournal.ie Danny Healy-Rae apologises for 'to hell with planet' comment after confrontation with Green Party candidate Ge2020

Danny Healy-Rae apologises for 'to hell with planet' comment after confrontation with Green Party candidate

Cleo Murphy approached Danny Healy Rae yesterday about his comments.

From TheJournal.ie Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees Climate Change

Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees

The temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees, beating the previous record of 17.5 degrees.

From TheJournal.ie Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer? Ge2020

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.

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