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Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
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Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Jan 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 41,359 Views 85 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
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Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,748 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
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Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 63,426 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
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Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:30 AM 38,133 Views 8 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
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Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,439 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
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EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,281 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
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EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,055 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely
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Climate change means future pandemics are more likely

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:49 AM 16,567 Views 32 Comments

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to a new study.

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues
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2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,811 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
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Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,823 Views 49 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
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Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,107 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
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Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,604 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
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Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,367 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
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Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,954 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

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

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,463 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,136 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,474 Views 28 Comments

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.

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

Oct 7th 2020, 4:42 PM 13,383 Views 44 Comments

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

Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says
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Last month was hottest September on record globally, EU says

Oct 7th 2020, 8:02 AM 13,188 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Sep 25th 2020, 12:54 PM 20,418 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Sep 21st 2020, 8:03 AM 16,513 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Sep 19th 2020, 9:00 PM 27,115 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 7:29 AM 31,031 Views 71 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 7:10 AM 33,621 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2020, 10:37 PM 23,513 Views 23 Comments

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

Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers
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Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 3:28 PM 62,838 Views 25 Comments

The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:24 PM 23,038 Views 42 Comments

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

Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London
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Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Sep 1st 2020, 5:10 PM 17,916 Views 13 Comments

Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.

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

Aug 26th 2020, 6:17 PM 33,804 Views 54 Comments

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

Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"
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Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

Jul 31st 2020, 10:44 AM 23,855 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,041 Views 14 Comments

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

Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames
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Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames

Jul 16th 2020, 7:46 AM 21,034 Views 22 Comments

Some 1.15 million hectares of forest have been burnt.

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

Jul 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,471 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2020, 8:56 PM 24,170 Views 129 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:03 PM 29,429 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 11:21 AM 29,062 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2020, 12:14 PM 24,860 Views 174 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2020, 8:53 AM 38,390 Views 148 Comments

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

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle
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Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle

Jun 9th 2020, 6:49 PM 54,902 Views 57 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 10:25 PM 14,849 Views 30 Comments

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

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