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#Climate Change

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.

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change Global Warming

Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change

The advice in a guidance document for staff says linking extreme weather to global warming was a problem.

From TheJournal.ie Trump backs off climate change hoax claim ... but says he doesn't know if it's man made Global Warming

Trump backs off climate change hoax claim ... but says he doesn't know if it's man made

Trump said he doesn’t want to put the US at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects Climate Change

'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects

In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial' Column

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines Superstorm

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels on after causing havoc in Hong Kong and 49 deaths in the Philippines

Mainland China is next in the storm’s path.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice Frickin Laser Beams

Nasa just launched a laser satellite that will measure melting ice

The $1 billion probe blasted off this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How much do you worry about climate change? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: How much do you worry about climate change?

It’s been a year of extreme weather.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland's decision to prohibit GM crops doesn't make sense' Opinion

'Ireland's decision to prohibit GM crops doesn't make sense'

Two eminent plant biotechnologists argue that the Irish government has made the wrong decision to opt out of growing GMOs here.

From TheJournal.ie 'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews United Nations

'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews

“Today, leaders are going in the wrong direction.”

From TheJournal.ie Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say Heating Up

Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say

Manmade global warming and a natural change in the Earth’s temperature will join forces over the coming years, the study suggested.

3 eco-friendly products to assuage your existential crisis that the planet is doomed

Save the planet and your health one product at a time

From TheJournal.ie Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019 Budget 2019

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns

Instead of dropping by one million tonnes, greenhouse gas emissions are in increasing by two million tonnes per year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels Climate Change

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

From TheJournal.ie Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take' Climate Change

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'

Climate change is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in the world, writes Paul Healy from Trócaire.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranked second worst in Europe for tackling climate change Glacial Pace

Ireland ranked second worst in Europe for tackling climate change

Ireland and Poland rank lowest because of their opposition to climate action nationally and in the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels Warmer Oceans

Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves.

From TheJournal.ie The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate Picking Up Pace

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate

Scientists have warned that the melting ice could redraw Earth’s coastlines.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation WATER SHORTAGE

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

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