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#Climate Change

From TheJournal.ie DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports Climate Change

DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports

Potential issues to the DART line were mentioned in two of the Dublin council reports.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions Climate Action

Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions

Ireland is the third worst country in the EU for tackling climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit' Social Democrats

Catherine Murphy interview: 'This government has got away with murder because of Brexit'

The Social Democrats co-leader spoke to us about commuter gridlock and her party’s view on working with Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires Amazon Fires

Saoirse McHugh: How Ireland can help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires

Giving money to Brazil may not be the solution, but there are ways to make a difference.

From TheJournal.ie 'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place Electric Cars

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Australia downgrades long-term outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor' Australia

Australia downgrades long-term outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor'

“Climate change is escalating and is the most significant threat to the Region’s long-term outlook.”

From TheJournal.ie Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job) No Waste

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)

It is definitely possible to significantly reduce your day-to-day waste … but it’s harder than it sounds.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know Climate Change

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.

From TheJournal.ie Greta Thunberg reaches New York by yacht after crossing the Atlantic to attend climate summit Land Ho

Greta Thunberg reaches New York by yacht after crossing the Atlantic to attend climate summit

The teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

From TheJournal.ie 'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands Just Transition

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is much worse than you think': The climate crisis and what it means for Ireland Ireland's Climate Crisis

'It is much worse than you think': The climate crisis and what it means for Ireland

Ireland – like every country – faces significant challenges to respond to climate change.

From TheJournal.ie 'Will Ireland survive 2050?' RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule New Season

'Will Ireland survive 2050?' RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule

Some 157 young people in Ireland will come together to form the RTÉ youth assembly and debate climate issues in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure Deep Retrofit Scheme

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

From TheJournal.ie Pacific leaders criticise Australia for undermining a message on global warming Tuvalu

Pacific leaders criticise Australia for undermining a message on global warming

The annual Pacific Island Forum ended last night with the group’s members at odds over climate change.

From TheJournal.ie July confirmed as the hottest month on record Climate Change

July confirmed as the hottest month on record

Nine of the 10 hottest July months have occurred since 2005 – with the last five years ranking as the five hottest, according to a US agency.

From TheJournal.ie Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down. Deep Retrofit Scheme

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

From TheJournal.ie 29 states and cities sue Trump over climate change approach Not Going Green

29 states and cities sue Trump over climate change approach

The US President has set about systematically dismantling environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama.

From TheJournal.ie 'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes Energy

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.

From TheJournal.ie Green Party says we need to reduce the number of cows, farmers call that an 'attack' Climate Change

Green Party says we need to reduce the number of cows, farmers call that an 'attack'

A new global report has warned that the world cannot sustain our demand for food.

From TheJournal.ie Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets FRUIT AND NUTS

Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets

Today’s climate report says that a shift in land use is crucial to tackling climate change.

From TheJournal.ie This July was the hottest month ever recorded and 2019 is set to be among warmest years Climate Change

This July was the hottest month ever recorded and 2019 is set to be among warmest years

Searing heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets' Opinion

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change PLAN OF ACTION

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Ryan interview: 'Sometimes Leo's inner neo-liberal comes out' Green Agenda

Eamon Ryan interview: 'Sometimes Leo's inner neo-liberal comes out'

The Green Party leader spoke to TheJournal.ie while on a clean up in Donnybrook.

From TheJournal.ie Think July is warm? If trends continue, by 2040 this year will be 'considered a cool summer' Heatwave

Think July is warm? If trends continue, by 2040 this year will be 'considered a cool summer'

The warm temperatures and heatwaves experienced recently are expected to be even warmer in the coming years.

From TheJournal.ie Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging Climate Action

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland completely off course regarding climate change targets, watchdog warns Report

Ireland completely off course regarding climate change targets, watchdog warns

The Climate Change Advisory Council has called for additional measures to be introduced to help Ireland reduce its emissions.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action Climate Change

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds Climate Change

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint?

Leo Varadkar is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Mícheál Martin said yesterday that he’s walking “a lot”.

From TheJournal.ie Last month was the hottest June on record worldwide, according to US agency Hotting Up

Last month was the hottest June on record worldwide, according to US agency

The period between January and June 2019 as a whole, seen the second highest average temperatures ever recorded, according to the agency.

From TheJournal.ie Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot' Climate Change

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'? Voices

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

From TheJournal.ie Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed Green Agenda

Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed

The Green Party is hosting today’s discussion in Leinster House featuring Irish and international experts.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cannot be radical enough': David Attenborough calls for drastic climate change action Tough Talking

'We cannot be radical enough': David Attenborough calls for drastic climate change action

Naturalist David Attenborough appeared today before British MPs to discuss climate change.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump denounces Paris climate accord as 'ineffective' and 'expensive' Global Warming

Donald Trump denounces Paris climate accord as 'ineffective' and 'expensive'

Trump has gone as far as branding climate change a conspiracy in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking Extinction Rebellion

Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking

The bill was blocked from progressing by the government last week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry Extinction Rebellion This post contains videos

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry

The protest took place as Forestry Industries Ireland held a conference inside the National Botanic Gardens.

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