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# climate-change - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge A brief history of Danny Healy-Rae quotes Healy-Rae

A brief history of Danny Healy-Rae quotes

The Kilgarvan TD once claimed that nuclear testing caused the hole in the ozone layer.

# climate-change - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# climate-change - Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

# climate-change - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

# climate-change - Friday 16 February, 2018

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030

NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.

# climate-change - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

From The Daily Edge Cher, of all people, tweeted her support for Ireland's dolphins and banning fossil fuel exploration Cher 4 Fungie

# climate-change - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

# climate-change - Monday 15 January, 2018

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'

Dublin was lucky last autumn but we only need to be unlucky once to regret the lack of preparation for the new risks we face, writes Eamon Ryan.

# climate-change - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# climate-change - Friday 29 December, 2017

Trump says US east coast could use some 'global warming' this weekend as temperatures plunge

Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change science.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.

# climate-change - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'

“We have learned from the mistakes in Northern Ireland,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# climate-change - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Tourists 'gobsmacked' by sight of polar bears crowded on Russian Arctic island

Climate change means ice, where polar bears are most at home, is melting earlier in the year.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Poll: Do you do anything practical to help the environment? Climate Change This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you do anything practical to help the environment?

Ireland produces the first highest volume of emissions per person in Europe and the eighth largest in the world.

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change

Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index

# climate-change - Monday 6 November, 2017

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) suggests human intervention might have a hand to play in the rising temperatures.

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# climate-change - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change

The voting took place after two weekends of deliberation that focused on the energy, transport and agriculture sectors.

# climate-change - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions

A new landmark report came ahead of a meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change today.

# climate-change - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

# climate-change - Monday 30 October, 2017

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# climate-change - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Make no mistake, Ophelia is what climate change looks like'

Ophelia shows that Ministers are much more comfortable causing disruption to cope with climate change than to prevent it, writes Oisín Coghlan.

# climate-change - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Leo is setting up his own Renewable Heat Incentive - but what will be different?

The North’s cash-for-ash scandal, which revolved around the Renewable Heat Incentive, brought down the Stormont Assembly.

# climate-change - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Hurricanes and flooding show we have to talk about climate change - now'

“For a brief moment the severity and seriousness of climate change has impinged on our consciousness”.

# climate-change - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

# climate-change - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Death and destruction as Hurricane Irma's 290 km/h winds tear through Caribbean islands Destruction This post contains videos

Death and destruction as Hurricane Irma's 290 km/h winds tear through Caribbean islands

The storm is the most powerful ever seen in the Atlantic.

# climate-change - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Part of a 'long-term trend', Australia had its hottest winter on record

Australia broke over 200 weather records last summer.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Volcanic eruptions were the driving force behind an ancient global warming event

The event that took place 56 million years ago has been investigated by researchers at the University of California.

# climate-change - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Al Gore: 'Trump’s antics distract the US from the big challenges we face - like the climate crisis'

The former US Vice President speaks to about his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel.

# climate-change - Friday 11 August, 2017

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

# climate-change - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

# climate-change - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about climate change?

New research predicts a dramatic rise in the death toll from weather-related disasters in Europe in the coming decades.

US still wants to join climate talks despite plan to withdraw from agreement

The country can’t formally pull out of the Paris accord until 2020 at the earliest.

Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'

Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.

# climate-change - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# climate-change - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The wine industry in Europe could be in trouble due to global warming, researchers warn

Work made impossible by the heat, and losses in productivity could see the wine industry facing challenging times, they said.

# climate-change - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

# climate-change - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'We'll see what happens': Trump hints he could change position on Paris climate accord

Trump announced he was to remove the United States from the climate action accord.

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