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Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

4 hours ago 1,183 Views 4 Comments
  • A new Irish study has investigated the public's understanding of climate change and how it affects support for action, Lauren Boland reports.
  • People who are provided with information about climate change and its causes are more likely to be in favour of measures to tackle it.
  • But we tend to underestimate the benefits of high-impact actions, such as eating less meat, and overestimate low-impact actions like recycling.

Yesterday’s News

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth
# To Infinity And Beyond
# To Infinity And Beyond

World's most powerful space telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth

5 hours ago 14,702 Views 15 Comments

The telescope will let astronomers peer further back in time than ever before.

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies

Updated 5 hours ago 59,354 Views 97 Comments

NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.

Six people reported dead following stampede at African Cup football game
# Cameroon
# Cameroon

Six people reported dead following stampede at African Cup football game

Updated 5 hours ago 18,349 Views 20 Comments

Officials at the nearby Messassi hospital said they had received at least 40 injured people from the stampede.

Istanbul airport shuts as rare snowstorm blankets parts of southeast Europe
# Standstill
# Standstill

Istanbul airport shuts as rare snowstorm blankets parts of southeast Europe

6 hours ago 12,801 Views 8 Comments

The airport said this evening that service would not resume before 4am (1am Irish time).

Healy looks Larkham-esque as Munster show 'more ambition and intent'
# Attack
From The42
# Attack

Healy looks Larkham-esque as Munster show 'more ambition and intent'

6 hours ago 17,285 Views 13 Comments

The province’s big win over Wasps was discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Have you seen Ronan? Appeal for information on 16-year-old boy missing since Friday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Ronan? Appeal for information on 16-year-old boy missing since Friday

6 hours ago 16,167 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Quinn is missing from Manorcunningham, Co Donegal.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

7 hours ago 5,055 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?
# Lot Done More To Do
# Lot Done More To Do

Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?

8 hours ago 7,826 Views 50 Comments

“I think there’s [still] a lot of confusion. A lot of people make reference to equal pay, and that’s been enshrined in legislation since the mid-70s.”

Gordon D'Arcy joins Wexford hurling backroom team - 'He's a great asset around the place'
# New Face
From The42
# New Face

Gordon D'Arcy joins Wexford hurling backroom team - 'He's a great asset around the place'

8 hours ago 24,101 Views 9 Comments

Darragh Egan has recruited the former Leinster and Ireland rugby player.

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university
# Heidelberg University
# Heidelberg University

One person killed and three others injured in shooting at German university

Updated 8 hours ago 16,856 Views 0 Comments

The gunman died in the incident at Heidelberg University.

New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

New report of birthday party held indoors for Boris Johnson during first Covid-19 lockdown

8 hours ago 19,687 Views 14 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fresh allegations of breaking coronavirus rules.

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP not going to be ‘strung out for weeks’ waiting on UK move over NI protocol

Updated 8 hours ago 17,806 Views 26 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK Government needed to make his party aware of its intentions immediately.

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

9 hours ago 7,555 Views 2 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
# Russia
# Russia

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says

9 hours ago 23,954 Views 75 Comments

The Russian ambassador to Ireland said “there are no problems” with the planned military exercises.

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers
# Coup
# Coup

Military junta seizes control of Burkina Faso, say soldiers

9 hours ago 7,097 Views 1 Comment

Burkina Faso has seen a series of anti-government protests as anger has mounted over the handling of an Islamic insurgency.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

9 hours ago 14,331 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Three officers did nothing to intervene as Chauvin pinned Floyd down, prosecutor claims

9 hours ago 13,998 Views 0 Comments

J Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were at the scene on 25 May 2020 as Chauvin pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground.

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done
# Mayo County Council
# Mayo County Council

Council pays back over €1.2m in funding after audit finds money drawn down before work done

10 hours ago 17,920 Views 10 Comments

Mayo County Council had been awarded significant funding for tourism and amenity projects.

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital
# Beacon
# Beacon

Green light given for €75 million eight storey extension to Beacon Hospital

10 hours ago 16,025 Views 19 Comments

The scheme includes new A&E facilities and cancer care facilities.

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Bill on right to request remote working set to go to Cabinet tomorrow, says Varadkar

10 hours ago 22,502 Views 47 Comments

The new bill will also provide circumstances in which employers can refuse to offer remote working.

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview
# Crossover Of The Century
From The42
# Crossover Of The Century

Join Squidge and The42 Rugby Weekly crew for our members' Six Nations preview

Updated 11 hours ago 6,485 Views 1 Comment

Exclusive to The42 members, the crossover preview show will look ahead in depth to Ireland-Wales and the competition as a whole.

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

11 hours ago 40,463 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes
# Housing
# Housing

Revised mortgage-to-rent scheme to help more people in arrears to stay in their homes

11 hours ago 9,782 Views 5 Comments

Homeowners will have an option to purchase their home back at the price the State paid for it.

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday

11 hours ago 9,044 Views 6 Comments

The services were cancelled indefinitely in mid-December as Covid-19 restrictions were reimposed.

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
# Courts
# Courts

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial

12 hours ago 27,709 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments
# Apartment Living
# Apartment Living

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments

12 hours ago 12,651 Views 4 Comments

The new Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently open to public submissions.

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73

Updated 12 hours ago 40,197 Views 5 Comments

His dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B.

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Team Ireland confirms six athletes for Winter Olympics

13 hours ago 13,570 Views 9 Comments

The Games take place from 4-20 February in Beijing.

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
# London
# London

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Updated 13 hours ago 21,365 Views 10 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

13 hours ago 15,566 Views 34 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford
# Garda
# Garda

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford

13 hours ago 18,864 Views 0 Comments

Both gardaí required hospital treatment.

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city
# Heidelberg
# Heidelberg

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city

13 hours ago 10,123 Views 0 Comments

Police did not specify how many people were wounded or how seriously.

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night

14 hours ago 11,974 Views 0 Comments

Cash and cigarettes were stolen from a filling station and a shop.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

14 hours ago 39,206 Views 40 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022

14 hours ago 10,185 Views 41 Comments

The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

14 hours ago 30,738 Views 0 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the flags are “an insult to the survivors of Bloody Sunday and the victims’ families”.

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial

14 hours ago 13,452 Views 0 Comments

He says an editorial error was responsible for his previous assertion that he was not there.

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow
# Ballinabrannagh
# Ballinabrannagh

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow

15 hours ago 12,323 Views 1 Comment

The fire was extinguished by the local fire service, with no injuries being reported.

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