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This year
John Gibbons: Insects are in big trouble and that's bad news for birds and amphibians too
The environmental journalist and campaigner looks at the devastating losses to the global insect population and its ripple effects.
John Gibbons: Biden may not be perfect on climate but he's our best hope
The environmental journalist and campaigner takes stock after Joe Biden’s visit and looks at the US president’s record on climate.
John Gibbons: Shell made record profits as the planet burns - welcome to the toxic oil industry
The environmental campaigner questions how a global fossil fuel giant can record its highest profits ever in the shadow of a climate crisis.
Last year
John Gibbons: If you're offended by soup thrown on a painting then you're missing the point
The environmental campaigner says scientists have been warning us about climate change for decades, but no one has listened.
John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.
All time
John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
The environmentalist says we ignore the record-breaking temperatures this week at our peril.
'This pandemic is nothing compared to what climate change has in store'
John Gibbons lays out the stark climate facts and urges us to take coronavirus as a warning that it’s now time to act, or perish.
Column: The science is robust. Human-driven climate change exists.
Scientific discoveries constantly make us revise what we know about the world – so why do some people still stick to dodgy dogma when climate change is a fact, asks John Gibbons.
Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?
Flash flooding in Dublin, gales around the country – it’s happening more often. So what’s going on? John Gibbons has some answers…