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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

Greta Thunberg tells Davos 'pretty much nothing' has been done to fight climate change

The teenager spoke ahead of US President Donald Trump’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

The 2010s were the hottest decade ever recorded

Last year was also among the warmest years ever recorded, according to scientists.

'Humans have overrun the world': David Attenborough issues stark warning ahead of new documentary

A new documentary looks back on the life of David Attenborough.

# climate-change - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Saoirse McHugh: Climate denial is dangerous at this stage, and the media has a case to answer

In light of the Australia fires, Saoirse McHugh asks: when will the media take the climate crisis seriously and place it top of the reporting agenda?

# climate-change - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'One of Ireland's best exports': How the Young Scientist Exhibition came to Tanzania

Students in Tanzania have taken the Irish model of the event and run with it, says competition co-founder Joseph Clowry.

# climate-change - Monday 30 December, 2019

'We thought it was a bad idea': Greta Thunberg's dad says he was worried about her climate activism

Svante Thunberg said that he and his wife made changes in their lives to ‘save’ their daughter.

# climate-change - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# climate-change - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Turkey is still on the table, but climate minister Richard Bruton is planning a more sustainable Christmas

Richard Bruton says that he has become more environmentally conscious since becoming minister.

# climate-change - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Blatant disrespect': David Attenborough mural vandalised with 'climate hoax' graffiti

Dublin City Council ordered the removal of the mural early this year.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

# climate-change - Monday 23 December, 2019

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium Scott Morrison This post contains videos

Australia's PM rules out cuts to coal industry despite deadly bushfires over area the size of Belgium

Scott Morrison’s says his country’s response to climate change must be ‘responsible’.

# climate-change - Friday 20 December, 2019

Two firefighters die battling bushfires as Australian PM faces barrage of criticism for Hawaiian holiday

Scott Morrison was forced to cut short his family trip.

# climate-change - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree

The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.

# climate-change - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

# climate-change - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

# climate-change - Monday 9 December, 2019

Mermaids at Leinster House as protest calls for end to overfishing

“The oceans are dying before our eyes – we should be doing everything we can to reverse this situation before it is too late.”

# climate-change - Sunday 8 December, 2019

Fake or real? What kind of Christmas tree is best for the environment?

Trying to have a greener Christmas? You should consider buying a real tree.

# climate-change - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Marine life threatened by dropping oxygen levels in Earth's waters, conservation group says

The IUCN said around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels.

# climate-change - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

'People underestimating the force of angry kids': Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon ahead of UN conference

The Swedish teenager is attending this year’s UN Climate Conference in Lisbon.

2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'

This year is likely to be the second or third hottest in records dating back to the 19th century, with the world experiencing a decade of record heat.

# climate-change - Monday 2 December, 2019

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League Two club makes switch to bamboo shin pads following world's first bamboo kits

Forest Green Rovers have strengthened their claims as the world’s greenest football team.

# climate-change - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament

The resolution was adopted with 429 votes to 225.

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# climate-change - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law

Concerns have been raised about imported fracked gas being brought in to Ireland through the Port of Cork.

# climate-change - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Community-owned wind power and electric cars: How the Aran Islands want to go green

The islands are aiming to become “energy independent” by 2022.

# climate-change - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

# climate-change - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

# climate-change - Saturday 16 November, 2019

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

# climate-change - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

# climate-change - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

# climate-change - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

# climate-change - Saturday 9 November, 2019

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens GIY

From the Garden: Food could be the biggest asset of all if climate change worsens

Growing your own food could be even more important in the future, writes Michael Kelly.

# climate-change - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# climate-change - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

US officially begins withdrawal process from 2015 Paris climate agreement

The agreement set goals of preventing another 0.5C to 1C of warming from current levels.

# climate-change - Monday 4 November, 2019

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.

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