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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Yesterday’s News

G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends

Sun 8:30 AM 5,907 Views 6 Comments

Boris Johnson said the G7 wanted to “drive a global Green Industrial Revolution to transform the way we live”.

# climate-change - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
# Free Ride
# Free Ride

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,064 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

# climate-change - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

World’s wildlife under threat from climate change, report warns

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 AM 5,143 Views 14 Comments

WWF is urging leaders meeting at the Cop26 climate summit to commit to action to curb global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid catastrophe.

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:35 AM 11,490 Views 4 Comments

It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.

# climate-change - Monday 31 May, 2021

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths, says study

May 31st 2021, 4:34 PM 7,695 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on simulations of climate, with and without human-induced emissions.

# climate-change - Monday 24 May, 2021

Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study

Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study

May 24th 2021, 8:15 PM 11,368 Views 1 Comment

A new report from NUIG’s Centre for Human Rights calls on the State to use its weight at the UN to push for a global ban on fracking.

# climate-change - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

State spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade

May 4th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,078 Views 14 Comments

Noteworthy shows that State revenue from an EU carbon trading scheme went into controversial forestry programme and a rural transport scheme.

# climate-change - Monday 3 May, 2021

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public
# Cost Of Carbon
# Cost Of Carbon

Transparency gap: State bodies holding back company emissions data from the public

May 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 17,851 Views 9 Comments
  • Companies are starting to volunteer their emissions data but State bodies slow to reveal all details to public, writes Niall Sargent.
  • While emissions levels are falling in many sectors, Noteworthy analysis shows that sectors such as agriculture and aviation are stagnating or growing.
  • Ireland is doing well on finding energy efficiencies but there is still a mountain to climb.

# climate-change - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 32,805 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

# climate-change - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about climate change?

Apr 24th 2021, 10:21 AM 43,802 Views 111 Comments

Melting glaciers are shifting the Earth’s axis, a new study has found.

# climate-change - Thursday 22 April, 2021

This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders
# Leaders Summit
# Leaders Summit

This is ‘decisive decade’ to limit climate change impact, Biden warns world leaders

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:49 PM 6,986 Views 11 Comments

Biden has doubled US ambitions on slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

# climate-change - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
# High Court
# High Court

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

Apr 20th 2021, 4:06 PM 14,565 Views 11 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

# climate-change - Sunday 18 April, 2021

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

Apr 18th 2021, 8:00 AM 11,851 Views 16 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

# climate-change - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines
# Nature
# Nature

Almost 50% increase in Irish birds on endangered list following 'alarming' population declines

Apr 15th 2021, 8:13 AM 16,413 Views 21 Comments

One in four birds is now on the so-called red list.

# climate-change - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

Apr 13th 2021, 4:47 PM 6,169 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

# climate-change - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020

Mar 31st 2021, 7:11 AM 8,635 Views 20 Comments

The biggest losses were in Brazil, three times more than in the next highest country.

# climate-change - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,190 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

# climate-change - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests
# Opinion
# Opinion

Oisín Coghlan: New Climate Bill scores 3 wins, 2 losses and a draw on our tests

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,114 Views 24 Comments

The head of Friends of the Earth says the Bill does well on targets but falls short on just transition and fracked gas.

# climate-change - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:28 PM 40,079 Views 111 Comments

The Climate Action Bill has been launched by the government.

# climate-change - Monday 22 March, 2021

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Column: Irish reunification is an opportunity to reset the economy and confront the climate crisis

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,866 Views 30 Comments

A new all-Ireland constitution can enshrine into law the inviolable rights of nature and create a space to ensure a safe climate future.

# climate-change - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction
# Belgium
# Belgium

60,000 Belgians take government to court over alleged climate inaction

Mar 16th 2021, 2:11 PM 6,413 Views 0 Comments

The pleadings, which began today, are due to last until 26 March.

# climate-change - Friday 29 January, 2021

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,270 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

# climate-change - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change
# Sweeping Plans
# Sweeping Plans

'We can't wait any longer': Biden says US will lead way as he signs executive orders on climate change

Jan 27th 2021, 10:45 PM 19,520 Views 51 Comments

Republicans criticised the plans and said they’d cost jobs.

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll
# Global Emergency
# Global Emergency

Two-thirds of world say humanity faces a climate emergency: UN global poll

Jan 27th 2021, 8:48 AM 8,973 Views 36 Comments

UNDP chief Achim Steiner says the poll also reveals how people want their policymakers to take action.

# climate-change - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Grace O'Sullivan: More deadly pandemics are coming unless urgent climate action is taken

Jan 16th 2021, 8:30 AM 42,143 Views 85 Comments

The Green MEP says animal-to-human disease transmission, such as the one we’re dealing with now, is linked to wildlife stresses and habitat destruction.

# climate-change - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
# US Election
# US Election

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,909 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

# climate-change - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever
# The Greens
# The Greens

Interview: Saoirse McHugh on why being able to say 'I told you so' gives her no comfort whatsoever

Dec 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 64,350 Views 58 Comments

“When you look at what the government is coming out with in terms of climate, they may as well be climate change deniers.”

# climate-change - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Hourigan says being in the Greens is 'hostile' and 'lots of people would be relieved' if she left

Dec 22nd 2020, 10:30 AM 38,531 Views 8 Comments

In an interview with TheJournal.ie, the outspoken TD says she is staying in the party – for now at least.

# climate-change - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
# Festive Waste
# Festive Waste

Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas

Dec 12th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,507 Views 23 Comments

Environmental campaigner Lyndsey O’Connell explains how our online festive shopping habits are leading to an excess of cardboard and plastic waste.

# climate-change - Friday 11 December, 2020

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit
# Grumbles In Brussels
# Grumbles In Brussels

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% over the next decade after all-night summit

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 AM 9,304 Views 41 Comments

Leaders also came to a compromise yesterday to clear the way for a €1.8 trillion Covid-19 recovery package.

# climate-change - Monday 7 December, 2020

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,062 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

# climate-change - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Climate change means future pandemics are more likely

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:49 AM 16,655 Views 32 Comments

A deadly mix of extreme heat, air pollution and intense farming are combining to produce the “worst outlook for public health our generation has seen”, according to a new study.

# climate-change - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

2020 among the world’s hottest years as climate crisis continues

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,849 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann says Ireland’s weather so far this year indicates “further evidence of climate change”.

# climate-change - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year
# Brazil
# Brazil

Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high after area larger than Jamaica removed in last year

Dec 1st 2020, 9:10 AM 13,937 Views 48 Comments

11,088 square kilometres of forest was destroyed in Brazil last year.

# climate-change - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night
# Hanging On The Telephone
# Hanging On The Telephone

Brexit, Covid-19 and Pat Finucane inquiry raised in call between Taoiseach and Boris Johnson last night

Nov 28th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,111 Views 10 Comments

The two leaders reaffirmed the need to prioritise the Good Friday Agreement.

# climate-change - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report
# 2020 Environment
# 2020 Environment

Irish performance on climate change 'very poor', says major EPA report

Nov 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,922 Views 53 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency today launched its State of the Environment report.

# climate-change - Friday 20 November, 2020

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011
# EPA
# EPA

Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 4.5% in 2019 - the largest reduction since 2011

Nov 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,402 Views 6 Comments

But the figures also indicate that Ireland is highly unlikely to meet its overall EU targets by the end of this year.

# climate-change - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Opinion: China is going carbon neutral, and the USA needs to take note no matter who it elects

Oct 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,000 Views 22 Comments

Luke O Callaghan White says China’s leader was being strategic when he stunned the international community recently by declaring ambitious climate action plans.

# climate-change - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

President says we can't 'continue with the mere placing of a green lens on economic policies' to save the planet

Oct 21st 2020, 9:36 AM 40,552 Views 74 Comments

President Michael D Higgins gave a speech to the Engineers Ireland Conference this morning.

# climate-change - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

Oct 13th 2020, 3:28 PM 6,144 Views 7 Comments

The 2020 State of Climate Services report calls on governments to put more money into early warning systems.

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