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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Today’s News

Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the Extinction Rebellion protests?

Extinction Rebellion has become one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental movements.

# climate-change - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

23 more people arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Over 1,000 people have now been arrested during the climate change protests.

# climate-change - Monday 22 April, 2019

Over 1,000 people - including Olympic gold medallist - arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The charges are for various offences including breaching public order laws, obstructing a highway and obstructing police.

# climate-change - Sunday 21 April, 2019

'A logistical problem': Over 800 people arrested in Extinction Rebellion protests in London

The climate change protests have now entered a seventh day.

# climate-change - Friday 19 April, 2019

'This is an emergency': Extinction Rebellion comes to Dublin as sit-down protest blocks O'Connell Street

The movement was formed late last year and has grown rapidly.

# climate-change - Thursday 18 April, 2019

'Extinction Rebellion': London climate change protests enter fourth day

428 people have now been arrested in the UK capital.

# climate-change - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

# climate-change - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Nearly 300 arrests in London climate change protests

Thousands of people joined the protests across the city.

# climate-change - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think you could do more to protect the environment?

Even talking about certain actions, like reducing meat intake, has proven controversial.

# climate-change - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ryanair claims to be 'greenest' airline following appearance on list of worst carbon polluters in Europe

The airline emitted 9.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide last year.

# climate-change - Monday 1 April, 2019

Semi-naked protesters disrupt House of Commons Brexit debate

The protesters said they were doing it to address the “elephant in the room – climate and ecological crisis”.

# climate-change - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Dáil votes to ban oil and gas drilling in Irish waters

The Bill, if passed into law will make Ireland the 5th country globally to ban oil and gas exploration.

Student blasts politicians over climate change: 'You're stealing my future and you have absolutely no right'

Sumaya Mohammed, a 12-year-old student from Cork, was one of five students who had a hard-hitting message for politicians.

Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism'

The former president said Ireland needs to introduce a carbon tax, but must do so in the right way.

# climate-change - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action

Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.

# climate-change - Monday 25 March, 2019

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Ireland generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030?

The country has missed other climate change targets in the past.

Bruton commits to having 70% of electricity generated from renewables by 2030

Bruton was speaking to reporters at the Fine Gael National Conference in Wexford over the weekend.

# climate-change - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

# climate-change - Friday 15 March, 2019

Receding Chilean glacier a 'sign of accelerating climate change'

The 270 square kilometer glacier receded by 500 meters , more than half the amount lost over the previous decade.

Photos: Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations

Second-level students descended on city centres this afternoon as part of the demonstrations.

# climate-change - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action Nationwide Protests This post contains videos

'We're going to go extinct if we don't do something': Irish school students on why they're striking for climate action

Students from across the country are joining the global Schools Strike for Climate Action.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge What is 'birth strike' and why are people considering it all of a sudden? Birth Strike

What is 'birth strike' and why are people considering it all of a sudden?

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said that people have a ‘legitimate’ reason to not want to have children.

Opinion: As a teacher should I encourage my students to strike against climate change?

Part of me has begun hoping that I’ll turn up one morning with my Hamlet and Sylvia Plath prepared but my students won’t be there anymore, writes Ronan Moore.

# climate-change - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Leo says he supports school students going on strike next week as part of global action on climate change

Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on climate change.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 March, 2019

From the Garden: 'Topsy turvy doesn’t begin to describe our weather'

‘All aspects of our lives – food, transport, energy and waste – will have to change dramatically if we’re to avoid catastrophe,’ writes Michael Kelly.

# climate-change - Monday 25 February, 2019

Met Éireann staff advised not to talk 'despair' over climate change and to use positive language

An internal communique says using words like “inevitable” could create a feeling that nothing can be done.

# climate-change - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

'The Garden of Eden is no more': David Attenborough issues stark climate warning at Davos

“We need to move beyond guilt or blame, and get on with the practical tasks at hand,” Attenborough told his audience.

# climate-change - Saturday 19 January, 2019

From the Garden: It's time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here

It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly.

# climate-change - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat?

The EAT-Lancet Commission recommends that the consumption of red meat and sugar should halve by 2050.

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

# climate-change - Monday 14 January, 2019

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

# climate-change - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Opinion: Time is running out to stop global warming - so we're taking the Irish government to court

Climate change is dangerous and poses a threat to us all, so we are taking a High Court case this January on behalf of all Irish citizens, writes Sadhbh O Neill.

# climate-change - Friday 4 January, 2019

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry Cod

How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry

Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.

# climate-change - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Up to 93% of green turtles could be female by 2100 due to climate change

Rising temperatures may lead to a “feminisation” of the species.

# climate-change - Friday 21 December, 2018

Opinion: You say you love your children - so why are you stealing our futures?

15-year-old Beth Doherty is here to hold you accountable for your lack of action on climate change. ‘As an adult reading this – you have power, I don’t have any,’ she writes.

# climate-change - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030

In the end, Paschal Donohoe did not touch the carbon tax rate in Budget 2019.

# climate-change - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

# climate-change - Monday 17 December, 2018

15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'

Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.

# climate-change - Sunday 16 December, 2018

UN climate summit: The three key outcomes you need to know

Minister for Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, said Ireland is fully committed to implementing the Paris Agreement.

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