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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'I got into terrible trouble': Shane Ross on that social media speed bump, and why he went electric in the first place

We talked to the transport minister about ministerial cars, BusConnects, and getting on a bike with Eamon Ryan.

# climate-change - Friday 30 August, 2019

Australia downgrades long-term outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor'

“Climate change is escalating and is the most significant threat to the Region’s long-term outlook.”

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)

It is definitely possible to significantly reduce your day-to-day waste … but it’s harder than it sounds.

# climate-change - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.

Greta Thunberg reaches New York by yacht after crossing the Atlantic to attend climate summit

The teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions.

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

# climate-change - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

# climate-change - Monday 26 August, 2019

'It is much worse than you think': The climate crisis and what it means for Ireland

Ireland – like every country – faces significant challenges to respond to climate change.

# climate-change - Thursday 22 August, 2019

'Will Ireland survive 2050?' RTÉ turns focus to climate change as it unveils new schedule

Some 157 young people in Ireland will come together to form the RTÉ youth assembly and debate climate issues in the Dáil.

# climate-change - Monday 19 August, 2019

Retrofit scheme: Pre-deadline applications WILL be processed despite closure

The minister has sought to assure homeowners worried about the end of the pilot programme.

# climate-change - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

# climate-change - Friday 16 August, 2019

Pacific leaders criticise Australia for undermining a message on global warming

The annual Pacific Island Forum ended last night with the group’s members at odds over climate change.

# climate-change - Thursday 15 August, 2019

July confirmed as the hottest month on record

Nine of the 10 hottest July months have occurred since 2005 – with the last five years ranking as the five hottest, according to a US agency.

Minister told Dáil that home retrofit scheme had €6 million left. Seven weeks later, it closed down.

Contractors who worked in providing them have said the pulling of the scheme is a “massive slap in the face”.

# climate-change - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

29 states and cities sue Trump over climate change approach

The US President has set about systematically dismantling environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama.

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.

# climate-change - Friday 9 August, 2019

Green Party says we need to reduce the number of cows, farmers call that an 'attack'

A new global report has warned that the world cannot sustain our demand for food.

# climate-change - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets

Today’s climate report says that a shift in land use is crucial to tackling climate change.

# climate-change - Monday 5 August, 2019

This July was the hottest month ever recorded and 2019 is set to be among warmest years

Searing heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month.

Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'

Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.

# climate-change - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: How to deal with the feeling of hopelessness in the face of climate change

The Green Party candidate says people must unite to fight against climate change.

# climate-change - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Eamon Ryan interview: 'Sometimes Leo's inner neo-liberal comes out'

The Green Party leader spoke to while on a clean up in Donnybrook.

# climate-change - Friday 26 July, 2019

Think July is warm? If trends continue, by 2040 this year will be 'considered a cool summer'

The warm temperatures and heatwaves experienced recently are expected to be even warmer in the coming years.

# climate-change - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging

Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.

Ireland completely off course regarding climate change targets, watchdog warns

The Climate Change Advisory Council has called for additional measures to be introduced to help Ireland reduce its emissions.

16-year-old tells minister Fine Gael is 'passing the buck' when it comes to climate action

Conal O’Boyle said government is trying to hide the fact that they still grant oil licenses while telling people to buy an electric car.

# climate-change - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Climate change happening faster than many animals can adapt, study finds

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has launched a public consultation on the impact of climate change on the health sector.

# climate-change - Friday 19 July, 2019

Poll: Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you trying to reduce your carbon footprint?

Leo Varadkar is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Mícheál Martin said yesterday that he’s walking “a lot”.

Last month was the hottest June on record worldwide, according to US agency

The period between January and June 2019 as a whole, seen the second highest average temperatures ever recorded, according to the agency.

Leo is eating less meat to reduce his carbon footprint, but Micheál says he's 'walking a lot'

Micheal Martin says the government’s climate change policies are ‘a bit all over the place’.

# climate-change - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Opinion: When it comes to climate change, is the petroleum industry the only 'bad guy'?

Climate change is undeniable, writes the head of petroleum industry grouping, and we all have a hand in it.

# climate-change - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed

The Green Party is hosting today’s discussion in Leinster House featuring Irish and international experts.

# climate-change - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

'We cannot be radical enough': David Attenborough calls for drastic climate change action

Naturalist David Attenborough appeared today before British MPs to discuss climate change.

Donald Trump denounces Paris climate accord as 'ineffective' and 'expensive'

Trump has gone as far as branding climate change a conspiracy in the past.

# climate-change - Monday 8 July, 2019

Protesters lock themselves to department doors in protest over Climate Emergency Bill blocking

The bill was blocked from progressing by the government last week.

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry Extinction Rebellion This post contains videos

'We have to do more': Extinction Rebellion stage protest in Dublin against commercial forestry

The protest took place as Forestry Industries Ireland held a conference inside the National Botanic Gardens.

# climate-change - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Climate change likely a major contributor to France's extreme heatwave

Temperatures went above 45 degrees in France last week, with experts saying that climate change was a major contributor.

Healy Rae tells ministers to get out of their 'ivory towers' and talk to Irish farming families about EU trade deal

The biggest ever trade agreement between the EU and South American countries was announced last week.

# climate-change - Monday 1 July, 2019

Cars buried and homes damaged after freak hail storm strikes Mexican city Guadalajara This post contains videos

Cars buried and homes damaged after freak hail storm strikes Mexican city

Nearly 200 homes and businesses reported hail damage.

# climate-change - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Varadkar blaming Fianna Fáil for ministers using diesel cars is 'petty' and 'cheap', says Martin

Leo Varadkar said the government would move to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2030.