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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Take a look inside Taiwan's environmentally-friendly twisting tower

Trees and plants outside the building will absorb 130 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

# climate-change - Thursday 5 January, 2017

It's official: The so-called hiatus in global warming is a myth

New research confirms a criticised 2015 study which overturned results of a “pause” in oceanic warming.

# climate-change - Monday 2 January, 2017

Top Republican fears damage Trump could do to the environment

Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the EPA, accused Donald Trump of ignoring science when it comes to climate change.

# climate-change - Friday 23 December, 2016

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.

# climate-change - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Cracking the Whip: Regina Doherty talks disloyalty, Trump, and why she and Mary Lou no longer speak

Fine Gael’s Chief Whip has had a big year. In a wide-ranging interview she tells us of her punishing schedule, spats with Sinn Féin, and why Christmas time always means home.

# climate-change - Monday 12 December, 2016

Reindeer are shrinking: Warmer weather threatens Christmas icon

And before you use that Father Ted joke – no, the reindeer aren’t just far away.

# climate-change - Friday 9 December, 2016

Trump defends appointing a climate sceptic and a fast food boss to his Cabinet

“We will stay in the streets to fight back against anti-worker extremism,” said a union spokeswoman.

# climate-change - Monday 5 December, 2016

Donald Trump and Al Gore have "extremely interesting conversation" about climate change

The US president-elect may be softening his stance on the issue.

# climate-change - Sunday 27 November, 2016

RTÉ's George Lee on emigration, climate change and the Dáil's 'power game'

We spoke to George Lee about his new documentary on Irish expats in Hong Kong – and if the Dáil should be doing something to make Ireland a more attractive place to live and work.

# climate-change - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Trump dubbed 'the first anti-science president' the US has ever had

The scientific community in the US now fears the worst.

# climate-change - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Denis Naughten right about the deaths caused by air pollution in Ireland?

The Climate Action Minister says four people die every day due to air pollution. We put his claim to the test.

Eamon Ryan: 'Trump won’t have it all his own way on climate change'

The President-elect will face fierce opposition both domestically and internationally if he tries to undo decades of progress on fighting climate change, writes Eamon Ryan.

# climate-change - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Three people die every day due to the state of the Irish environment - study

1,200 premature deaths are caused every year by pollution according to the EPA.

# climate-change - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.

# climate-change - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae says holes in the ozone layer were caused by 'nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean'

Not the scientifically accepted abundance of man-made CFCs.

# climate-change - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change

“The signing of this treaty signals a move in a new direction,” said the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan.

# climate-change - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Poll: Should climate change deniers be banned from public office? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should climate change deniers be banned from public office?

Leonardo DiCaprio made headlines this week by suggesting a ban. Do you agree?

# climate-change - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae invites Leonardo DiCaprio to run for public office in Kerry

He was responding to claims the actor made earlier this week, when he said that those who do not believe in climate change “should not be allowed to hold public office”.

# climate-change - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban plastic cups and plates?

France recently passed a similar law.

# climate-change - Saturday 3 September, 2016

The world's two biggest polluters have made a historic commitment to fight global warming

The US and China have signed up to the Paris accord.

# climate-change - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae says Noah's Ark is "a fact"

The TD made headlines earlier this year when he asserted that “God above” is in charge of the weather.

# climate-change - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Islamic State is the biggest threat facing continent, Europeans say

However, many believe that spending more on defence is not the answer.

# climate-change - Monday 8 August, 2016

Professor calls Danny Healy-Rae's view on climate change 'nonsense' and 'dangerous'

The Kerry TD went head-to-head with Professor John Sodeau of University College Cork to debate climate change.

# climate-change - Monday 23 May, 2016

Donald Trump cites global warming as reason to build his Atlantic wall in Co Clare

He has called global warming a “hoax” and a “con job” in the past.

# climate-change - Monday 16 May, 2016

Last month was the hottest April the planet has experienced in modern times

That’s 369 months in a row that temperatures were at or above average.

# climate-change - Sunday 15 May, 2016

'Danny Healy-Rae can say what he likes ... he has to open his eyes'

This Greens senator and former Rainbow Warrior crew-member has a thing or two to say about the Kerry TD’s comments.

# climate-change - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Poll: Do you believe in climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe in climate change?

Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae said that ‘God above is in charge of the weather’ during a Dáil debate yesterday.

# climate-change - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Danny Healy-Rae: 'God above is in charge of the weather and we can't do anything about it'

The independent TD was speaking about climate change – he says weather patterns have been fluctuating for centuries.

Alan Kelly was pretty annoyed only one FG TD turned up to talk about climate change

The Minister has once more hit out at Labour’s former coalition partner.

# climate-change - Friday 22 April, 2016

Alan Kelly: Ireland must face up to its climate change obligations

Outgoing Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is in New York as over 150 countries sign the historic Paris climate deal.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Giant holes that mysteriously appeared in Siberia could be sign of climate 'time bomb'

When the first 100 foot hole was spotted two years ago, everyone was baffled.

# climate-change - Monday 21 March, 2016

February hottest on record as UN warns of 'unprecedented' rate of climate change

The high temperatures come after a record-breaking 2015.

# climate-change - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Are you observing Earth Hour? Landmarks like the Áras are

Many countries have already done their bit.

# climate-change - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Hated last winter? New research suggests it's going to be the 'new-normal'

Going forward we can expect a sodden winter like that which has just passed once every eight years.

# climate-change - Thursday 25 February, 2016

"I feel very weak in the mornings": These two men are staging a five day pre-election fast

They’re “ratcheting up” their campaigning, as “all of the other actions of protest have made no difference”.

# climate-change - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Blind in one eye, crippled by pain, Teresina does without meals so her kids can eat visited families in Kenya whose livelihoods were destroyed by climate change.

# climate-change - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Ryan vs. McCarthy: These two lads had a mighty row about the trauma of government

In our third election debate, Labour and the Greens do battle on the environment and being in government.

# climate-change - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

2015 was the hottest year EVER on record

Experts have warned that climate change is to blame for the worldwide rise in temperature.

# climate-change - Friday 15 January, 2016

The weather is getting weirder. There's a hurricane FIVE MONTHS before hurricane season

Hurricane Alex is the first Atlantic hurricane to form in January in 78 years.

# climate-change - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before

Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.

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