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#Global Warming

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

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

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

# global-warming - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

In just 3 years, Antarctic sea ice shrank by an area four times greater than France

From 2014 to 2017, “the Antarctic lost almost as much as the Arctic” over almost 40 years, and now stands at a record low.

# global-warming - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Scientists have recorded the highest level of CO2 emissions on earth since records began

The last time earth’s atmosphere contained this much CO2 was more than three million years ago

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

The last four years were the hottest on record, UN confirms

The 20 warmest years in history all occurred within the last 22 years.

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

# global-warming - Friday 19 October, 2018

Met Éireann staff told not to link specific extreme weather events with climate change

The advice in a guidance document for staff says linking extreme weather to global warming was a problem.

# global-warming - Monday 15 October, 2018

Trump backs off climate change hoax claim ... but says he doesn't know if it's man made

Trump said he doesn’t want to put the US at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

# global-warming - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say

Manmade global warming and a natural change in the Earth’s temperature will join forces over the coming years, the study suggested.

# global-warming - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves.

# global-warming - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Great Barrier Reef corals experiencing 'catastrophic die-off' as result of global warming

30% of the coral in the area were lost between March and November 2016 as a result of an extended marine heatwave.

# global-warming - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

# global-warming - Sunday 4 February, 2018

A climate change sceptic proposed as Trump's top environmental adviser has been dropped

The White House has confirmed that Kathleen Hartnett White will not be taking on the role.

# global-warming - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

# global-warming - Friday 29 December, 2017

Trump says US east coast could use some 'global warming' this weekend as temperatures plunge

Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change science.

# global-warming - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change

Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index

# global-warming - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change

The voting took place after two weekends of deliberation that focused on the energy, transport and agriculture sectors.

# global-warming - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Volcanic eruptions were the driving force behind an ancient global warming event

The event that took place 56 million years ago has been investigated by researchers at the University of California.

# global-warming - Friday 11 August, 2017

Climate change behind dramatic shift in timing of Irish floods, study finds

Winter floods are now occurring the east of Ireland earlier towards autumn than they did 20 years ago.

# global-warming - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

# global-warming - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Poll: Are you worried about climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about climate change?

New research predicts a dramatic rise in the death toll from weather-related disasters in Europe in the coming decades.

US still wants to join climate talks despite plan to withdraw from agreement

The country can’t formally pull out of the Paris accord until 2020 at the earliest.

# global-warming - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Electric cars: Is Ireland, and the world, ready for them?

Britain has vowed to “end the sale of all conventional petrol and diesel cars” by 2040.

# global-warming - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The wine industry in Europe could be in trouble due to global warming, researchers warn

Work made impossible by the heat, and losses in productivity could see the wine industry facing challenging times, they said.

# global-warming - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

# global-warming - Monday 19 June, 2017

Trend towards 'killer heatwaves seems unavoidable', scientists warn

Even under the Paris Climate deal, half of the world’s population would be exposed to killer heatwaves every year.

# global-warming - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Iceberg as big as Galway on the brink of breaking away into ocean

If the Larsen C Antarctic ice shelf splits, it will produce one of the biggest icebergs ever seen.

# global-warming - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Luke Ming Flanagan: 'Regulation, like taxes, is only for the little people'

Corporate Ireland doesn’t need to live up to the laws that are put in place for our health and our environment, writes Luke Ming Flanagan.

# global-warming - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Zero prospect' of recovery after Great Barrier Reef decimated by the heat and Cyclone Debbie

The damage caused by Cyclone Debbie could be severe, say scientists.

# global-warming - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Trump finally set to meet Xi Jinping after Twitter rants about China

Trump and his Chinese counterpart will have a lot to talk about.

# global-warming - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Vladimir Putin does not believe in man-made climate change

He says it has been around since the 1930s and is potentially a good thing.

# global-warming - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Climate change could be a lot worse than we first thought...

New research from scientists, including some from Maynooth University, suggests temperatures may have risen higher than was previously feared.

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas

As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.

# global-warming - 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.

# global-warming - Monday 14 November, 2016

Heating up: 2016 "very likely" to be hottest year on record, says UN

“The election of Donald Trump is only going to make matters worse,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

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