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Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?
# Means The World
# Means The World

Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?

Thu 8:00 PM 8,023 Views 11 Comments

“Covid has created a global awareness of the interaction of everybody together on one planet.”

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Tue 8:00 PM 4,913 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change the biggest single health threat facing humanity, warns WHO

Oct 11th 2021, 5:23 PM 8,892 Views 35 Comments

Burning of fossil fuels is killing us, UN health body warns ahead of Cop26 summit.

Country basks in late summer sun as highest temperature since heatwave recorded
# 27.9 Degrees
# 27.9 Degrees

Country basks in late summer sun as highest temperature since heatwave recorded

Sep 7th 2021, 9:47 PM 53,050 Views 18 Comments

September temperature values are higher than any of the data recorded during August.

NGOs say COP26 climate summit should be postponed over vaccine inequity
# Developing Countries
# Developing Countries

NGOs say COP26 climate summit should be postponed over vaccine inequity

Sep 7th 2021, 8:25 PM 6,973 Views 3 Comments

Currently, more than 55% of Europeans are fully vaccinated, compared to about 3% in Africa.

Weather disasters soar in number and cost over past 50 years
# Extreme Events
# Extreme Events

Weather disasters soar in number and cost over past 50 years

Sep 1st 2021, 2:03 PM 5,144 Views 1 Comment

Most deaths and damage during 50 years of weather disasters came from storms, flooding and drought.

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:58 PM 17,907 Views 23 Comments

Overall grocery spending dropped by 3.9% in the last 12 weeks.

Europe experienced hottest year on record in 2020 but temperatures were close to normal in Ireland
# Climate Report
# Climate Report

Europe experienced hottest year on record in 2020 but temperatures were close to normal in Ireland

Aug 25th 2021, 9:59 PM 16,995 Views 17 Comments

The average temperature in the continent last year was 1.9 Celsius above the long-term average for 1981-2010.

Weather set to improve next week, with highs of 25 degrees
# Feeling Hot
# Feeling Hot

Weather set to improve next week, with highs of 25 degrees

Aug 22nd 2021, 12:40 PM 38,070 Views 14 Comments

This weekend was a washout in many places, with flooding in South Dublin.

Poll: Are you hopeful for a break in the bad weather?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you hopeful for a break in the bad weather?

Aug 20th 2021, 9:29 AM 27,007 Views 38 Comments

Saturday will be another grey and drizzly day, Sunday looks set to be dry with a mixture of cloud and bright sunny spells.

Spain battles wildfires as heatwave kicks in
# Spain
# Spain

Spain battles wildfires as heatwave kicks in

Aug 12th 2021, 10:33 PM 31,042 Views 33 Comments

Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region has banned camping in forests and sporting activities in rural areas to reduce the risk of wildfires.

The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What can Ireland do now about climate change?

Aug 19th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,668 Views 6 Comments

In the wake of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change we speak to John Gibbons.

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,093 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?
# Warmed Up
# Warmed Up

'A new set of solutions': What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?

Aug 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,140 Views 97 Comments
  • Governments, industries and households all have a role in achieving climate goals, Lauren Boland reports.
  • A major new UN report this week found lowering emissions is the key to stop temperatures rising.
  • "Use your vote. Vote with your wallet. Use your influence," one expert says.
New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
# Greece
# Greece

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,379 Views 1 Comment

Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.

Met Éireann says most of its weather stations recorded their hottest July since 2013
# Heatwave Report
# Heatwave Report

Met Éireann says most of its weather stations recorded their hottest July since 2013

Aug 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,437 Views 17 Comments

Temperatures reached 30.8 degrees in Roscommon.

New heat record in Sicily as 'Lucifer' sweeps over Italy
# Anticyclone
# Anticyclone

New heat record in Sicily as 'Lucifer' sweeps over Italy

Aug 11th 2021, 7:59 PM 63,487 Views 32 Comments

Firefighters said earlier today they had recorded 300 interventions in the past 12 hours.

Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 10:17 PM 20,243 Views 3 Comments

Greece and neighbouring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks.

Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze
# Greek Fires
# Greek Fires

Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze

Aug 10th 2021, 8:33 PM 12,018 Views 4 Comments

Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday
# Co2 Levels
# Co2 Levels

Taoiseach hails 'hugely important' IPCC climate report following criticism of his 'silence' yesterday

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 5:38 PM 18,719 Views 70 Comments

A UN report on climate change has found “deep reductions” in emissions are crucial to limit global warming.

'28 degrees is a major challenge already': Warming would acutely impact Ireland, expert says
# Infrastructure
# Infrastructure

'28 degrees is a major challenge already': Warming would acutely impact Ireland, expert says

Aug 10th 2021, 6:00 AM 29,309 Views 60 Comments

A Maynooth professor and climate report author says any change in extreme weather would be difficult for Ireland.

Climate report: Scale of changes ‘unprecedented’ - but not too late to slow warming
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate report: Scale of changes ‘unprecedented’ - but not too late to slow warming

Aug 9th 2021, 9:00 AM 21,182 Views 115 Comments

A UN report on climate change has found “deep reductions” in emissions are crucial to limit global warming.

New UN report to set out stark reality of the climate crisis
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New UN report to set out stark reality of the climate crisis

Aug 8th 2021, 5:10 PM 13,505 Views 51 Comments

Pressure will be on governments – who have approved the report – to take action at the Cop26 climate summit in November.

'All countries must play their part': Minister says climate report is 'stark reminder' of crisis
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'All countries must play their part': Minister says climate report is 'stark reminder' of crisis

Aug 9th 2021, 10:37 AM 7,506 Views 35 Comments

The important UN report found that the scale of recent climate changes is unprecedented.

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
# Burning
# Burning

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 10:09 AM 12,097 Views 8 Comments

One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

Jul 24th 2021, 8:00 PM 56,752 Views 85 Comments
EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight
# Fighting Fire
# Fighting Fire

EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight

Updated Aug 2nd 2021, 6:57 PM 20,186 Views 5 Comments

Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.

Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
# RNLI
# RNLI

Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast

Aug 1st 2021, 5:51 PM 24,231 Views 14 Comments

The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom
# Barnagrow Lake
# Barnagrow Lake

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom

Jul 30th 2021, 7:00 PM 31,966 Views 14 Comments

Around 5,000 fish mortalities have been estimated.

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been out swimming during the heatwave?

Jul 21st 2021, 10:23 AM 27,911 Views 35 Comments

There are signs the high pressure could break down over the weekend.

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
# Clogherhead
# Clogherhead

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,965 Views 13 Comments

Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter
# Kilmurrin Cove
# Kilmurrin Cove

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter

Jul 29th 2021, 12:38 PM 13,255 Views 3 Comments

The group became stranded when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks.

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day
# Floods
# Floods

More storms on the way in UK after almost a month’s rain falls on London in a day

Updated Jul 26th 2021, 1:30 PM 49,640 Views 7 Comments

One hospital had to cancel all planned surgery and outpatient appointments due to flooding.

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties

Updated Jul 23rd 2021, 4:45 PM 79,799 Views 35 Comments

A Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning will be in place for the entire country for an hour tonight.

Ireland records first 'tropical night' in 20 years, NI breaks temperature record again
# Hot Hot Hot
# Hot Hot Hot

Ireland records first 'tropical night' in 20 years, NI breaks temperature record again

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 7:07 PM 95,164 Views 61 Comments

Northern Ireland exceeded its highest temperature on record today while it was also the hottest day of the year in the Republic.

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