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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030

Wed 6:00 AM 27,518 Views 110 Comments

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.

# climate-change - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'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 4,861 Views 8 Comments

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

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Carbon tax, transport investment: The main climate measures at the centre of today's Budget

Tue 4:15 PM 6,309 Views 6 Comments

The minister for finance said that “future generations will not tolerate inaction” on the climate.

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
# Carbon Tax
# Carbon Tax

'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne

Tue 2:15 PM 14,634 Views 35 Comments

The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns
# Cop26
# Cop26

World leaders 'must honour' climate targets or 'fail as one', head of Cop26 warns

Tue 7:21 AM 3,729 Views 4 Comments

Alok Sharma urged countries to honour the Paris climate accord agreed in 2015.

# climate-change - Monday 11 October, 2021

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?

Mon 7:00 PM 7,215 Views 57 Comments

Ahead of the government’s new climate action plan, we want to hear what you think it needs to prioritise.

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?

Mon 10:00 AM 29,924 Views 75 Comments

Global warming will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in emissions.

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis

Oct 11th 2021, 12:10 AM 5,386 Views 17 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project will take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis.

# climate-change - Friday 8 October, 2021

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability

Oct 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,935 Views 7 Comments

Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.

# climate-change - Monday 4 October, 2021

Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Over 20 climate and environmental groups call on EU to ban fossil fuel advertising

Oct 4th 2021, 3:02 PM 6,428 Views 6 Comments

More than 80 Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Shell’s oil refinery in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

# climate-change - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,251 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

# climate-change - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House
# Free Parking
# Free Parking

Taoiseach disagrees with revoking free parking for former politicians at Leinster House

Sep 29th 2021, 6:47 PM 30,166 Views 31 Comments

There have been calls to restore the Leinster House garden at the Kildare Street entrance, which is now a car park for members.

# climate-change - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate

Sep 28th 2021, 6:19 PM 20,171 Views 34 Comments

The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.

# climate-change - Friday 24 September, 2021

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action
# Fridays For Future
# Fridays For Future

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action

Updated Sep 24th 2021, 7:30 PM 25,688 Views 120 Comments

Protests have taken place in Cork, Dublin and Galway.

# climate-change - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 8,610 Views 21 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

# climate-change - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China and US unveil big steps to fight climate change

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:27 AM 11,537 Views 29 Comments

China could shut 47 planned power plants in 20 developing countries.

# climate-change - Friday 17 September, 2021

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 9:04 AM 21,264 Views 50 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 10,985 Views 16 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.

# climate-change - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Future 'wars over water and food if we do not act now' on climate crisis, EU parliament hears

Sep 14th 2021, 1:55 PM 12,980 Views 21 Comments

A climate report has said the scale of recent changes to the climate system are “unprecedented” over hundreds and thousands of years.

# climate-change - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Five changes you can make to guide your children to a greener life

Sep 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,477 Views 12 Comments

David Maher from SOLAS in Co Laois shares his tips on how we can teach children to live sustainably.

# climate-change - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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 53,045 Views 18 Comments

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

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come

Sep 7th 2021, 7:46 PM 16,065 Views 21 Comments

Biden flew to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey today after the states were struck by Hurricane Ida last week.

Poll: What do you use to heat your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What do you use to heat your home?

Sep 7th 2021, 11:19 AM 45,101 Views 68 Comments

New standards for domestic solid fuels will be introduced in Ireland next year.

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year

Sep 7th 2021, 8:28 AM 50,244 Views 68 Comments

Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.

# climate-change - Monday 6 September, 2021

Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change
# Urgent Editorial
# Urgent Editorial

Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change

Sep 6th 2021, 7:19 AM 12,142 Views 45 Comments

The BMJ said it is the first time so many journals have come together to make the same statement.

# climate-change - Sunday 5 September, 2021

No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say
# Independence
# Independence

No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say

Sep 5th 2021, 9:37 AM 33,055 Views 34 Comments

The Scottish First Minister responded by saying anyone who allows politics to get in the way of tackling climate change would be abdicating responsibility.

# climate-change - Friday 3 September, 2021

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
# Hurricane Ida
# Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 1:29 PM 23,593 Views 10 Comments

The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.

# climate-change - Monday 30 August, 2021

London's Tower Bridge blocked by Extinction Rebellion protesters
# London
# London

London's Tower Bridge blocked by Extinction Rebellion protesters

Aug 30th 2021, 5:09 PM 16,744 Views 29 Comments

XR campaigners have blocked the landmark to demand the UK government divest from fossil fuels.

# climate-change - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

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.

# climate-change - Monday 23 August, 2021

Dozens still missing after floods surge through Tennessee
# Humpreys County
# Humpreys County

Dozens still missing after floods surge through Tennessee

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 9:30 PM 27,031 Views 2 Comments

Historic storms dumped as much as 38cm of rain in one day.

# climate-change - Friday 20 August, 2021

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

€490k new funding announced to help create a 'circular economy' in Ireland

Aug 20th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,299 Views 12 Comments

Ten projects will be chosen to receive the funding.

# climate-change - Thursday 19 August, 2021

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 4,664 Views 6 Comments

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

# climate-change - Monday 16 August, 2021

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
# Athens
# Athens

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

# climate-change - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference
# Small Changes Big Difference
# Small Changes Big Difference

Opinion: Feeling despair over climate change? Don't panic, you can make a difference

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 19,523 Views 60 Comments

Jane Hackett says that small changes we make together can make a big difference.

# climate-change - Saturday 14 August, 2021

Poll: Do you feel you can make a difference in the fight against climate change?
# IPCC Report
# IPCC Report

Poll: Do you feel you can make a difference in the fight against climate change?

Aug 14th 2021, 11:29 AM 24,687 Views 127 Comments

The world has been left reeling after yet another damning UN report on climate change this week.

'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 37,135 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.

# climate-change - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report
# Emissions
# Emissions

Ireland's greenhouse gases reach highest in recorded history - report

Aug 12th 2021, 7:54 AM 23,899 Views 69 Comments

Methane emissions have increased by 170% compared to pre-industrial levels.

Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy
# Robot Trees
# Robot Trees

Cork City Council defends 'robot trees' as it launches Clean Air Strategy

Aug 12th 2021, 7:38 AM 36,289 Views 49 Comments

Cork’s ‘clean air’ plan is being launched today.

# climate-change - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Poll: Do you support carbon tax increases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support carbon tax increases?

Aug 11th 2021, 8:37 AM 45,660 Views 142 Comments

The finance minister has reaffirmed that an increase will take place next year.

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