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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Saturday 1 October, 2022

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: This planet is not one we 'own' - it's a resource we share

Updated Sat 1:00 PM 7,941 Views 6 Comments

Environmental campaigner Jamie Rohu says we must rethink our relationship with the natural world.

# climate-change - Friday 30 September, 2022

Commission warns Ireland over ‘stalled’ action to halt extraction in protected peatlands
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Commission warns Ireland over ‘stalled’ action to halt extraction in protected peatlands

Fri 11:53 AM 9,142 Views 13 Comments

The State has two months to act or potentially face legal action before the European Court of Justice.

# climate-change - Thursday 29 September, 2022

Debunked: No, excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not down to natural causes
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not down to natural causes

Thu 12:23 PM 559 Views 0 Comments

Spurious claims were made by an Australian climate change denier

# climate-change - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset

Sep 27th 2022, 6:43 PM 14,221 Views 26 Comments

The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Leading scientists say 'fundamentally flawed' climate study should be withdrawn

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 12:15 PM 9,765 Views 7 Comments

The experts say the study grossly manipulates data, cherry picks facts and ignores others that would contradict their discredited assertions.

# climate-change - Monday 26 September, 2022

UK Labour's Miliband mocks '19th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UK Labour's Miliband mocks '19th century’ Jacob Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’

Sep 26th 2022, 3:11 PM 16,461 Views 5 Comments

Britain’s opposition climate change secretary criticised the Government’s decision to open the door for fracking.

# climate-change - Sunday 25 September, 2022

'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall
# Ratheniska
# Ratheniska

'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall

Sep 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,199 Views 11 Comments

Climate and sustainability took on a new focus at the Ploughing this year, but there’s still a long way to go.

# climate-change - Monday 19 September, 2022

Debunked: Climate change is real - it is not a 'hoax' or a 'scam' designed to control people
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Climate change is real - it is not a 'hoax' or a 'scam' designed to control people

Sep 19th 2022, 4:05 PM 1,248 Views 0 Comments

Claims on social media suggest that climate change is made up.

Deadly typhoon strikes Japan as hurricane leaves Puerto Rico without power
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Deadly typhoon strikes Japan as hurricane leaves Puerto Rico without power

Sep 19th 2022, 9:45 AM 7,232 Views 1 Comment

A man was found dead in his car in Japan early today.

# climate-change - Sunday 18 September, 2022

China doubles down on coal burning in bid to battle energy crunch
# Climate
# Climate

China doubles down on coal burning in bid to battle energy crunch

Sep 18th 2022, 7:56 AM 24,470 Views 32 Comments

The country is the world’s biggest emitter of the greenhouse gases driving global warming.

# climate-change - Saturday 17 September, 2022

Climate takes backseat in Italian elections despite country suffering extreme events
# Italy Votes
# Italy Votes

Climate takes backseat in Italian elections despite country suffering extreme events

Sep 17th 2022, 9:59 AM 11,289 Views 14 Comments

Italy suffered deadly storms, a glacier collapse and its worst drought in 70 years in 2022.

# climate-change - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Poll: Are you climate-conscious when you shop for clothes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you climate-conscious when you shop for clothes?

Sep 15th 2022, 11:08 AM 14,139 Views 12 Comments

Does the environment enter your thoughts when you’re browsing in stores?

Patagonia's founder gives multi-billion dollar company away in effort to combat climate change
# Patagonia
# Patagonia

Patagonia's founder gives multi-billion dollar company away in effort to combat climate change

Sep 15th 2022, 8:17 AM 23,210 Views 16 Comments

Its founder says ‘Earth is now our only shareholder’.

# climate-change - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Any sector could be asked to cut emissions further to absorb unallocated reductions - minister
# Sectoral Ceilings
# Sectoral Ceilings

Any sector could be asked to cut emissions further to absorb unallocated reductions - minister

Sep 13th 2022, 4:22 PM 11,702 Views 20 Comments

No sector has yet been responsible for a total of 5.25 megatonnes of emissions.

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
# Paris Agreement
# Paris Agreement

Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN

Sep 13th 2022, 2:59 PM 7,985 Views 10 Comments

The warning came as a multi-agency report sets out the scale of the crisis.

# climate-change - Monday 12 September, 2022

'It shouldn't have been a surprise': How policy choices brought Ireland's energy to the brink
# Sowed And Reaped
# Sowed And Reaped

'It shouldn't have been a surprise': How policy choices brought Ireland's energy to the brink

Sep 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,787 Views 42 Comments

Experts explain how decisions made in years gone by have led us to our current position of facing down a bleak winter, even without the war in Ukraine.

# climate-change - Saturday 10 September, 2022

UN chief has 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

UN chief has 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods

Sep 10th 2022, 5:47 PM 16,355 Views 2 Comments

Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that has wiped out crops and destroyed homes, businesses, roads and bridges.

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise
# Solar Setback
# Solar Setback

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise

Sep 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,391 Views 35 Comments
  • Microgenerators are supposed to be able to sell back any surplus power they produce to their energy supplier.
  • Only one supplier could confirm that it started to pay microgenerators before 31 August in line with an assurance by the national energy regulator.
  • At least eight had not yet commenced payment, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-change - Friday 9 September, 2022

UN chief Guterres slams climate change 'insanity' during visit to flood-hit Pakistan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN chief Guterres slams climate change 'insanity' during visit to flood-hit Pakistan

Sep 9th 2022, 2:45 PM 7,559 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that covers a third of the country

# climate-change - Wednesday 7 September, 2022

Environment groups criticise appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg to UK energy and climate role
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Environment groups criticise appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg to UK energy and climate role

Sep 7th 2022, 12:15 PM 26,177 Views 32 Comments

Rees-Mogg has warned against ‘climate alarmism’ and said that oil firms need to stay profitable.

# climate-change - Tuesday 6 September, 2022

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis
# Take It By Storm
# Take It By Storm

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis

Sep 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,903 Views 51 Comments
  • The Climate Change Advisory Council says crucial actions to combat the climate crisis are not happening quickly enough.
  • In its annual report, it tells the government how to power through the current energy crisis, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-change - Friday 2 September, 2022

More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark
# Relief
# Relief

More aid reaches Pakistan as deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark

Sep 2nd 2022, 10:15 AM 6,369 Views 0 Comments

More than three million people are said to have been affected by the disaster.

# climate-change - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

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Updated Aug 31st 2022, 11:40 AM 20,902 Views 0 Comments

We’ll bring you the latest climate updates from Ireland and abroad and original reporting you’ll get to read before anyone else.

# climate-change - Monday 29 August, 2022

‘Zombie ice’ from Greenland will raise sea level by 10 inches, study suggests
# Uh Oh
# Uh Oh

‘Zombie ice’ from Greenland will raise sea level by 10 inches, study suggests

Aug 29th 2022, 7:23 PM 37,602 Views 29 Comments

Zombie or doomed ice is ice that is still attached to thicker areas of ice, but is no longer getting fed by those larger glaciers.

# climate-change - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000
# Monsoon Rains
# Monsoon Rains

Pakistan orders thousands to evacuate near flood-swollen rivers as death toll nears 1,000

Aug 27th 2022, 1:40 PM 6,986 Views 3 Comments

Officials say this year’s monsoon flooding has affected more than 33 million people, destroying or badly damaging nearly a million homes.

Leaves fall early in UK after heatwave as experts warn of Ireland's vulnerability
# Climate
# Climate

Leaves fall early in UK after heatwave as experts warn of Ireland's vulnerability

Aug 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 63,736 Views 29 Comments

The Devon Wildlife Trust said it has observed signs of ‘false autumn’ at 60 nature reserves.

# climate-change - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Opinion: Climate transition must happen - it's up to us whether by design or by disaster
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate transition must happen - it's up to us whether by design or by disaster

Aug 21st 2022, 8:30 PM 15,768 Views 63 Comments

Climate expert Ali Sheridan says we must call out obstacles to climate action – the misinformation, the lobbying, the delay tactics, the whataboutery.

Flash flooding leaves 40 dead in northern India
# India
# India

Flash flooding leaves 40 dead in northern India

Aug 21st 2022, 11:30 AM 5,667 Views 0 Comments

Disasters caused by floods are common in India’s Himalayan north during the monsoon season, but scientists say they are becoming more frequent due to climate change.

China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest
# Drought
# Drought

China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest

Aug 21st 2022, 8:45 AM 29,600 Views 32 Comments

Parts of the country are enduring a record-breaking drought.

# climate-change - Friday 19 August, 2022

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, cows are a 'problem' when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Aug 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 36,623 Views 13 Comments

Two Facebook posts said cows are “not the problem” compared to emitting activities like flying.

# climate-change - Thursday 18 August, 2022

Bumblebee wings show stress of climate change on insect, says study
# Bad Buzz
# Bad Buzz

Bumblebee wings show stress of climate change on insect, says study

Aug 18th 2022, 11:27 AM 16,508 Views 15 Comments

Scientists from Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum have published two papers analysing UK bumblebee populations.

# climate-change - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal
# Disaster
# Disaster

Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal

Aug 17th 2022, 8:55 PM 15,924 Views 1 Comment

A wildfire in Spain burnt up 10,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, regional officials say.

New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin
# Climate
# Climate

New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin

Aug 17th 2022, 10:54 AM 27,772 Views 24 Comments

The neighbourhoods in the plan would follow the 15-minute city concept.

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law
# New Legislation
# New Legislation

US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law

Aug 17th 2022, 7:09 AM 12,812 Views 21 Comments

The measure is paid for by new taxes on large companies and stepped-up IRS enforcement of wealthy individuals and entities.

# climate-change - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Spain wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate as land destroyed
# European Heatwave
# European Heatwave

Spain wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate as land destroyed

Updated Aug 14th 2022, 7:21 PM 37,736 Views 4 Comments

The fire was raging in the Aragon region where around 300 firefighters are trying to contain the blaze.

# climate-change - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer

Aug 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 27,314 Views 0 Comments

Social media users suggest that climate change has been exaggerated in recent weather reports.

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages
# Selling Solar
# Selling Solar

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages

Aug 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,661 Views 42 Comments
  • Homes, farms and businesses will soon be able to sell surplus renewable energy back to the grid but have been waiting months for details.
  • Industry experts and Opposition politicians have said that the scheme should have been rolled out quickly and widely.
  • Most energy suppliers have not yet started payments but are planning to do so in the coming weeks and months, Lauren Boland reports.

# climate-change - Friday 12 August, 2022

Carlow hits 31.7 degrees to provisionally break Ireland's all-time August high temperature record
# Hot Hot Hot
# Hot Hot Hot

Carlow hits 31.7 degrees to provisionally break Ireland's all-time August high temperature record

Updated Aug 12th 2022, 4:50 PM 55,941 Views 33 Comments

The mercury hit 30.5 degrees in Carlow yesterday.

Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years
# No Rain
# No Rain

Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years

Aug 12th 2022, 1:46 PM 11,983 Views 7 Comments

The change could lead to more measures such as hosepipe bans.

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities

Aug 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,457 Views 31 Comments
  • Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
  • This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
  • UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.
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