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# climate-change - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters

Sun 7:00 AM 12,201 Views 30 Comments

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and recent data shows its atmospheric concentration is still increasing.

# climate-change - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find

Sat 11:10 AM 16,055 Views 29 Comments

Climate hazards, including rising temperature, pollution and wildfires, are increasing the risk of pre-term birth.

# climate-change - Thursday 13 January, 2022

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas

Jan 13th 2022, 2:15 PM 8,289 Views 32 Comments

The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.

# climate-change - Monday 10 January, 2022

Last 7 years 'warmest on record' globally, EU climate service reports
# Climate
# Climate

Last 7 years 'warmest on record' globally, EU climate service reports

Jan 10th 2022, 3:08 PM 6,379 Views 20 Comments

It found that last year was the fifth warmest on record globally.

# climate-change - Friday 7 January, 2022

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
# Climate
# Climate

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,426 Views 54 Comments
  • Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
  • Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.
Ireland felt above-average temperatures in 2021 for the 11th year in a row
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Ireland felt above-average temperatures in 2021 for the 11th year in a row

Jan 7th 2022, 12:50 PM 7,927 Views 29 Comments

The forecaster has warned that hot weather last year was in line with global temperature rise driven by human-caused climate change.

# climate-change - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Scientists begin mission to explore Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier
# Thwaites Glacier
# Thwaites Glacier

Scientists begin mission to explore Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier

Jan 6th 2022, 10:56 AM 28,629 Views 31 Comments

Thwaites is putting about 45 billion tonnes of ice into the water a year.

# climate-change - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

Pippa Hackett: We need to move fast to improve our forestry cover in Ireland

Jan 4th 2022, 7:00 AM 19,761 Views 46 Comments

The Minister of State for Agriculture says Ireland is falling in its targets on forestry but the government plans to accelerate progress this year.

# climate-change - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year
# Resilience
# Resilience

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year

Jan 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 11,839 Views 8 Comments

Ireland is due to update the National Adaptation Framework for the first time since 2018 and the IPCC will publish a major report on climate adaptation.

# climate-change - Saturday 1 January, 2022

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
# European Union
# European Union

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,148 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

# climate-change - Friday 31 December, 2021

Ireland has hottest autumn on record, 'in line with human-caused climate change'
# Weather
# Weather

Ireland has hottest autumn on record, 'in line with human-caused climate change'

Dec 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 17,740 Views 39 Comments

Several temperature records were broken in 2021, Met Éireann has confirmed.

# climate-change - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ibec boss warned Taoiseach that climate budget could cost economy €7.8bn a year

Dec 28th 2021, 1:35 PM 15,191 Views 17 Comments

A move to include emissions from land usage in the budgets would ‘totally undermine the viability’ of the agri-food industry, CEO Danny McCoy wrote.

Irish winters likely to become wetter and warmer without significant climate action
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Irish winters likely to become wetter and warmer without significant climate action

Dec 28th 2021, 12:10 AM 17,591 Views 35 Comments

Met Éireann has already observed an increase in winter minimum temperatures in recent decades.

# climate-change - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Parts of Greenland see temperatures reach 28 degrees Celsius above seasonal average
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Parts of Greenland see temperatures reach 28 degrees Celsius above seasonal average

Dec 22nd 2021, 3:59 PM 18,965 Views 20 Comments

The region’s capital Nuuk saw temperatures reach 13 degrees Celsius on Monday.

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

What climate plans did Ireland set out in 2021, and how do things look for next year?

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,510 Views 8 Comments

Let’s take a look back at the climate policies and goals Ireland put forward over the last 12 months.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

World's widest glacier retreating rapidly and facing threat of collapse, research warns
# Thwaites Glacier
# Thwaites Glacier

World's widest glacier retreating rapidly and facing threat of collapse, research warns

Dec 15th 2021, 3:24 PM 28,875 Views 34 Comments

A collapse would cause global sea levels to rise and put millions of people at risk of extreme flooding.

# climate-change - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Record temperatures of 38 degrees measured in Arctic during 2020 heatwave
# Arctic Heatwave
# Arctic Heatwave

Record temperatures of 38 degrees measured in Arctic during 2020 heatwave

Dec 14th 2021, 8:08 AM 15,966 Views 31 Comments

The World Meteorological Organisation said the temperatures were more befitting for the Mediterranean than the Arctic

# climate-change - Monday 13 December, 2021

Irish Rail announces new plans for electric Dart carriages
# New Look
# New Look

Irish Rail announces new plans for electric Dart carriages

Dec 13th 2021, 8:02 PM 17,479 Views 24 Comments

The new carriages are due to be operational by 2025.

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018
# Meat And Dairy
# Meat And Dairy

Two Irish companies accounted for 7.5% of emissions from EU beef sector in 2018

Dec 13th 2021, 1:06 PM 33,416 Views 35 Comments

Three Irish meat and dairy companies are examined as part of a new report on emissions.

# climate-change - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Severe weather 'new normal,' US emergency chief warns after tornadoes
# US Storms
# US Storms

Severe weather 'new normal,' US emergency chief warns after tornadoes

Dec 12th 2021, 6:32 PM 11,216 Views 11 Comments

Scientists have stopped short of conclusive determinations that more violent storms are the result of climate change, but they agree that evidence is building.

# climate-change - Friday 10 December, 2021

Irish people 'overwhelmingly recognise' climate change threat as 90% say we must act on emissions
# Survey
# Survey

Irish people 'overwhelmingly recognise' climate change threat as 90% say we must act on emissions

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 2:33 PM 16,195 Views 77 Comments
  • Only 9% of people think Ireland is too small to make a difference on the climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Nine in tene believe that it has a responsibility to act and reduce greenhouse emissions, a new report has found.
  • The same number of people believe politicians need to be doing "more" or "much more" to address climate change.
Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Castigating farmers won’t reduce agricultural carbon emissions

Updated Dec 10th 2021, 10:33 AM 12,849 Views 29 Comments

Dr Stephen Onakuse says consumers and processors must also shoulder the blame for their impact on climate.

# climate-change - Thursday 2 December, 2021

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns
# National Risk Assessment Report
# National Risk Assessment Report

National risk report finds 'economic scarring' and 'multipolar world' among top concerns

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:48 PM 9,995 Views 7 Comments

Some of the new risks identified in this year’s report were ‘economic scarring, digital exclusion, and the rise of a multi-polar world’.

# climate-change - Monday 29 November, 2021

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

New peat legislation slammed as ‘incompatible’ with climate targets and EU law

Nov 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,586 Views 31 Comments
  • Legal experts argue that new peat legislation disregards strict EU environmental law, writes Niall Sargent as part of Noteworthy investigation of peat extraction
  • Bill would give planning exemption to peat extraction for horticulture and pause any ongoing enforcement action until at least 2026
  • Peatland experts are also concerned the Bill is ' not compatible' with our climate action goals

# climate-change - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate action benefits are not just environmental, says Ryan

Nov 27th 2021, 6:13 PM 13,938 Views 51 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan spoke at the party’s national convention this evening.

# climate-change - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia?

Nov 24th 2021, 12:01 AM 22,183 Views 0 Comments
  • Lobby group claims thousands of tonnes of foreign peat were imported in Ireland. Social media users attacked The Greens over the news while others doubted it happened at all. We test the evidence.

# climate-change - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Ireland exporting 11 times more peat than it imports - amid horticulture supply fears

Nov 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 46,007 Views 20 Comments
  • 500,000 tonnes of peat products exported so far this year amid supply concerns for domestic horticulture market, writes Niall Sargent as part of new Noteworthy investigation
  • Global trade reports show Irish peat exported to mushroom industry as recently as this month
  • State confirms exports did not fall under remit of working group examining peat use in horticulture

# climate-change - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Why Ireland is currently 'unseasonably warm' and how it will change over the weekend
# Warm November Rain
# Warm November Rain

Why Ireland is currently 'unseasonably warm' and how it will change over the weekend

Nov 18th 2021, 12:50 PM 74,029 Views 29 Comments

Evelyn Cusack says it’s about the interplay between northern and southern air masses.

# climate-change - Monday 15 November, 2021

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says
# Climate
# Climate

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 10:21 AM 27,288 Views 30 Comments

She said millions of people will be forced to leave their homes because of climate change.

# climate-change - Sunday 14 November, 2021

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,483 Views 22 Comments

We’ve spent the last six weeks diving into the climate crisis at The Good Information Project.

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed

Nov 14th 2021, 4:49 PM 7,749 Views 19 Comments

The reaction to the Glasgow Climate Pact has been mixed across the world.

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?
# Political Failure
# Political Failure

Opinion: What is deliberative democracy and how can it bring about climate action?

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,257 Views 5 Comments

Ursula Quill makes the argument for the role of democratic movements like Citizen’s Assemblies in the face of the climate crisis.

# climate-change - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders
# Glasgow Climate Pact
# Glasgow Climate Pact

'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders

Nov 13th 2021, 7:56 PM 24,716 Views 37 Comments

Negotiations ran into overtime at the summit with some last-minute changes to the final deal.

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,062 Views 13 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# climate-change - Friday 12 November, 2021

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears
# Cop26
# Cop26

'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears

Nov 12th 2021, 3:48 PM 3,721 Views 7 Comments

Negotiations have run overtime at previous COP summits.

Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
# Cop26
# Cop26

Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest

Nov 12th 2021, 10:30 AM 19,961 Views 52 Comments

Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,053 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

# climate-change - Thursday 11 November, 2021

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
# Greenhouse Gas
# Greenhouse Gas

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,080 Views 24 Comments

“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels

Nov 11th 2021, 6:55 PM 4,412 Views 8 Comments

The negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow are nearing their end.

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