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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Friday 25 September, 2020

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

# climate-change - Monday 21 September, 2020

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

# climate-change - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Opinion: The road ahead is a bleak one when it comes to climate change

Climate commentator John Gibbons outlines the critical state of the planet globally and urges us to embrace radical action to face down climate change.

# climate-change - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

For just the second time ever, there are currently five active cyclones in the Atlantic

According to meteorologists, the only other time this happened was in September 1971.

# climate-change - Thursday 10 September, 2020

10 days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations end with naked protesters and graffiti of Churchill statue

At least 648 people have been arrested during the environmental action.

# climate-change - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Seventy two arrested as Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade newspaper printers

The action was condemned by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

# climate-change - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

# climate-change - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Several arrests at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Thousands of campaigners descended on Parliament Square this afternoon.

# climate-change - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Antarctica ice platform nearly four times size of UK ‘at risk of collapse’

A new study suggests that more than 900,000 square kilometres of floating ice shelves could split if fractures on their surface are submerged.

# climate-change - Friday 31 July, 2020

Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Friends of the Irish Environment after the High Court rejected its case in September.

# climate-change - Sunday 26 July, 2020

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

# climate-change - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Siberian temperatures reach 38 degrees with forests going up in flames

Some 1.15 million hectares of forest have been burnt.

# climate-change - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# climate-change - Friday 26 June, 2020

Explainer: What's in the FF-FG-Green programme for government?

The details of the programme for government negotiated by the three parties.

# climate-change - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

United Nations working to verify reports of record hot temperature in the Arctic

The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town of Verkoyansk on Saturday during a prolonged heatwave

# climate-change - Monday 22 June, 2020

Maeve Higgins: This week's Supreme Court case could shape how Ireland deals with climate change for years to come

The Supreme Court is hearing an important appeal by Irish climate activists today and tomorrow.

# climate-change - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

# climate-change - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it Neasa Hourigan This post contains videos

Green TD who helped negotiate programme for government says she can't fully endorse it

Neasa Hourigan said reducing carbon emissions will likely be back-loaded, and the deal doesn’t do enough in terms of housing.

# climate-change - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius reported above Arctic Circle

Temperatures soared to 10 degrees Celsius above average in Siberia last month.

# climate-change - Friday 22 May, 2020

Retrain workers and a climate change centre: Proposals to help Midlands cope with move away from peat

The first progress report on Just Transition by Kieran Mulvey was published today.

# climate-change - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Climate change could put more than 60,000 homes at risk of coastal flooding by 2050

Dublin, Louth and Clare are expected to be the most affected counties.

# climate-change - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'This pandemic is nothing compared to what climate change has in store'

John Gibbons lays out the stark climate facts and urges us to take coronavirus as a warning that it’s now time to act, or perish.

# climate-change - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target

A new government could be a while away as emissions targets becomes a stumbling block.

# climate-change - Saturday 25 April, 2020

# climate-change - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'Stop waste of any kind': David Attenborough warns now is 'last chance' to save planet

Attenborough was speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show this morning.

# climate-change - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Opinion: The climate 'canary in the coal mine' is gasping for breath. We've reached the Anthropocene

Even the most entrenched climate denialists would find it hard to argue that things aren’t changing, writes Mark Kernan.

# climate-change - Friday 28 February, 2020

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

# climate-change - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# climate-change - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

World's richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help fight climate change

The online retailer Amazon that Bezos runs has an enormous carbon footprint.

# climate-change - Monday 17 February, 2020

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

# climate-change - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Temperature in Antarctica tops 20 degrees for the first time

Last week, an Argentine part of Antarctica recorded its hottest day since readings began at 18.3 degrees Celsius.

# climate-change - Monday 10 February, 2020

Danny Healy-Rae apologises for 'to hell with planet' comment after confrontation with Green Party candidate

Cleo Murphy approached Danny Healy Rae yesterday about his comments.

# climate-change - Friday 7 February, 2020

Antarctica records hottest ever temperature at over 18 degrees

The temperature climbed to 18.3 degrees, beating the previous record of 17.5 degrees.

Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?

The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.

'We're the ones who will suffer': Secondary school students stage climate change protest

Gardaí had said they would not sanction the protest but it went ahead anyway this afternoon.

FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?

Reducing CO2 emissions is seen as key to resolving the climate crisis – but how much carbon does Ireland produce?

# climate-change - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Gardaí 'won't sanction' climate change protest by secondary students in Dublin tomorrow

Gardaí warned the students that the potential for crowd trouble could lead open to “criminal proceedings” against those with a duty of care.

# climate-change - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'Fear of being abandoned': Bord na Móna workers hold rally in Shannonbridge

Trade unions said that there was a “fear and anxiety” among workers that good quality replacement jobs wouldn’t be provided.

# climate-change - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

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