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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Wed 12:31 PM 5,381 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

# climate-crisis - 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 4,867 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 6,343 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 14,648 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 3,730 Views 4 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - 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?

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,217 Views 57 Comments

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

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 8,889 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 29,943 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-crisis - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
# Power
# Power

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 32,420 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

# climate-crisis - 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 12,984 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-crisis - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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 6,972 Views 3 Comments

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

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.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 4 September, 2021

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action
# Sustainable Homes
# Sustainable Homes

From energy ratings to shorter commutes: What the new housing plan means for climate action

Sep 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,244 Views 20 Comments

High-density housing, energy efficiency, and retrofitting are the key measures for the environment in the major new plan.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

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.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 14 August, 2021

'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 37,138 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-crisis - 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 23,900 Views 69 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Australia rejects climate targets despite UN report as China says it's set to lower emissions
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

Australia rejects climate targets despite UN report as China says it's set to lower emissions

Aug 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 24,253 Views 65 Comments

World leaders will meet in November to negotiate new climate commitments.

'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 29,307 Views 60 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - Monday 9 August, 2021

Our future climate depends on lower emissions - how big of a change would bring a real impact?
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Our future climate depends on lower emissions - how big of a change would bring a real impact?

Aug 9th 2021, 3:35 PM 15,371 Views 98 Comments
  • The major climate report released today indicates that it’s not too late to make a difference.
  • If emissions are reduced, some of the worst effects of the climate crisis can be slowly limited or reversed.
  • The report outlines five potential future scenarios for the climate - here's what they look like.
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.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 25 July, 2021

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Jul 25th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,910 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 24 July, 2021

'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 56,749 Views 85 Comments
Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India

Jul 24th 2021, 7:23 PM 8,026 Views 4 Comments

Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

Jul 24th 2021, 12:58 PM 18,120 Views 10 Comments

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Opposition parties slam Government approach to Climate Action Bill
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opposition parties slam Government approach to Climate Action Bill

Jun 8th 2021, 3:27 PM 6,103 Views 2 Comments

Concerns have been raised that the legislation does not have sufficient protections for sectors which will suffer job losses as a result.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Rainforest area equivalent in size to the Netherlands burnt or cut down during 2020

Mar 31st 2021, 7:11 AM 8,659 Views 20 Comments

The biggest losses were in Brazil, three times more than in the next highest country.

# climate-crisis - Monday 29 March, 2021

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 25,361 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change

Mar 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 12,266 Views 82 Comments

Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:28 PM 40,494 Views 112 Comments

The Climate Action Bill has been launched by the government.

# climate-crisis - Friday 29 January, 2021

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis

Jan 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,355 Views 16 Comments

The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.

# climate-crisis - Monday 7 December, 2020

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe

Dec 7th 2020, 7:59 AM 7,064 Views 22 Comments

November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 13 August, 2020

The 2010s were Earth's hottest decade on record
# Hot Stuff
# Hot Stuff

The 2010s were Earth's hottest decade on record

Aug 13th 2020, 12:15 PM 18,153 Views 54 Comments

Ireland saw its warmest winter on record since 1900.

# climate-crisis - Friday 24 July, 2020

Your evening longread: How will climate refugees move across borders?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How will climate refugees move across borders?

Jul 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 10,114 Views 11 Comments

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

# climate-crisis - Friday 7 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 24,030 Views 63 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions

Feb 2nd 2020, 10:45 AM 32,321 Views 52 Comments

The royal flew 126 miles to speak to scientists about lowering aircraft emissions.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead
# Burning Bush
# Burning Bush

As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead

Jan 7th 2020, 1:22 PM 17,964 Views 61 Comments

Australia’s Green Party is calling for more funding for wildlife rescues and a federal inquiry into how to restore habitats.

# climate-crisis - Friday 20 December, 2019

Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030
# Insight
# Insight

Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030

Dec 20th 2019, 11:53 AM 5,408 Views 9 Comments

Business leaders give their take on the innovations, ideas and tech that could influence the next decade.

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020
# Insight
# Insight

Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020

Dec 20th 2019, 11:44 AM 2,711 Views 0 Comments

Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to London train spared jail
# Sticky Situation
# Sticky Situation

Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to London train spared jail

Dec 19th 2019, 3:18 PM 7,836 Views 20 Comments

The trio claimed it was justified because of the threat of climate change.

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