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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - Friday 24 June, 2022

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Fri 3:55 PM 3,370 Views 2 Comments

European countries are seeking alternatives to Russian gas – and now some are looking towards coal.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?
# European Union
# European Union

The Good Information Podcast: The EU and You - how can Irish citizens steer Europe's course?

Wed 10:43 AM 2,576 Views 2 Comments

Where is the EU leading us on climate and common defence?

Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says

Wed 12:05 AM 29,162 Views 49 Comments
  • Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
  • Heatwaves occurring earlier in the year can be expected with climate change.
  • But Ireland will not see the intense heat of 40+ degrees "anytime soon", an expert said.

# climate-crisis - Monday 20 June, 2022

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess

Mon 1:59 PM 9,828 Views 16 Comments

The legally binding limits will set out the total emissions allowed from different sectors such as electricity and agriculture.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
# Scorching
# Scorching

Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months

Jun 15th 2022, 2:46 PM 24,098 Views 11 Comments

Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now
# Climate Control
# Climate Control

Opinion: We are all climate reporters now

Jun 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 4,997 Views 5 Comments

The public is telling the media what it wants, writes Dr David Robbins, and that is trustworthy, engaging climate coverage.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources
# Power
# Power

MEPs signal discontent at proposal to label gas and nuclear as 'sustainable' energy sources

Jun 14th 2022, 3:24 PM 7,111 Views 16 Comments

Two EU committees have formally objected to the contentious proposal from the European Commission.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Scientists use satellite data to detect offshore methane leak for the first time
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Scientists use satellite data to detect offshore methane leak for the first time

Jun 12th 2022, 5:00 PM 14,388 Views 10 Comments

Methane is responsible for roughly 30 percent of the global rise in temperatures to date.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: EU moves to tackle food insecurity cannot be at the expense of others

Jun 11th 2022, 9:30 AM 8,519 Views 6 Comments

Ukraine conflict has exacerbated Covid disruptions and rising costs of energy and fertilisers – and not just in the EU.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Department of Environment reports worst progress on Climate Action Plan of any department

Jun 9th 2022, 2:54 PM 11,384 Views 10 Comments

Only 59% of climate measures that were due to be completed by March were delivered.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

EU Parliament rejects emissions trading reform over 'watering-down' by right-wing parties

Updated Jun 8th 2022, 8:05 PM 11,846 Views 6 Comments

MEPs also voted to back a European Commission proposal for a total ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035.

# climate-crisis - Monday 6 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?

Jun 6th 2022, 4:34 PM 3,369 Views 2 Comments

It’s the issue of our time, and we almost certainly aren’t doing enough.

# climate-crisis - Friday 3 June, 2022

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
# The Road To 2030
# The Road To 2030

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 11,764 Views 25 Comments

The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Ireland's emissions rose last year as 'significant gap' remains between ambition and action

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 4:05 PM 12,343 Views 31 Comments

Ireland’s overall emissions are estimated to have increased by 6% in 2021 after a drop in 2020.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
# Down Under
# Down Under

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

May 17th 2022, 6:45 AM 7,596 Views 24 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,953 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate action must ‘take the world back from the abyss it is heading towards’ - Taoiseach

Updated May 12th 2022, 2:44 PM 7,293 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is concerned not everyone “really gets a sense of how serious this is”.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation
# In The Heat Of It
# In The Heat Of It

Persistent heatwave in India and Pakistan highlights climate crisis devastation

May 11th 2022, 8:00 PM 21,291 Views 31 Comments

The extended hot and dry weather has consequences for water shortages, energy supply, and air quality.

# climate-crisis - Friday 6 May, 2022

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,980 Views 52 Comments

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Energy consumption and emissions make post-pandemic jump

May 4th 2022, 2:56 PM 6,836 Views 12 Comments

As restrictions lifted in 2021, energy use and related emissions moved in the opposite direction of climate goals.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

Climate protesters arrested in Scotland over blockading of oil terminal

May 3rd 2022, 10:24 PM 7,619 Views 5 Comments

The activists demand that the British Government ends new oil and gas projects in the UK.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis
# Decline
# Decline

At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis

Apr 27th 2022, 9:59 PM 10,177 Views 8 Comments

Before now, researchers did not have a comprehensive picture of the risk to reptiles.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,490 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says

Apr 13th 2022, 12:13 PM 6,266 Views 6 Comments

A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges
# Climate
# Climate

NI and Republic should co-operate more on climate change, new report urges

Apr 12th 2022, 7:25 AM 5,938 Views 14 Comments

It also calls for more investment in an all-island energy network and as more co-operation on tourism.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil
# Climate
# Climate

'Only the beginning': Ireland's first-ever carbon budgets pass through the Dáil

Apr 7th 2022, 9:26 AM 12,452 Views 42 Comments

A motion to approve the budgets passed through the Dáil without a vote due to little opposition.

# climate-crisis - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

Government response to climate crisis ‘inadequate’, Ivana Bacik says

Apr 5th 2022, 5:43 PM 9,756 Views 37 Comments

Micheál Martin said a Just Transition Commission would be set up at the end of the year.

Poll: Do you plan to take shorter showers to cut costs and save energy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to take shorter showers to cut costs and save energy?

Apr 5th 2022, 11:57 AM 51,377 Views 131 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said yesterday that “energy efficiency makes sense at any time”.

# climate-crisis - Monday 4 April, 2022

How can citizens take climate action? Avoid long-haul flights and eat less meat, UN experts say
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

How can citizens take climate action? Avoid long-haul flights and eat less meat, UN experts say

Apr 4th 2022, 10:28 PM 21,708 Views 44 Comments

“Avoid, shift, improve” are ways individuals can curb climate emissions, a landmark UN report said.

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'We're at a crossroads': Major UN climate report charts pathways to save the planet

Apr 4th 2022, 4:02 PM 19,964 Views 63 Comments
  • The latest IPCC report says removing fossil fuel subsidies would reduce emissions and benefit the environment.
  • The important report outlines the measures still open to countries to stop the climate crisis from destroying our planet.
  • IPCC chair Dr Hoesung Lee said: “We have the tools and know-how required to limit warming."
UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis
# Not Too Late
# Not Too Late

UN report to lay out the last-ditch choices still open to the world to stop the climate crisis

Apr 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,336 Views 10 Comments

The latest IPCC report will likely emphasise the impetus on the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions to save the planet.

# climate-crisis - Friday 1 April, 2022

'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says

Apr 1st 2022, 9:15 AM 9,978 Views 13 Comments

Malcolm Noonan yesterday condemned an illegal 300-hectare fire in Wicklow Mountains National Park.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Temperature Check: It's been a hell of a week at the North and South poles
# Newsletter
# Newsletter

Temperature Check: It's been a hell of a week at the North and South poles

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,908 Views 9 Comments

Read an extract from the latest edition of The Journal’s climate newsletter.

# climate-crisis - Friday 25 March, 2022

Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Hundreds of climate protesters gather across island of Ireland

Mar 25th 2022, 5:26 PM 11,419 Views 22 Comments

A rally closed off one side of Merrion Square in Dublin, as protesters gathered to demand urgent action to tackle climate change.

# climate-crisis - Monday 21 March, 2022

Antarctica hits record temperatures, experts say
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Antarctica hits record temperatures, experts say

Mar 21st 2022, 4:38 PM 14,782 Views 14 Comments

Well above normal temperatures have been recorded recently in both the Arctic and Antarctica.

Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

Ireland can 'take on this Putin regime' by cutting Russian fossil fuel imports, Eamon Ryan says

Mar 21st 2022, 1:49 PM 25,677 Views 98 Comments

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said today that “addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction”.

# climate-crisis - Friday 18 March, 2022

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply
# Crises
# Crises

'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply

Mar 18th 2022, 8:00 AM 13,641 Views 12 Comments

The Journal spoke to Irish MEPs about what they believe must be done to reduce energy dependency on Russia while also protecting the climate and supply.

# climate-crisis - Monday 7 March, 2022

Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change: What can Ireland learn from the most recent IPCC report?

Mar 7th 2022, 8:30 PM 7,784 Views 9 Comments

Europe, along with most of the rest of the world, will be impacted by temperature increases, water scarcity, sea level rise and more floods.

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows

Mar 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 18,162 Views 15 Comments

A new paper said three-quarters of the Amazon is showing dwindling resilience against droughts and other adverse weather events.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,737 Views 15 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

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