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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - October October 2022

New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps as part of plan to tackle climate change
# Interesting Moove
# Interesting Moove

New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps as part of plan to tackle climate change

Oct 11th 2022, 8:02 AM 18,161 Views 43 Comments

There are just five million people in New Zealand but some 10 million beef and dairy cattle and 26 million sheep.

Heatwaves will make some regions uninhabitable within decades - report
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Heatwaves will make some regions uninhabitable within decades - report

Oct 10th 2022, 4:35 PM 21,379 Views 13 Comments

Heatwaves are predicted to exceed human limits in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and south and southwest Asia.

Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis

Oct 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 24,237 Views 19 Comments

Decades of diversifying energy has meant Russia’s war on Ukraine hasn’t left Finland as vulnerable as other countries – but prices have still jumped.

Inside the small Finnish city that became a big player in climate action
# Green Capital
# Green Capital

Inside the small Finnish city that became a big player in climate action

Oct 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,014 Views 12 Comments
  • 100km north of Helsinki, a Finnish city with a population nearly the size of Cork's is years ahead of Europe's climate targets.
  • The Journal visited Lahti this week for a closer look at its climate policies in action.
German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030
# Coal
# Coal

German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct 4th 2022, 10:56 AM 4,730 Views 9 Comments

The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants.

# climate-crisis - September 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 23,299 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.

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 14,172 Views 12 Comments

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

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 11,715 Views 20 Comments

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

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 36,955 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.
'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,338 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

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 26,976 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-crisis - August August 2022

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# Temperature Check
# Temperature Check

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Updated Aug 31st 2022, 11:40 AM 21,256 Views 0 Comments

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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 63,833 Views 29 Comments

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

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

Inaugural flight takes off from Dublin Airport's new €320m North Runway

Updated Aug 24th 2022, 12:14 PM 50,095 Views 98 Comments

The new North Runway is 3.1 kilometres in length and is located 1.69km north of the current main runway at the airport.

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 15,861 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.

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 29,622 Views 32 Comments

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

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 38,761 Views 13 Comments

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

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 27,839 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 12,840 Views 21 Comments

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

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 37,762 Views 4 Comments

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

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 27,537 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 31,768 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.
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 11,989 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 24,522 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.
Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees
# High Heat
# High Heat

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees

Aug 11th 2022, 9:38 PM 108,513 Views 61 Comments

The high temperature warning will be in place for Leinster and Munster until 6am on Sunday.

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave

Aug 8th 2022, 9:37 AM 21,491 Views 9 Comments

Met Éireann said this week will be sunny and dry for the most part across the country.

US Senate passes key legislation aimed at tackling climate change
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

US Senate passes key legislation aimed at tackling climate change

Aug 8th 2022, 7:22 AM 7,013 Views 2 Comments

US Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote after an all-night session.

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year
# Renewables
# Renewables

Wind energy has provided 34% of Ireland’s power this year

Aug 8th 2022, 7:07 AM 22,510 Views 52 Comments

July saw a two-fold increase in demand met by wind compared with the same period last year.

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

'Singing from the same climate hymn sheet': Met Éireann to level playing field of Irish data

Aug 6th 2022, 9:00 AM 19,808 Views 13 Comments

A new project is trying to bring existing work on climate data by other organisations under one roof.

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget
# One Off Tax
# One Off Tax

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget

Aug 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 24,285 Views 42 Comments

Energy prices have soared for households in recent months.

Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef

Aug 4th 2022, 1:20 PM 13,154 Views 4 Comments

The Australian Greens party welcomed the news and urged the environment minister to reject another 26 planned coal mines.

Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops

Aug 3rd 2022, 4:24 PM 16,122 Views 16 Comments

Fears are growing in Europe that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields.

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures
# Urban Heat Islands
# Urban Heat Islands

Why heatwaves hit harder in cities - and how to combat rising temperatures

Aug 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 27,209 Views 27 Comments

Ireland’s ageing and increasingly urban population means more people will be at risk from heat in the years ahead.

# climate-crisis - July July 2022

Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected
# United States
# United States

Death toll from Kentucky floods rises to 25, with more fatalities expected

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 16,034 Views 5 Comments

Torrential rain earlier this week caused unprecedented flash flooding in the east of the state.

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Greenwashing would be 'worst sin' and 'biggest risk' to Irish agriculture, says Eamon Ryan

Jul 29th 2022, 2:04 PM 17,799 Views 29 Comments

After long discussions, the government agreed yesterday 25% reduction in agriculture emissions by 2030.

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme
# Transport
# Transport

'Ridiculously low': Just 33 public EV charge points in 3 counties approved under govt scheme

Jul 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,876 Views 57 Comments

The scheme was first announced in 2019.

NGOs alarmed as Earth hits annual 'overshoot day'
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

NGOs alarmed as Earth hits annual 'overshoot day'

Jul 28th 2022, 8:45 AM 22,941 Views 38 Comments

The date marks a tipping point when people have used up “all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year”.

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

'We're still working on it': Cabinet ends without agreement on agriculture emissions target

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 8:37 PM 43,404 Views 133 Comments

Negotiations between the two departments are set to continue on tomorrow.

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet
# Hitting The Ceiling
# Hitting The Ceiling

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 7:02 PM 21,195 Views 80 Comments

Cabinet ministers may approve sectoral targets for reducing emissions on Wednesday – but only if a dispute over agriculture can be resolved.

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday
# Climate
# Climate

Agriculture Minister hopes sectoral emissions targets will be agreed by Wednesday

Jul 24th 2022, 4:00 PM 8,618 Views 13 Comments

A pinch point in ongoing discussions to finalise the limits for individual sectors is how far agriculture – the largest emitter – must cut its emissions.