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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# 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 10,333 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 5,153 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 37,249 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 24,054 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 24,260 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 29,577 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 15,393 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 21,374 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 15,915 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 57,096 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 8,039 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 18,126 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 6,106 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 8,674 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 25,473 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 12,273 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 40,593 Views 111 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 12,388 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 7,067 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 18,162 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 24,826 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 32,324 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 17,968 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 5,409 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 2,712 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 7,842 Views 20 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
# Cop25
# Cop25

Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short

Dec 15th 2019, 1:49 PM 10,395 Views 36 Comments

Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.

# climate-crisis - Friday 29 November, 2019

Boris Johnson replaced by ice sculpture as Michael Gove turned away from Channel 4 climate debate
# Cold Feet
# Cold Feet

Boris Johnson replaced by ice sculpture as Michael Gove turned away from Channel 4 climate debate

Nov 29th 2019, 7:01 AM 20,624 Views 36 Comments

Johnson was again accused of ‘running scared’ when he did not join other party leaders at the TV debate.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament

Nov 28th 2019, 12:07 PM 16,325 Views 95 Comments

The resolution was adopted with 429 votes to 225.

# climate-crisis - Monday 18 November, 2019

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
# Brazil
# Brazil

Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008

Nov 18th 2019, 10:47 PM 9,459 Views 43 Comments

It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel
# Leeson Street
# Leeson Street

Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel

Oct 30th 2019, 4:50 PM 32,976 Views 83 Comments

An Garda Síochána said it responded to a “theft incident” at a hotel in the Dublin at approximately 1.30pm.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 24 October, 2019

RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content

Oct 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 22,651 Views 69 Comments

RTÉ On Climate will see content across tv, radio and online on the global climate crisis.

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

Oct 24th 2019, 7:47 AM 35,654 Views 91 Comments

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building

Oct 3rd 2019, 12:02 PM 17,370 Views 58 Comments

The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.

# climate-crisis - Saturday 28 September, 2019

70% of Irish people support climate strikes, but one in five oppose them
# Fridays For Future
# Fridays For Future

70% of Irish people support climate strikes, but one in five oppose them

Sep 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,775 Views 64 Comments

According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/TheJournal.ie.

# climate-crisis - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns

Sep 25th 2019, 10:52 AM 11,107 Views 49 Comments

Tropical storms will continue to amplify their destructive potential even if global warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, the UN warned.

# climate-crisis - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
# Limerick
# Limerick

'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste

Sep 19th 2019, 8:25 PM 20,363 Views 36 Comments

Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.

# climate-crisis - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today
# Katowice
# Katowice

'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today

Dec 2nd 2018, 1:05 PM 8,841 Views 50 Comments

Envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Poland’s southern city of Katowice.