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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - July July 2022

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US

Jul 24th 2022, 7:36 AM 15,294 Views 4 Comments

It exploded in size into one of California’s largest wildfires of the year.

John Gibbons: In climate policy, agri-lobbyists are the tail wagging the government's dog
# MISSED TARGETS
# MISSED TARGETS

John Gibbons: In climate policy, agri-lobbyists are the tail wagging the government's dog

Jul 23rd 2022, 11:00 PM 22,220 Views 45 Comments

Our columnist says that agriculture lobbying has more power relative to the industry’s size.

More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

More than 20 people killed in south Iran floods

Jul 23rd 2022, 10:25 AM 6,501 Views 0 Comments

Iran has endured repeated droughts over the past decade alongside regular floods.

The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?

Jul 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 4,318 Views 6 Comments

How frequent will heatwaves become, and how quickly can we turn the tide?

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 4:00 PM 17,480 Views 32 Comments

As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.

'This is not remotely normal': How climate change is impacting heatwaves in Europe
# Climate
# Climate

'This is not remotely normal': How climate change is impacting heatwaves in Europe

Jul 20th 2022, 3:44 PM 19,537 Views 39 Comments

Europe is currently experiencing record-breaking temperatures, which experts have attributed to the effects of a changing climate.

Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts

Jul 20th 2022, 10:26 AM 10,067 Views 30 Comments

The Climate Change Advisory Council said heatwaves show the “need for urgent action on adaptation”.

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat
# Fires
# Fires

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 10:26 AM 23,845 Views 10 Comments

A new record for the hottest day ever seen in the UK was provisionally recorded in England yesterday afternoon.

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions

Jul 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,839 Views 62 Comments

There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.

Eamon Ryan says sectoral emissions limits to 'hopefully' be done by end of month
# Green Ceilings
# Green Ceilings

Eamon Ryan says sectoral emissions limits to 'hopefully' be done by end of month

Jul 17th 2022, 2:31 PM 19,152 Views 84 Comments

The targets were first outlined last November in the Climate Action Plan.

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
# Forest Fires
# Forest Fires

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

Jul 15th 2022, 11:03 PM 19,080 Views 4 Comments

A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.

Wildfires spreading in European countries hit by second heatwave in a matter of weeks
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Wildfires spreading in European countries hit by second heatwave in a matter of weeks

Jul 14th 2022, 10:23 PM 18,931 Views 10 Comments

Heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change.

Intense heat incoming as Met Éireann warns climate change raises chance of record-breaking temps
# Hot Hot Hot
# Hot Hot Hot

Intense heat incoming as Met Éireann warns climate change raises chance of record-breaking temps

Jul 14th 2022, 11:26 AM 21,997 Views 6 Comments

Temperatures could reach over 30 in some areas and may bring a ‘tropical night’.

Kenya drought: Children going hungry and women needing to 'beg' for support for the first time
# Malnutrition
# Malnutrition

Kenya drought: Children going hungry and women needing to 'beg' for support for the first time

Jul 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 11,775 Views 17 Comments

An inside look at a malnutrition clinic for women and children in Northern Kenya.

'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya
# Search For Water
# Search For Water

'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya

Jul 4th 2022, 9:02 PM 7,826 Views 2 Comments

In times of drought, farmers move their animals to look for water and pasture. This can create a rift with crop farmers.

Mostly dry and cloudy week ahead but temperatures set to hit mid-20s
# July Weather
# July Weather

Mostly dry and cloudy week ahead but temperatures set to hit mid-20s

Jul 4th 2022, 7:16 PM 16,939 Views 4 Comments

Met Éireann said this week will be cloudy but the weather will become warmer towards the end of the week.

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

Jul 1st 2022, 10:32 PM 11,863 Views 2 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

# climate-crisis - June June 2022

US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases
# Climate Failure
# Climate Failure

US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases

Jun 30th 2022, 4:18 PM 11,328 Views 38 Comments

The decision sets back Biden’s hopes of using the EPA to bring down emissions to meet global climate goals.

'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years
# Waiting For The Rain
# Waiting For The Rain

'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years

Jun 29th 2022, 7:58 PM 14,434 Views 9 Comments

Concern brought The Journal and other media to Kenya to report on the impacts of drought.

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing
# Energy
# Energy

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing

Jun 28th 2022, 4:50 PM 10,769 Views 4 Comments

Leaders agreed to allow public investment in new international fossil fuel projects under certain conditions.

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# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

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Jun 24th 2022, 3:55 PM 3,636 Views 2 Comments

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

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?

Jun 22nd 2022, 10:43 AM 2,721 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

Jun 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 29,617 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.
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

Jun 20th 2022, 1:59 PM 10,112 Views 16 Comments

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

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 24,270 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 5,337 Views 5 Comments

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

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 7,305 Views 16 Comments

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

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 14,419 Views 10 Comments

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

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 8,872 Views 6 Comments

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

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 11,492 Views 10 Comments

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

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 11,911 Views 6 Comments

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

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 3,402 Views 2 Comments

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

‘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 11,843 Views 27 Comments

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

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 12,436 Views 31 Comments

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

# climate-crisis - May 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 7,644 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 2,981 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 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 7,347 Views 31 Comments

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

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 21,364 Views 31 Comments

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

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

FactFind: Will planned turf regulations reduce air pollution?

May 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,500 Views 52 Comments
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 6,883 Views 12 Comments

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