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#CLIMATE CRISIS

# climate-crisis - This year 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 7,643 Views 5 Comments

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

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 10,211 Views 8 Comments

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

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 49,813 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 6,294 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.

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 5,955 Views 14 Comments

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

'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 12,562 Views 42 Comments

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

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 9,776 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 51,417 Views 132 Comments

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

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 21,770 Views 46 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 20,073 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 10,359 Views 10 Comments

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

'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 10,001 Views 13 Comments

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

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 19,974 Views 9 Comments

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

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 11,498 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Antarctica hits record temperatures, experts say

Mar 21st 2022, 4:38 PM 14,808 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 25,920 Views 98 Comments

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

'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 13,690 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 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 7,908 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 18,202 Views 15 Comments

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

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 17,125 Views 16 Comments

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

IPCC findings not 'doom and gloom' but a wake-up call to act on climate, report author says
# Climate Report
# Climate Report

IPCC findings not 'doom and gloom' but a wake-up call to act on climate, report author says

Feb 28th 2022, 7:00 PM 6,347 Views 6 Comments

Prof Richard Dawson contributed to the sections on cities and said coastal areas will be increasingly threatened in the years ahead.

New climate change report issues 'dire warning about the consequences of inaction'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New climate change report issues 'dire warning about the consequences of inaction'

Feb 28th 2022, 11:00 AM 34,730 Views 37 Comments
  • Climate change is disrupting people's lives in multiple ways across different parts of the world.
  • The impacts of climate change will intensify in the coming decades.
  • But it is not too late to take drastic action and prevent the worst-case scenarios.
Climate change: Major new IPCC report to set out importance of urgent action
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Climate change: Major new IPCC report to set out importance of urgent action

Feb 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 7,434 Views 17 Comments

The report with the latest evidence on the impacts of climate change will be released at 11am.

Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Wildfires getting worse worldwide and governments are unprepared – UN report

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:54 AM 5,538 Views 6 Comments

The report said nations spend too much time and money fighting fires rather than preventing them.

Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds
# Climate
# Climate

Jet stream behind recent storms has gotten closer to Ireland over 141-year period, study finds

Feb 22nd 2022, 5:24 PM 29,093 Views 15 Comments

The jet stream brought the three storms to Ireland and the UK last week.

Opinion: The new retrofitting scheme must move fast to make any kind of difference
# Retrofit Your Home
# Retrofit Your Home

Opinion: The new retrofitting scheme must move fast to make any kind of difference

Feb 19th 2022, 7:00 AM 25,268 Views 24 Comments

Dr Wendy Rowan & Dr Stephen McCarthy welcome the new scheme but say it must be made as easy as possible for all to use.

Opinion: Our war on nature has led to climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics
# Glen Of The Downs
# Glen Of The Downs

Opinion: Our war on nature has led to climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics

Feb 14th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,423 Views 9 Comments

Gavin Harte writes about the fight to save Glen of the Downs to a road being built through it in 1997.

Opinion: Galway in a climate crisis - not a single cycleway has been built in years
# Salthill Cycleway
# Salthill Cycleway

Opinion: Galway in a climate crisis - not a single cycleway has been built in years

Updated Feb 10th 2022, 7:41 PM 19,133 Views 86 Comments

Galway resident Gráinne Faller addresses the divisive Salthill Cycleways but urges councillors not to scrap the plans in a vote next week.

'Milestone' nuclear fusion energy record hit by UK-based scientists
# Energy Source
# Energy Source

'Milestone' nuclear fusion energy record hit by UK-based scientists

Feb 9th 2022, 2:21 PM 14,320 Views 12 Comments

A team in England more than doubled a 1997 record for sustained energy generated.

Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work
# Energy
# Energy

Explainer: Here's how the government's ambitious retrofitting grant scheme is meant to work

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 11:55 AM 41,610 Views 42 Comments

More money will be available to foot some of the cost for people to install heat pumps, insulation and solar panels.

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Immediate steps' should be taken to protect Ireland's hedgerows, committee to hear

Feb 9th 2022, 6:00 AM 18,018 Views 19 Comments

The Agriculture Committee will hear from participants on hedgerows and the draft CAP Strategic Plan.

Government announces plans for grants to cover up to 50% of cost for deep home retrofit
# Retrofitting
# Retrofitting

Government announces plans for grants to cover up to 50% of cost for deep home retrofit

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 6:45 PM 78,212 Views 114 Comments
  • Up to 50% of deep retrofitting costs will be covered under the new grant scheme.
  • Grants of as much as around €25,000 will be offered for private homes to cover half the costs of a deep retrofit.
NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain
# No Legislation
# No Legislation

NI climate legislation one step closer to the finish line, but uncertainties remain

Feb 5th 2022, 9:00 AM 4,880 Views 3 Comments

Northern Ireland does not have its own climate laws but falls under UK-wide targets.

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings
# Cutting Emissions
# Cutting Emissions

No HSE climate plan currently in place, but focus first on reducing emissions from buildings

Feb 4th 2022, 6:30 AM 8,282 Views 19 Comments

A plan to decarbonise HSE buildings will be published in March with a wider climate action plan to follow.

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power
# Energy
# Energy

EU sets out green label proposal for gas and nuclear power

Updated Feb 2nd 2022, 12:24 PM 9,836 Views 35 Comments

At least five Irish MEPs said last month that they plan to oppose the contentious proposal.

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets
# Emissions
# Emissions

Oireachtas climate committee votes in favour of approving proposed carbon budgets

Feb 1st 2022, 4:37 PM 7,167 Views 29 Comments

The proposed budgets setting out limits on greenhouse gas emissions still need the green-light from government.

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row
# Catastrophe
# Catastrophe

Doomsday Clock set to 100 seconds to midnight for third year in a row

Jan 20th 2022, 3:15 PM 41,277 Views 36 Comments

It reflects the scientists’ view that the world is no safer than it was this time last year.

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters

Jan 16th 2022, 7:00 AM 12,532 Views 30 Comments

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and recent data shows its atmospheric concentration is still increasing.

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year
# Resilience
# Resilience

Why 'adaptation' is the climate buzzword you need to know this year

Jan 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 12,108 Views 8 Comments

Ireland is due to update the National Adaptation Framework for the first time since 2018 and the IPCC will publish a major report on climate adaptation.

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022
# Climactic
# Climactic

'A step on the road': The climate action that Ireland will - and won't - take in 2022

Jan 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 18,212 Views 37 Comments
  • The Journal analysed documents and spoke to experts to understand climate action planned this year and which interventions are needed most urgently.
  • This year will see a 2022 Climate Action Plan that is updated to “fully reflect the legally adopted carbon budgets and sectoral ceilings”, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Here's what the Government will be doing this year - and what experts say must be tackled.