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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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Opinion: We failed to prepare for pandemics, we cannot do the same with climate change
Author Laurie Laybourn-Langton says global governments must learn the lessons Covid-19 and take immediate action to tackle climate change.
Carbon neutral by 2050: Ireland's green targets to be legally binding for the first time
The Climate Action Bill has been launched by the government.
Covid-19 drives biggest drop in Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions since global financial crisis
The country’s emissions fell by almost 6% last year.
EU climate service records hottest November on record in Europe
November 2020 was 0.1 degrees Celsius hotter than the previous record.
# Hot stuff
The 2010s were Earth's hottest decade on record
Ireland saw its warmest winter on record since 1900.
# evening sitdown
Your evening longread: How will climate refugees move across borders?
It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Ireland responsible for just 0.000012% of the world's carbon emissions?
Reducing CO2 emissions is seen as key to resolving the climate crisis – but how much carbon does Ireland produce?
Prince Charles criticised for taking private helicopter to make speech on lowering aircraft emissions
The royal flew 126 miles to speak to scientists about lowering aircraft emissions.
# burning bush
As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead
Australia’s Green Party is calling for more funding for wildlife rescues and a federal inquiry into how to restore habitats.
# insight
Vertical farming, AI and getting personal: what Ireland and the business world might look like by 2030
Business leaders give their take on the innovations, ideas and tech that could influence the next decade.
# insight
Then and now: How Ireland and the business world have changed from 2010 to 2020
Irish business leaders give their take on the influential innovations, ideas and tech that shaped the decade.
# Sticky Situation
Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to London train spared jail
The trio claimed it was justified because of the threat of climate change.
# cop25
Rich countries 'missing in action' as compromise at UN climate summit falls well short
Greater ambition for how far countries were willing to go to combat the climate crisis failed to materialise at COP25.
# cold feet
Boris Johnson replaced by ice sculpture as Michael Gove turned away from Channel 4 climate debate
Johnson was again accused of ‘running scared’ when he did not join other party leaders at the TV debate.
Europe-wide climate emergency declared by EU Parliament
The resolution was adopted with 429 votes to 225.
# Brazil
Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.
# Leeson Street
Extinction Rebellion activist arrested following 'bloody' protest outside Dublin's Clayton hotel
An Garda Síochána said it responded to a “theft incident” at a hotel in the Dublin at approximately 1.30pm.
RTÉ is drafting models, influencers and a veteran weatherman for week of climate crisis content
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
The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.
# extinction rebellion
Four climate protestors arrested after spraying fake blood on UK Treasury building
The environmental campaign group said 1,800 litres of fake blood was used.
# Fridays for Future
70% of Irish people support climate strikes, but one in five oppose them
According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/
Many megacities to be hit annually by extreme weather in 2050, UN warns
Tropical storms will continue to amplify their destructive potential even if global warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, the UN warned.
# Limerick
'A toxic decision': Protest planned after EPA gives green light for Irish Cement Ltd to burn waste
Limerick Against Pollution said “4,400 objections” were lodged against the plans.
# Katowice
'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today
Envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Poland’s southern city of Katowice.