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#Climate

# climate - Sunday 19 May, 2013

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas
# Bugged Out
# Bugged Out

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas

May 19th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,645 Views 17 Comments

The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.

# climate - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill

Mar 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,999 Views 28 Comments

The charity said it is disappointed at what it describes as a “row back” on the all-party draft bill on climate change.

# climate - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Study: Heat from cities 'affects weather thousands of miles away'
# Weather
# Weather

Study: Heat from cities 'affects weather thousands of miles away'

Jan 27th 2013, 6:52 PM 9,635 Views 24 Comments

Newly-published research could explain why some regions in the Northern Hemisphere have warmer winters than expected.

# climate - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 34 Views 106 Comments

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?

# climate - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks
# Forecasting
# Forecasting

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks

Jan 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,979 Views 4 Comments

Data from various weather events beginning to help predict conditions in which a disease will flourish.

# climate - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about snow in Ireland
# Sneachta
# Sneachta

Everything you ever wanted to know about snow in Ireland

Dec 25th 2012, 7:00 PM 66,093 Views 20 Comments

Met Éireann’s Aidan Murphy explains the patterns of snow in Ireland, why it’s hard to forecast – and the statistical chances of a white Christmas.

# climate - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries 'to blame' for climate change

Dec 5th 2012, 3:43 PM 1,631 Views 4 Comments

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# climate - Monday 26 November, 2012

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Doha talks hope to agree follow-up to Kyoto emissions deal

Nov 26th 2012, 9:19 AM 1,965 Views 7 Comments

The Kyoto protocol – the only binding international deal on emissions – begins to expire this year, with no successor in place.

# climate - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
# Sandy
# Sandy

Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill

Nov 1st 2012, 3:20 PM 9,160 Views 4 Comments

Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.

First snow... on the border of Cork/Limerick/Tipp
# Sneachta
# Sneachta

First snow... on the border of Cork/Limerick/Tipp

Nov 1st 2012, 12:18 PM 31,532 Views 47 Comments

Don’t panic – it’s not widespread – but the plummet in temperature has seen at least one patch of Ireland get drizzled with the white stuff. (And Donegal. And Kerry.)

# climate - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Summer Was Much Hotter Long Ago Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Summer Was Much Hotter Long Ago Pic of the Day

Sep 15th 2012, 1:00 PM 9,638 Views 16 Comments

No comment.

# climate - Monday 27 August, 2012

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather
# History
# History

Medieval church deterioration accelerated by ivy - and Ireland's bad weather

Aug 27th 2012, 5:30 PM 8,116 Views 0 Comments

Survey of Co Clare’s medieval churches finds differences in building materials and techniques across the county.

# climate - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Greenland ice sheet surface melts at extreme rate
# Environment
# Environment

Greenland ice sheet surface melts at extreme rate

Jul 25th 2012, 9:56 AM 4,459 Views 18 Comments

Data shows 97 per cent of the ice sheet melted by 12 July.

# climate - Thursday 12 July, 2012

This is July? Pic of The Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

This is July? Pic of The Day

Jul 12th 2012, 9:57 AM 7,373 Views 11 Comments

No comment.

# climate - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

Jun 18th 2012, 8:30 PM 20 Views 15 Comments

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

# climate - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Funnel clouds: Should we fear them?
# Weatherwatch
# Weatherwatch

Funnel clouds: Should we fear them?

Jun 16th 2012, 9:15 AM 9,860 Views 11 Comments

Rope-like twists of the cloud are being frequently spotted over Ireland – but are they really tornados? Meteorologist Karl Mehlhorn explains.

# climate - Thursday 14 June, 2012

In pics: The graphs that showed the rain march across Ireland today
# Oh Fliuich
# Oh Fliuich

In pics: The graphs that showed the rain march across Ireland today

Jun 14th 2012, 6:12 PM 7,760 Views 8 Comments

Ominous series of radar images show rainclouds drawing a veil over the country…

# climate - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Ireland's climate change policies "not sufficient" to reach targets
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ireland's climate change policies "not sufficient" to reach targets

Jun 7th 2012, 10:44 AM 1,532 Views 24 Comments

The ESRI has said that a new action plan needs to be devised for Ireland, while Food Harvest 2020 should be re-assessed for its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Weatherwatch: Risk of flash floods in Munster, with heavy rain nationwide
# Boo!
# Boo!

Weatherwatch: Risk of flash floods in Munster, with heavy rain nationwide

Jun 7th 2012, 7:27 AM 4,625 Views 24 Comments

Whatever happened to Leaving Cert weather? If you have a hatch, it’s time to batten it down.

# climate - Thursday 31 May, 2012

It's wetter and hotter...Met Éireann updates climate averages
# Weather
# Weather

It's wetter and hotter...Met Éireann updates climate averages

May 31st 2012, 8:27 AM 4,538 Views 7 Comments

Mean temperatures have risen – yay! But so has the average rainfall.

# climate - Monday 28 May, 2012

The (sun) burning question*: Is it okay for men to take their shirts off in public?
# Work Can Wait
From The Daily Edge
# Work Can Wait

The (sun) burning question*: Is it okay for men to take their shirts off in public?

May 28th 2012, 1:26 PM 12,400 Views 63 Comments

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

In pictures: Ireland’s weekend in the sun
# Scorchio
From The Daily Edge
# Scorchio

In pictures: Ireland’s weekend in the sun

May 28th 2012, 11:29 AM 5,324 Views 7 Comments

Back in the office? Let this selection of the weekend’s fun in the sunshine remind you of the good times… (And send us yours to add to the collection).

# climate - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Why did it go from summer to winter in just a few days?
# Brrr
# Brrr

Why did it go from summer to winter in just a few days?

Apr 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 6,885 Views 16 Comments

Meteorologist Karl Mehlhorn of the Irish Weather Network has the scientific explanation for why we went from t-shirts to thermals in the past week.

# climate - Monday 26 March, 2012

PIC: A cloudless Ireland at 6am today
# Good News
From The Daily Edge
# Good News

PIC: A cloudless Ireland at 6am today

Mar 26th 2012, 2:44 PM 9,814 Views 37 Comments

Update: The noon satellite pic is even clearer. Nice.

# climate - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

China offers terms for legally binding climate deal
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

China offers terms for legally binding climate deal

Dec 6th 2011, 3:47 PM 550 Views 0 Comments

China has reportedly offered a package of conditions which it wants fulfilled – but opens the door for a deal on carbon emissions.

# climate - Monday 7 November, 2011

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland
# In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# In Photos

Your pictures: Frost-bitten Ireland

Nov 7th 2011, 7:30 PM 1,316 Views 7 Comments

A glistening morning gave way to winter sunshine today – this is how some of our readers captured the scene…

# climate - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Ireland 'third-worst place to live in Europe', says British study
# Quality Of Life
From The Daily Edge
# Quality Of Life

Ireland 'third-worst place to live in Europe', says British study

Sep 29th 2011, 2:41 PM 34,082 Views 64 Comments

A survey of ten countries, most of them in Western Europe, puts Ireland third-from-last – largely because of the weather.

# climate - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup
# Optimism
From The42
# Optimism

Road-map to victory: 6 reasons Ireland can win the World Cup

Sep 6th 2011, 9:25 AM 1,430 Views 2 Comments

Hey, why not? Here’s why Declan Kidney’s men can claim the Webb Ellis trophy in New Zealand next month.

# climate - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Cool, but dry: Summer 2011 below average for temperatures and rainfall
# Summer
From The Daily Edge
# Summer

Cool, but dry: Summer 2011 below average for temperatures and rainfall

Sep 1st 2011, 8:36 PM 506 Views 13 Comments

The ‘hottest’ day of the summer was recorded in Carlow on 3 June at 25.5°C.

# climate - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?
# Binge Flying
From The Daily Edge
# Binge Flying

Binge flying: Are you addicted to your boarding card?

Aug 4th 2011, 4:43 PM 742 Views 4 Comments

A study from Bournemouth University has predicted that air travel could soon be viewed as an addiction in the same sense as smoking, gambling and internet use.

# climate - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

# climate - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record
# Good News
# Good News

Most of Ireland basks in warmest April on record

May 3rd 2011, 5:44 PM 2,420 Views 0 Comments

Nearly all rainfall in April fell at the start of the month – and most of the country has been enjoying long hours of sunshine since.

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought
# Climate
# Climate

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought

May 3rd 2011, 3:01 PM 1,000 Views 0 Comments

Melting Arctic glaciers and ice caps now expected to contribute to raising global sea levels to 63 inches by 2100.

# climate - Monday 7 March, 2011

The Big Chill returns to Irish weather
# Brrr
# Brrr

The Big Chill returns to Irish weather

Mar 7th 2011, 8:37 AM 2,874 Views 0 Comments

Spring takes a step back as some snow forecast for hilly areas later this week.

# climate - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Nationwide blanket of snow predicted for Friday
# Brrr
# Brrr

Nationwide blanket of snow predicted for Friday

Jan 4th 2011, 11:05 AM 6,775 Views 0 Comments

Met Eireann warns that snow and sleet showers will lay down 10cm snow with “possible drifting”.

# climate - Friday 17 December, 2010

Snow drifts over north and northwest of Ireland
# Brrr
# Brrr

Snow drifts over north and northwest of Ireland

Dec 17th 2010, 7:59 AM 1,188 Views 0 Comments

New cold snap hits the country as snow showers expected to spread across the land later today.

# climate - Friday 3 December, 2010

Making an early break for home? Check these transport links first...
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Making an early break for home? Check these transport links first...

Dec 3rd 2010, 3:10 PM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

Some public transport still compromised by heavy snowfall and icy conditions.

# climate - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Snow to hit Ireland over weekend

Snow to hit Ireland over weekend

Nov 25th 2010, 2:43 PM 3,948 Views 0 Comments

Here’s hoping the country won’t need a digout of a more literal kind as sub-zero conditions close in…

# climate - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

Trains come to end of the line in Vietnam floods
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

Trains come to end of the line in Vietnam floods

Oct 6th 2010, 9:59 AM 252 Views 0 Comments

1,400 rail passengers stranded as railway swept away by rain and flooding claims at least 26 lives