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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Global Warming

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# Climate Change
Here's why cold weather doesn't mean global warming isn't real
If it’s so cold and there’s a dangerous amount of snow, then how could the Earth possibly be warming?
# save the world
World leaders cuddle koalas, try to solve global warming
They pledged “strong and effective action” on climate change.
# Climate Change
China and the US agreed a climate deal - here's why it matters
It may signal a worldwide action on climate change.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Sinn Féin the most popular party, Irish Water benchmarking, and murder in Hong Kong.
# Climate Change
Not worried about global warming? Here's why you should be
These scientists say that time is running out in the battle against global warming.
# that's cold guys
New York police arrest protesting polar bear* ahead of UN climate talks
*Well, sort of…
# Climate Change
The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years
… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.
# Red Alert
Gingers could go extinct due to warming temperatures
Who are the Viking tour going to shout at now?
# up up and away
Nasa cancels satellite launch with just 46 seconds to go
The spacecraft will orbit at 705 kilometres above Earth and will provide the first complete picture of the effects of climate change.
Opinion: A green lifestyle is a nice but trivial gesture – we must focus on nuclear fusion
Is nuclear fusion the answer to the world energy crisis? It might be the only future hope to power our planet.
"Unstoppable" melting of Antarctic ice will have major impact on sea level, scientists warn
Calculations on sea level rises will have to be revised upwards, it’s being warned.
# looking to 2050
"Little more than lipstick on a pig." Environment groups not happy with Ireland's climate change plan
The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.
Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.
# wind energy
'Incensed' anti-pylon groups take their protest to Leinster House
Wind Aware Ireland said that the Government’s wind energy policy is a “completely ineffective way of reducing C02″.
# piece of mind
Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge
The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.
# New Zealand
Pacific islander loses bid to become world's first 'climate change refugee'
Ioane Teitiota had argued that he should be allowed stay in New Zealand, as his low-lying homeland in the South Pacific is at threat from rising seas.
# Global Warming
An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change
The environmental group says that scrapping the tax makes no “long-term sense” and wants Ireland to make increasing use of ferry crossings.
# you told us
Top readers’ comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# Climate Change
IKEA is selling solar panels, yay! But not in Ireland, boo!
The company says that customers want to live more sustainably, but there is no word on when they will roll out the panels to Ireland.
Meteorologist vows to never fly again after climate change report
Would you think about reducing your carbon footprint after last Friday’s report on human impact on climate change?
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Friday
Get up to speed on the scrums at Ireland’s tax offices today, the renewed strike threat by doctors and the landmark report on climate change…
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe in global warming?
There are plenty of sceptics out there but scientists say they are 95 per cent sure that humans are to blame for rising temperatures.
Column: Climate change might not seem important – but it will have an impact on us all
In a post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, people might be forgiven to think that these changes don’t appear so bad in the greater scheme of things. But they’d be wrong, writes Gavin Harte.
Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions
NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…
# great lakes
Watch the North Pole turn into a lake
Warmer than usual sea temperatures have turned the North Pole into a shallow, very cold, lake.
# Climate Change
Study: Global warming still happening, but maybe not as quickly as feared
A new report says the effects of climate change between 2000 and 2009 weren’t as pronounced as the worst-case scenario.
# Greenhouse Gases
Carbon dioxide levels reach historic high - US monitors
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has broken above 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.
# Brrrr
Explainer: Is global warming causing harsher winters (and springs)?
Some scientists are beginning to put together data which shows climate change is causing icy polar air to be displaced towards Europe.
Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us
The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?
# birdwatching
Vagrant birds flocking to Ireland as temperatures rise
Birdwtch Ireland said the changes in the habits of bird populations is a good indication of serious changes in our own environment.
Column: Hurricane Isaac should make us think seriously about climate change
Catastrophic events like Hurricane Isaac highlight the reality of climate change – those that believe it is fictional are in denial, writes Gavin Harte.
# Global Warming
Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research
Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.
Column: We ignored signs of the bank crisis. What about the climate crisis?
Ireland is headed in the wrong direction, writes Molly Walsh – and the Government is blindly ploughing ahead.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# young activists
Teenagers sue US government over global warming
Young plaintiffs argue that climate change decisions will affect their generation.
# Global Warming
Ireland to breach EU targets for CO2 emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest projections show that while Ireland will comply with its Kyoto obligations, it is expected to breach its annual obligations under the EU 2020 target.
Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?
Flash flooding in Dublin, gales around the country – it’s happening more often. So what’s going on? John Gibbons has some answers…
# doomsday
Doomsday Clock moved a minute closer to midnight...
Scientists warn that world leaders are failing to make progress over global warming and nuclear weapons.