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# the-good-information-project - Last year 2021

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy
# Splitting The Atom
# Splitting The Atom

Ireland split on whether to build a nuclear power station for clean energy

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 PM 33,726 Views 183 Comments

In a trade-off between tackling climate change and economic growth, more people would prioritise solving the climate crisis.

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'
# Catch Up On Cop
# Catch Up On Cop

COP26: 'If you allow yourself to feel it, the heartbreak and the injustice is hard to bear'

Nov 1st 2021, 7:01 PM 9,482 Views 24 Comments

Sign up to The Journal’s COP26 newsletter for daily updates and analysis from Glasgow over the next two weeks.

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Climate change 'not a hypothetical threat', Biden tells COP26 summit

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 5:16 PM 17,786 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach said at COP26 that there is a unique opportunity to increase ambition and “turn the tide on climate change”.

Live from Athlone: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?
# Road To COP26
# Road To COP26

Live from Athlone: What must Ireland and Europe do to tackle climate change?

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 10:25 AM 16,788 Views 44 Comments

Join us this coming Tuesday at 7pm as we put your questions to climate experts and politicians.

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
# ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Majority of us have made personal changes for the climate, but not as many are confident it's enough

Nov 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 7,673 Views 41 Comments

Across the political spectrum, only Fine Gael voters place more responsibility on individuals than on governments to tackle the climate crisis.

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's most crucial climate summit is starting - sign up to get our daily newsletter

Oct 31st 2021, 10:45 AM 20,990 Views 38 Comments

We’ll be bringing you daily updates and analysis from COP26 in Glasgow.

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Nearly half of people in Ireland think the number of cows should be limited or reduced

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 33,626 Views 129 Comments

Climate experts have advised that reducing the number of cows in Ireland would have a significant impact for reducing emissions.

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

From adaptation to zero emissions: An A-Z of climate change in Ireland

Oct 31st 2021, 7:30 AM 10,732 Views 10 Comments

Here’s your one-stop-shop guide to key climate terms.

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

COP26 officially starts today - here's how The Journal will be covering it

Oct 31st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,796 Views 0 Comments

Keep up-to-date with the latest from the COP26 summit.

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Saoi O’Connor: COP26 won't give us what we’re fighting for - only the people can do that

Oct 30th 2021, 7:45 AM 7,886 Views 7 Comments

The Irish climate campaigner says framing COP26 as the focal point of global climate action is robbing us of our own collective power.

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds
# Survey Says
# Survey Says

Young people have little faith in the government on climate, poll finds

Oct 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,250 Views 39 Comments
  • Only one-third of people in Ireland - and just 11% of young adults - think the government is doing enough on climate, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Polling by Ireland Thinks has delved into the country's views on climate policies, actions, and where responsibility for creating change lies.
  • Green Party voters are overwhelmingly unsatisfied - 95% said the government, which their party is in, is not doing enough on climate.
Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'

Oct 28th 2021, 12:05 AM 9,046 Views 20 Comments
  • A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
  • There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
  • Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney
Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated Oct 27th 2021, 11:22 AM 6,313 Views 52 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

'Both challenging and not ambitious enough': Why the carbon budgets are a huge deal for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:41 PM 6,789 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s first proposed carbon budgets were finalised yesterday.

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'Failing to act would have grave consequences': Proposed carbon budget charts new climate path

Oct 25th 2021, 5:51 PM 29,254 Views 100 Comments

The carbon budget would see Ireland’s emissions fall by 95 million tonnes between 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return
# Climate News
# Climate News

'Is this good enough anymore?': Why years of 'media silence' around climate won't return

Oct 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,225 Views 19 Comments

US journalist Mark Hertsgaard said: “The main thing is to play the story as big as the story is.”

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland and climate change?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland and climate change?

Oct 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 31,601 Views 17 Comments

Test yourself.

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

Oct 22nd 2021, 12:10 AM 9,833 Views 13 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 34,128 Views 18 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.
Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

Oct 20th 2021, 12:43 PM 8,868 Views 9 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom

Updated Oct 20th 2021, 9:00 AM 10,944 Views 6 Comments

As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

Oct 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 17,475 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know

Oct 17th 2021, 9:00 PM 10,042 Views 17 Comments

“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”

Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?
# Means The World
# Means The World

Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?

Oct 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,368 Views 11 Comments

“Covid has created a global awareness of the interaction of everybody together on one planet.”

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass
# Rewilding Ireland
# Rewilding Ireland

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass

Oct 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,334 Views 13 Comments

“Everyone used to have neat cut borders and straight edges on everything, now people are much more relaxed about how they’re letting their garden grow.”

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Oct 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 5,302 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity
# Nature
# Nature

'It is urgent': 'Frustration' that still no date set for Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity

Oct 12th 2021, 12:05 AM 5,146 Views 3 Comments
  • This planned Citizens' Assembly is currently "under discussion at a senior level" between two government departments.
  • Environmentalists have said it's "frustrating" to still be awaiting a timeline for the assembly.
  • Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in 2019.
Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: What actions do you think the government should take on the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 7,438 Views 58 Comments

Ahead of the government’s new climate action plan, we want to hear what you think it needs to prioritise.

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How worried are you about the climate crisis?

Oct 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 30,147 Views 75 Comments

Global warming will continue to increase unless there is a drastic reduction in emissions.

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Good Information Project is turning its attention to the climate crisis

Oct 11th 2021, 12:10 AM 5,488 Views 17 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project will take a more in-depth look at the climate crisis.

Helping or hurting? The reality and the politics of migration in the EU
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Helping or hurting? The reality and the politics of migration in the EU

Oct 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,390 Views 5 Comments

The Good Information Project has looked at the global policy issue of migration through the lens of Ireland and the EU.

Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 PM 35,138 Views 13 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at migration.

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,762 Views 15 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'
# Migration
# Migration

'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'

Oct 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,010 Views 7 Comments

Unless the EU changes its policy approach, migrants will continue “to die and end up in a watery grave in the Mediterranean”, charities have warned.

What can we learn about how Britain has treated migrant workers post-Brexit?
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

What can we learn about how Britain has treated migrant workers post-Brexit?

Oct 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,732 Views 7 Comments

The first shockwaves of Brexit are beginning to emerge following the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?

Oct 3rd 2021, 9:00 PM 33,793 Views 12 Comments

“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,780 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 11,391 Views 15 Comments

Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

Sep 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,692 Views 13 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'

Sep 26th 2021, 9:30 PM 15,345 Views 11 Comments

One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.