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#Climate Change

# climate-change - Monday 20 August, 2018

'Ireland's decision to prohibit GM crops doesn't make sense'

Two eminent plant biotechnologists argue that the Irish government has made the wrong decision to opt out of growing GMOs here.

# climate-change - Sunday 19 August, 2018

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Exceptionally hot weather expected for another four years, researchers say

Manmade global warming and a natural change in the Earth’s temperature will join forces over the coming years, the study suggested.

# climate-change - Monday 6 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge 3 eco-friendly products to assuage your existential crisis that the planet is doomed Blame Baby Boomers

3 eco-friendly products to assuage your existential crisis that the planet is doomed

Save the planet and your health one product at a time

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# climate-change - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Ireland 'completely off course' on climate change targets, watchdog warns

Instead of dropping by one million tonnes, greenhouse gas emissions are in increasing by two million tonnes per year.

# climate-change - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

# climate-change - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill: 'A huge step forward, and one Ireland needs to take'

Climate change is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in the world, writes Paul Healy from Trócaire.

# climate-change - Monday 18 June, 2018

Ireland ranked second worst in Europe for tackling climate change

Ireland and Poland rank lowest because of their opposition to climate action nationally and in the EU.

# climate-change - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves.

# climate-change - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate

Scientists have warned that the melting ice could redraw Earth’s coastlines.

# climate-change - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# climate-change - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Australia pledges over €300 million to protect and restore Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed site is reeling from significant bouts of coral bleaching.

# climate-change - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Great Barrier Reef corals experiencing 'catastrophic die-off' as result of global warming

30% of the coral in the area were lost between March and November 2016 as a result of an extended marine heatwave.

# climate-change - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

# climate-change - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Extreme weather is here to stay as whole world faces upsurge in major storms

A new study has noted a four-fold increase in major flooding events since 1980, and a doubling in significant storms.

# climate-change - Friday 9 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge A brief history of Danny Healy-Rae quotes Healy-Rae

A brief history of Danny Healy-Rae quotes

The Kilgarvan TD once claimed that nuclear testing caused the hole in the ozone layer.

# climate-change - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# climate-change - Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

# climate-change - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Ireland is way behind on its tree-planting schedule

The planting of broadleaf trees has ‘flatlined’ since 2015.

# climate-change - Friday 16 February, 2018

You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030

NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.

# climate-change - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

From The Daily Edge Cher, of all people, tweeted her support for Ireland's dolphins and banning fossil fuel exploration Cher 4 Fungie

# climate-change - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

# climate-change - Monday 15 January, 2018

Eamon Ryan on flood walls: 'We're gonna need a bigger boat'

Dublin was lucky last autumn but we only need to be unlucky once to regret the lack of preparation for the new risks we face, writes Eamon Ryan.

# climate-change - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Taoiseach wants to up spending on climate change to avoid hefty EU fines

Ireland is facing a fine of €75 million each year if 16% of its energy doesn’t come from renewable-energy sources by 2020.

# climate-change - Friday 29 December, 2017

Trump says US east coast could use some 'global warming' this weekend as temperatures plunge

Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change science.

# climate-change - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

This tiny gull likes to nest along Ireland's cliffs. It's facing global extinction

Globally, the species is thought to have declined by around 40% since the 1970s.

# climate-change - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Details of Ireland's Renewable Heat Incentive revealed today - but Leo won't be calling it 'RHI'

“We have learned from the mistakes in Northern Ireland,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.

# climate-change - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Tourists 'gobsmacked' by sight of polar bears crowded on Russian Arctic island

Climate change means ice, where polar bears are most at home, is melting earlier in the year.

# climate-change - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Poll: Do you do anything practical to help the environment? Climate Change This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you do anything practical to help the environment?

Ireland produces the first highest volume of emissions per person in Europe and the eighth largest in the world.

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change

Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index

# climate-change - Monday 6 November, 2017

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) suggests human intervention might have a hand to play in the rising temperatures.

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

# climate-change - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change

The voting took place after two weekends of deliberation that focused on the energy, transport and agriculture sectors.

# climate-change - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions

A new landmark report came ahead of a meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change today.

# climate-change - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

# climate-change - Monday 30 October, 2017

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next Driving Mr Naughten This post contains videos

The Environment Minister took for a spin in his new e-car - and Michael Healy Rae might be next

The minister talks electric cars and why Michael Healy Rae is wrong to say they’re total rubbish.

# climate-change - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Make no mistake, Ophelia is what climate change looks like'

Ophelia shows that Ministers are much more comfortable causing disruption to cope with climate change than to prevent it, writes Oisín Coghlan.

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