'Time's up' on climate change, say campaigners calling for government action

Campaigners say the government needs to act faster on issues around climate change.

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Children gather on streets of Dublin for climate change protest

“I won’t have a vote for another seven years. But another seven years of greenhouse gas emissions will be a disaster.”

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Lifestyle changes necessary to tackle climate change, says minister

‘The window for opportunity is closing. The decisions we take now will define the next century,’ Richard Bruton said.

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Climate change conversion - Let’s work towards new way of living

Even though it has provided high drama and, for a while at least, a perverse entertainment, in the grand, centuries-long scheme of things, Brexit matters little enough.

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Climate change and deforestation threatening the existence of several coffee species

Climate change could pose a threat to your morning coffee.

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Healy-Rae: People giving up meat have never worked a hard day in their lives

A TD has claimed people who are giving up eating meat have never worked a hard day in their lives.

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Easter Island provides climate change warning

In one of his most provocative speeches, an early version of his recent warning of the accelerating threat climate change poses to our civilisation, David Attenborough spoke from Easter Island, a remote outcrop in the Pacific, 3,510km west of continental Chile.

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We need to get serious about climate change

The Government needs to make a resolution that 2019 will be the year we finally get serious about climate change.

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Donohoe: Ireland to withdraw public money from investment in fossil fuels

The divestment follows the enactment of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 2018 which was signed into law by the President last month.

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2018 was the year that climate change finally became undeniable

Our world is changing. You, like me, may have been doing you’re darndest to look the other way and pretend it’s not.

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Fewer than 60 homeowners have availed of sustainable energy scheme grants

Irish households have the highest carbon emissions in Europe.

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Climate change: Ireland is a developed country with a developing nation’s emissions profile

We are one of the only EU countries in which greenhouse gases are rising and we are likely to miss our 2020 targets, writes Cara Augustenborg.

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Climate change causing feminisation of green turtles, research suggests

By 2100 93% of all hatchlings of the sea-based species could be female because of rising global temperatures in West Africa

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Sowing the seeds of change: A modest but powerful move

One of the shameless and all-so-revealing dodges used by Irish businesses, whose balance sheets might be constrained by a more responsible, by a more honest response to climate collapse, is that this is a small country that can’t really do much to turn the climate change tide.

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Ireland falling way behind on climate change action, admits Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar said despite the poor performance meeting emission targets, Ireland led the way on recycling and renewable energy.

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Government to phase out single-use plastics

Single-use plastics are to be phased out across all government departments and agencies before wider laws are introduced to completely ban throwaway products, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.

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Current standard of living too high, says Charles Darwin descendant

Sarah Darwin said people needed to use ‘our great brains’ to find a sustainable way of living in the coming year.

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No time to waste in tackling environmental pollution

With global waste generation set to increase by as much as 70% by 2050, the world must act swiftly to avoid a catastrophe, write Mahmoud Mohieldin, Sameh Wahba, and Silpa Kaza Mahmoud

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Documentary that looks at Ireland's 'Climate Chaos' airs tonight

"With the world's climate taking a turn for the worse in 2018; this one hour Virgin Media News special takes a look back at the major Irish and international weather events that made national and global headlines throughout the year," states a press release ahead of the documentary which airs tonight at 10pm.

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Big business, ironically, is the key driver in saving our planet

Business leaders must co-operate with governments and communities to bring about sustainable development. Market power can drive social change, writes Paul Polman.

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Readers' Blog: Potential for cycling to cut carbon emissions

The Government’s recently published Annual Transition Statement 2018 has ignored the potential for cycling to reduce transport emissions (1). The legislation is designed to enable Ireland’s transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.

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UCC named one of the world’s 'most sustainable' universities

University College Cork (UCC) has become the only university in Ireland to make the top 10 in a list of the ‘greenest’ universities in the world.

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Climate change conference: Over to you...

The summit on climate change in Katowice closed on a positive note — if any such conclusion can be reached on anything to do with our self-inflicted destruction of our world.

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Diplomats at UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

The UN talks were meant to provide firm guidelines for countries on how to transparently report their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ireland needs 'urgent action' to address fossil-fuel reliance

Ireland faces an "urgent need for action" to address reliance on fossil fuels which account for more than 90% of all energy use here.

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Fossil fuels accounted for 90% of energy use in 2017, says SEAI

Fossil fuels accounted for over 90% of all energy used in Ireland last year, according to a new report from the Sustainable Energy Authority Of Ireland.

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Confronting aviation pollution: Time has come to limit air miles

We take many things once regarded as miraculous as everyday. We take almost unlimited access to TV channels for granted.

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Reader's Blog: Clear sky thinking on cutting emissions

This is a proposal to try to reduce the carbon emissions and placate Brussels, before they apply fines, which will fall on citizens via taxes.

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Nasa detects new signs glaciers in East Antarctica are melting

The findings heighten fears that ice loss could lead to rising sea levels.

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Ranked 48 out of 56 on climate: Report puts us in a pariah category

Many years ago, when the full scale of the institutionalised child sexual abuse became apparent, we recoiled in horror and shame.

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