COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Climate engineering is a risky gamble to fix planet’s problems

Reducing carbon emissions is the only solution we know will work, while there are already safer and proven ways to pull CO2 from the atmosphere, writes Barbara Unmüßig.

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Leaving a toxic legacy for the next generation

The post-Second World War generations let the good times roll too long, and John Lloyd asks if younger people will be forgiving if a myriad of threats aren’t taken seriously.

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No, nay, never .... but I’ll get back to you in 18 months’ time

No. Nay. Never. And ‘hmm, well, listen I’ll get back to you on that’ — probably in about a year to 18 months’ time.

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US cannot go it alone on sanctioning Iran

While it is fair to argue that many of Iran’s actions are a legitimate cause for concern, there are not sufficient reasons to reintroduce sanctions, argues Richard N Haass.

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Donald Trump policy on Iran is self evidently counter-productive

Donald Trump’s blistering attack on the Iran nuclear deal has emboldened extremists in the Middle Eastern country, writes Abbas Milani.

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Cork-Limerick motorway ‘of crucial importance’, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is committed to ensuring ‘that all roads no longer go to Dublin’, writes Political Correspondent Juno McEnroe.

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Hollywood scandal: It’s not a new story, it’s that it has only just been talked about

The allegations of rape and sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein date back to 1984 and have existed as ‘rumours’ until now, writes Joyce Fegan

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Sci-fi depiction of social isolation is all too real

The ‘Blade Runner’ sequel might be fanciful in imagining a future without mobile phones but its portrayal of loneliness is bone-chillingly real. We really are living on a lonely planet, writes Clodagh Finn

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Corkwoman Mary Elmes fed over 80,000 starving French schoolchildren during WWII

Corkwoman Mary Elmes was awarded Israel’s highest honour for saving countless Jewish children from deportation to Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Less well known is her work helping to feed over 80,000 French schoolchildren who faced near-famine conditions. In an area of southwest France the size of Munster, all of the children knew her name...

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Important for nation that Cork develops as counterbalance to Dublin

Ahead of tomorrow's historic cabinet meeting in Cork, UCC lecturer Aodh Quinlivan, suggests uncertainty over local government arrangements in Cork must not thwart its quest to develop as a necessary counterbalance to Dublin.

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