2018 was the year that climate change finally became undeniable

The temperature gauge says 15 degrees in glorious sunshine in a flower bed Killarney on Thursday during the exceptionally mild December weather. Photo: Don MacMonagle

The realisations hit at different times. Getting into the sea in Barleycove last July. Buying a woolly jumper last week.

Seeing tiny apples on our miniature tree that never got the necessary moisture to grow plumper, but which have survived into the new year in all their teeniness, still on the branches.

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

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