Government must take the reins on climate action

Melinda Gates: Her perspective is key in the battle against global warming. Picture: Getty Images

I’ve tried the whole ‘just do your bit’ approach; the recycling, the reusing, the reducing meat consumption, the Keep Cup, and the avoiding of single-use plastics and polyester clothing, writes Joyce Fegan.

AS MALIGNED as female anger is, I prefer rage to despair. In fact, I will take a good flash of rage over a heavy dose of despair any day.

And I am saying that as someone who is not comfortable with rage, a little afraid of what the response to mine might be.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

More on this topic

Hundreds of students turn out in Cork for climate change protest

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

6 greener straws and stirrers for your drinks, as plastic versions are set to be band

Climate change: sea level rise could displace millions of people within two generations

More in this Section

Political careers often end in failure, but few fail as spectacularly as Theresa May's

Defeat for moderation that will limit options

Letter to the Editor: Parents should worry about children’s online activity

Progressivemoves will be in the interest of those on left

More by this author

Anorak or anarchist — elections show us who we are

Ideology won’t supply housing — only actions will

Focus must be on finding solutions to our problems


Lifestyle

Gardening: Something for everyone at Chelsea Flower Show

The Currabinny Cooks: Crab dishes give a great sense of homely cooking

Shore thing - Many health benefits of seaweed

More From The Irish Examiner