OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

The increased processing of wood, oil, gas, metals and other materials ‘will worsen pollution and contribute significantly to climate change’.

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Greater efficiency in nitrogen use is essential

I would dearly love, on this fine autumn morning, to write about the glory of the trees in their mantles of gold leaves, of the sun piercing through the branches and making silver dollars of the ivy on their trunks, of the carpets of crisp brown leaves beneath our beech trees, of the vivid green grass in the field beyond.

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Mary Robinson stands by veganism call despite local council backlash

The former president refused to heed Co Mayo’s call for her to withdraw her comments on climate change.

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Met Éireann say ‘no simple answer’ on whether recent weather events are linked to climate change

Staff in Met Éireann have been told to be non-committal when asked if specific extreme weather events in Ireland are linked to global warming.

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The changes we need to feed 10bn sustainably in 2050

Study coincides with UN climate report calling for rapid and far-reaching transitions

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Groups to protest outside Dáil to call for Govt action on climate change

Protestors will gather outside the Dáil later to call for immediate Government action on the issue of climate change.

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Climate change: 1.5C is worth striving for – but is it feasible?

When the Paris Agreement in December 2015 called for the IPCC to put together a “Special Report” on Global Warming of 1.5°C, scientists knew very little about the exact differences that half a degree makes (1.5°C versus 2°C).

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West Cork autumn school to discuss the big issues

Global and national challenges are set to be explored at the local level at an inaugural autumn school in West Cork.

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Culture on environment must change

Last Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), representing nearly 200 governments, warned of the dire consequences of our refusal to do more to limit climate change, a man-made catastrophe.

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Reader's Blog: Climate change driven by market forces

Our biggest challenge in tackling climate change is that we have weak democracies ‘Government ‘not doing enough’ on climate change’, (Irish Examiner, October 9).

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May we get sense and keep this world degree by degree

We humans have reached payback time, and if we put the final boot into Mother Nature we will see off ourselves and all other life on this unique rock, and return it to the insignificance of a dead moon, writes Damien Enright

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Readers' blog: Media has a duty to inform public on climate

A generous platform was granted to climate change denial on The Tonight Show, Wednesday, October 10.

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Effects of climate change at boiling point for India’s poor

Some 270m people there live below the poverty line, many of them without running water or proper shelter, and thus unable to protect themselves from the heat, says Gulrez Shah Azhar.

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Gillian Anderson backs calls for ‘huge’ Antarctic wildlife sanctuary

A petition signed by 350,000 people in the UK calls for the creation of an Antarctic Ocean sanctuary to protect penguins, whales and seals.

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Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

Emissions must be cut by at least 25% by 2020 under the terms of the ruling.

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Government ‘not doing enough’ on climate change

The Irish Government is not doing enough to tackle climate change as a new report warns of climate chaos unless major changes are made in all aspects of society.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Heat is on for radical action on a global scale

A new report says countries must take “unprecedented” action to slash carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Here we look at what countries need to do to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5C.

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Mary Robinson: People need to become 'aspiring vegetarians' to combat climate change

Former President and ex-UN envoy on climate change, Mary Robinson, has said that Ireland is a "laggard" on climate change and needs to become a leader.

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Key statistics from the UN climate report

Global warming should be limited to 1.5C instead of 2C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report said.

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What the new UN climate report tells us

Study warns of the unprecedented changes needed to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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Unprecedented action needed to curb global warming – UN report

World will experience less severe impacts of climate change if temperature rises are limited to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, science shows.

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Environmental Protection Agency predicts extreme weather will happen more frequently

The extreme weather events of the last year from storms to heatwaves and droughts are likely to be repeated with even greater frequency, according to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Inaction we will certainly regret: Heads in the sand on climate

There is hardly a person who, when reflecting on choices made over a lifetime, does not regret something or other.

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Climate models may be wrong after research finds warm springs cut growing season

Thirty years of satellite images were used to map vegetation and found that the growing season was not extended.

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Groups urge Govt to set 70% target for Ireland's renewable energy by 2030

Eight organisations representing renewable energy in Ireland have called on the Government to aim for 70% of Ireland's electricity to come from renewables by 2030.

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine. But while a time machine may still be some way off, the prospect of using rubbish for fuel isn’t too far from reality. Plastics, in particular, contain mainly carbon and hydrogen, with similar energy content to conventional fuels such as diesel.

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World already well on way to 1.5C of global warming, experts warn

A report being finalised by governments and scientists on limiting temperature rises to 1.5C will be a ‘moment of truth’, Greenpeace says.

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Melting ice opens shipping route through the Russian Arctic

A vessel from Maersk, the biggest shipping operator in the world, successfully completed a test voyage from Vladivostok to St Petersburg.

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Decline in wading birds could be linked to climate change, experts warn

Food availability is another likely cause for the drop in numbers, Scottish Natural Heritage said.

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Readers Blog: We must educate to tackle plastic wastage

Our beautiful seas are being destroyed by plastic waste. As many as five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

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