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William Nordhaus  after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Monday. Photograph:  Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

A study of the economics profession in the United States, undertaken a number of years ago, found that academic papers in economics rarely referred to(...)

For every degree the globe warms, the atmosphere can hold 7%  more water vapour. The consequence is more rainfall.  Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s extreme flooding in the northwest, concentrated on Co Donegal, underlines the urgent need to have adequate “adaptation measures” in place (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and US president Barack Obama formally commit to the Paris agreement in September 2016. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Land temperatures up, ocean temperatures up, and so too the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases implicated in causing climate change.(...)

 Global warming: The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has reported that only half of Irish people believe that climate change is a serious problem. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

While the election of a new president of the United States of America may not directly impact us in Ireland, their policies most certainly will. One o(...)

Protesters against climate change pretending to be dead outside a Paris hotel last week where the International Petrol Summit was taking place.  Photograph:  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

It is hard to imagine there is anyone left who still questions climate change or that the altered weather patterns and global warming we are experienc(...)

An ancient Irish oak sample from a bog in Ulster shows narrowing of tree rings indicating very dry conditions leading to the “failure of bread”, as described in the Annals of Ulster.

Drought repeatedly triggered periods of violence, famine and conflict during the Dark Ages, with researchers able to pinpoint when periods of severe d(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon near Athlone. Winters will be much stormier and wetter in the coming years, climate researchers have warned. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Summers will be hotter and drier and winters will be much stormier and wetter in the coming years, climate researchers have warned. It is all part o(...)

Hair raising: Stormy weather at Palmers Rock in Salthill, Galway, on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If the weather this winter seems stormier than usual, that is because it is. It is every bit as bad as the storm-ridden winter of 2013-14, according (...)

In 1992, wind power was a very expensive technology but this did not stop some advocates suggesting an immediate large-scale adoption in Ireland. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

In 1992, when the problem of climate change was first beginning to attract major public attention, the ESB held a conference on using wind power to ge(...)

Buildings in Beijing, China, shrouded in smog: China faces a huge air quality crisis, brought on largely by coal-burning, which makes it far more willing to wean itself from the worst form of fossil fuel consumption. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Did the Paris climate accord save civilisation? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve ha(...)

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