Ministers and respresentatives of the ‘Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance’ including Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan pose on stage at the Cop26 climate  conference in Glasgow on November 11th. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty

For some analysts and climate campaigners the formation of a small but influential international alliance at Cop26 is a bold attempt “to kill the oil (...)

Director general of the Environmental Protection Agency Laura Burke graduated from UCD as a chemical engineer before completing a MSc course at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Climate Change Advisory Council will change the State’s politics, and the lives of millions as Ireland finally begins to tackle its over-productio(...)

Addressing eco-anxiety must begin with ‘facing difficult truths’. File photograph: Getty

The extent of climate and eco-anxiety among young people, as revealed by the first global survey ever carried out, is widespread, deeply felt and intr(...)

A 6 per cent fall in global carbon emissions due to less car usage and reduced flights during the Covid pandemic ‘was nothing to celebrate’, according to climate scientist Johan Rockström.

A 6 per cent fall in global carbon emissions due to less car usage and reduced flights during the Covid pandemic “was nothing to celebrate”, accordin(...)

New research has found ‘an almost complete loss of stability over the last century’ in the series of currents responisble for driving the Gulf Stream, which researchers call the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland could have winters as cold as Toronto in Canada if a potential collapse in the Gulf Stream happens, an Irish climate scientist has said. New (...)

The Gulf Stream System was relatively stable until the late 19th century. File photograph: Getty

The Gulf Stream in the north Atlantic ocean, which has a considerable effect on Ireland’s climate, is at its weakest in over a millennium. Human-cause(...)

Smoke belching from a coal-fueled power station near Datong, China. During July and August, China’s emissions were 2.7 per cent higher than the same period last year. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP  via Getty Images

Global emissions fell by 8.8 per cent in the first half of the year amid restrictions on movement and economic activity owing to the coronavirus pande(...)

Winged ants emerging for take-off. Illustration: Michael Viney

Ants do it, bees do it, horseshoe crabs in chilly seas do it . . . Not quite Noël Coward’s jaunty lyrics, but a few words prompted by the latest demon(...)

A woman carries her luggage past a sign of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

1. There is a profound disconnect between people and politicians: As the UN climate talks moved into crunch phase, almost 200 global leaders landed i(...)

 The UN summit in Katowice, Poland, signed off on a climate action  rulebook that will come into force in 2020. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

Scientists have warned that a new plan to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and cutting carbon emissions across the world is not suffici(...)

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