Greta Thunberg

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Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan says concerns exist about the impact the emissions targets will have for farmers: ‘I think it’s fair to acknowledge the real concern around agriculture.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation to impose strict five-yearly carbon-emission limits on transport, agriculture, energy suppliers and business will be in place by Christmas(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) fronts a Fridays For Future protest at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday t(...)

 Firefighters battle the Bobcat Fire as it grows, out of control, on its northern front near Wrightwood, California, USA. Photograph: David McNew/EPA

What most disturbs best-selling science author David Wallace-Wells about climate change isn’t so much that the worst-case scenarios may come to pass. (...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says politicians failed to recognise how serious the threats are already from floods, heatwaves, hurricanes and wildfires that are affecting millions.  Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP via Getty Images

Leaders of a youth climate strike movement launched by teenage activist Greta Thunberg have said they will return to mass protests – including street (...)

In styling terms, the new ID.3 makes the evolution to electric without abandoning the traits of traditional hatchback formats

There is a lot riding on the rubber of the new Volkswagen ID.3. This car is meant to follow in the tyre tracks of the original VW Beetle and more rece(...)

Bestselling author and all-round media ace brings her trademark wit and searing insights to a new book, More Than A Woman Caitlin Moran is (...)

It has been two years since Greta Thunbery first exploded into public consciousness. File photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

It is two years since a diminutive teenager skipped school to protest alone outside the Swedish parliament. As she prepares to return to education,(...)

McGovern first turned his mind to larger environmental issues when activists in Ireland organised to oppose some data centres here. Photograph: iStock

In the late 1990s I got a job with what was then one of Ireland’s best-known digital companies, Nua. I recall being interviewed by founder Gerry McGov(...)

A generation of people are choosing to be child free as a result of the climate crisis. Photograph: iStock

When I think that it won’t hurt too much, I imagine the children I will not have. Would they be more like me or my partner? Would they have inherited (...)

Cattle graze with a burnt area in the background after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil in 2019. Photograph: Joao Laet /AFP via Getty

August is dry season in Brazil and traditionally the month when recently-felled Amazon jungle goes up in flames. A year ago images of carbon-rich smo(...)

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