Climate change

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Thousands of Australian students walked out of their schools last month demanding action on climate change from Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: EPA

‘Why should I be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future? And what is the point of learning (...)

Protesters at a march outside the COP24 climate change summit in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Four big oil and gas producer states have attempted to block the UN climate talks in Poland from welcoming the most stark climate science report in ye(...)

‘Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change. If we don’t take action the (...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment,  Richard Bruton was not in his department during a two-hour sit in during a climate action protest. File photograph: Tom Honan

More than 40 activists occupied the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Dublin on Friday for almost two hours, and called (...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has highlighted shortcomings energy savings in health, education and commercial state bodies. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Many public bodies are becoming much more energy efficient and beginning to deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions, but some are only deli(...)

Participants and guests at  the COP24 climate summit  in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

People living in wealthy countries, including Ireland, will have to make big reductions in the amount of beef and lamb they consume if the world is to(...)

Understandable popular resentment at higher fuel prices has been exploited by an unholy alliance of right and left-wing extremists who went on a rampage in Paris and other French cities which left four people dead, hundreds badly injured and millions of euro worth of property destroyed. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

The daunting challenge facing democratic political leaders in this turbulent age was illustrated once gain in recent days when doing the right thing o(...)

 The  metallurgical plant  in Nizhny Tagil, one of  the dirtiest cities in Russia, where  the concentration of benzopyrene in the air is 13 times  the permissible level. Scientists say the form and pace of the world’s response to climate change will shape the health of nations for centuries to come. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

This year has been filled with reports about the catastrophic effects of climate change – extreme flooding, prolonged periods of drought, record-break(...)

Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

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