John Gibbons: The latest IPCC report may read like science fiction, but it’s all too real

Ukraine is understandable dominating the headlines but we ignore the latest scientific assessment of the climate crisis at our peril

Our ongoing failure to aggressively decarbonise leaves Ireland and many other countries heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reads almost like science fiction.

Towards the end of this century, on current projections, between half and three quarters of the world’s population will be facing “life-threatening conditions” involving extreme heat and humidity, among a host of other existential crises, according to the document.

Any further delay in strong global action “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable ...