Editorial: Hard choices await Ireland in wake of sobering IPCC report

Our government can no longer afford to take the path of least resistance on climate chance – and our dependence on fossil fuels must end immediately

15th August, 2021
Editorial: Hard choices await Ireland in wake of sobering IPCC report

If the newly-published report into climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to be acted upon, then the Irish government faces a number of exceptionally difficult policy choices in the months ahead.

The IPCC report published last week firmed up the international science around global warming and the role of human activity in causing it. Its projections that our Paris Agreement targets of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees could be surpassed...

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