Covid-style national solidarity is needed now on climate crisis
The Climate Action Bill is ambitious and will no doubt face pushback from the agri-food industry and other powerful interest groups
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the Swiss psychiatrist, famously developed a five-step model to describe the stages of grief. These are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While originally relating to the psychological processes around dying, her model has come to be applied to other areas where wrenching change is being contemplated.
We humans and our institutions are creatures of inertia. Change is generally resisted until the last possible moment. Ireland’s collective response to the need for drastic...
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Long read: Why China is the biggest threat to climate change hopes
After decades of fast-paced economic growth and soaring emissions, China is committing to reach net-zero by 2060. Its success or failure will ultimately affect us all
Saoirse McHugh’s Five Degrees of Change: ‘I couldn’t in good conscience continue to take flights’
The former Green Party member, the subject of this week’s Five Degrees of Change podcast, reveals the steps she would take to make the global environment a more liveable place
John Gibbons: Ireland‘s natural world needs to be the centre of a media storm
The widespread shock at the wildfires in Killarney National Park and the Mourne Mountains shows that as individuals we love nature, but how much we value it is another matter with scant media attention and systemic neglect of our environment