John Gibbons: Every day we delay action, another 150 or so species are lost to earth forever
Biodiversity loss is as much a threat as climate change but the political record on dealing with this crisis has been as abysmal here as it has been globally
The natural world is a vast repository of more than a billion years of evolutionary history, a priceless record of life emerging against the odds. This living library is, however, being decimated and the conflagration is gathering pace.
As the world struggles to come to terms with the climate and Covid-19 emergencies, it seems hard to imagine there could be another crisis of equal magnitude and gravity right under our noses, and our feet. But...
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Five Degrees: ‘There is no better group of individuals to make climate action an election issue than younger voters’
Senator Lynn Boylan’s proposals for protecting the environment include reducing the voting age to 16, making ecocide a criminal offence, turning her city back garden into a wildlife-friendly space and leaving the Energy Charter Treaty
Podcast: Five Degrees of Change — Ed Brophy
The changes the former government advisor and founder of Tyrconnell Strategy would make include making climate change a key tenet of macroeconomic policy as well as part of the school curriculum. He is also in favour of less cars in cities
Amount of renewable energy declared by providers substantially higher than official figures
The 15 per cent gap between EirGrid’s figures and the amount declared by electricity suppliers, is due to the European Guarantees of Origin scheme
Michael Dorsey: ‘We have to build our infrastructure with a mind to future calamities’
The environmental scientist who advised Barack Obama and Bill Clinton believes targets limiting global warming to under 2 degrees will not be met