John Gibbons: Investors’ slow shuffle away from fossil fuel giants gathering speed
Real climate action is finally happening – and the key driver is, improbably, the global investment community
The decision to rely on fossil fuels to power civilisation and expand our dominion over the planet means humanity has unwittingly struck a Faustian pact with nature. We have understood the broad terms of this bargain for well over half a century.
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson, the US president, published a report that presciently examined the existential risks involved in uncontrolled fossil fuel burning.
“By the year 2000 the increase in atmospheric CO2 will be close...
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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
Comment: Farming cannot be left off the hook when it comes to climate action
The 2030 Agri-Food Strategy does not go far enough in relation to emissions reduction from agriculture and places an unfair burden on other sectors