Michael Mann’s 5 Degrees of Change: ‘The fossil fuel industry was very effective at marshalling the political right’
The Pennsylvania State University climatologist, whose legendary ‘hockey stick’ graph drove home the pace of global warming two decades ago, reveals what he would do to make a real difference to the global environment
Michael Mann never expected to be the public figure he is today. Having made his name producing groundbreaking research in the area of climate science, the Pennsylvania State University climatologist found himself catapulted into what he said is now one of the “most contentious societal battles we have ever witnessed”.
Mann’s now famous “hockey stick graph” showed in simple terms the runaway global warming that has been witnessed since the beginning of the...
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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