There will be no vaccine for the worsening climate crisis
Comment: A potentially more ominous deadline looms the day after the US presidential election if Trump wins
It is no surprise that so much attention is focused on November 3, the date of the US presidential election, but a potentially even more ominous deadline looms the following day.
On November 4, the US is scheduled to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the key intergovernmental accord negotiated in 2015 in a bid to prevent global temperatures from breaching dangerous and likely irreversible thresholds.
If President Donald Trump hoped his withdrawal would lead...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Almost 1% of Ireland’s electricity was nuclear-generated last year
Some 16% of the energy imported from Britain in 2020 came from nuclear power
Ireland’s window to tackle climate crisis closing, Eamon Ryan says
Green Party leader will tell Oireachtas committee there is ‘ever greater certainty about climate change and ever greater urgency about the need to tackle it’
‘Very real challenge’ for Ireland to stay within carbon budgets
Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council has responded to Business Post reports detailing the national carbon budgets due to be published this week
New wildlife crime unit will take ‘zero tolerance’ approach
Up to six people will work with An Garda Síochána to tackle our ‘biodiversity emergency’ and help prevent destruction of the environment