Climate Change

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23rd September 2009

From Lara Marlow - Irish Times Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama warns of 'irreversible catastrophe' for climate LARA MARLOWE in New York

WORLD LEADERS have attempted to inject a sense of urgency into negotiations for a global climate change agreement.

“We risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe,” President Barack Obama told 190 heads of state and government who convened at the United Nations on the eve of the opening of the General Assembly.

22nd September 2009

From Lara Marlow & Harry McGee - Irish Times Tuesday September 22nd

China set to lead global fight against climate damage LARA MARLOWE in New York and HARRY McGEE

THE HEAD of climate change at the United Nations injected an unexpected last-minute burst of hope into prospects for today’s summit on climate change, predicting that China, now the world’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, would become the “world leader” on the issue.

21st September 2009

From Frank McDonald - Irish Times Monday September 21st

Call to lobby politicians over climate change FRANK McDONALD Environment Editor

ORDINARY CITIZENS need to mobilise to ensure that world leaders work towards reaching a comprehensive deal on global warming at December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, according to the head of the European Environment Agency.

17th September 2009

From John Gibbons - Irish Times Thursday 17th September

Bad effects of our actions felt abroad must be accepted JOHN GIBBONS

As we moan about the hassle of switching to low-energy light bulbs, only one in 12 Ugandans has access to electricity

The rain it raineth on the just and on the unjust fellow; but mostly on the just because the unjust steals the just’s umbrella

15th September 2009

From The Irish Examiner - Tuesday 15th September

Buildings and landscapes threatened by rising sea levels, conference told

By Vivion Kilfeather

ICONIC Irish landscapes and buildings are threatened by rising sea levels due to climate change, an international conference in Dublin has heard.

Environment Minister John Gormley warned climate change was the most far-reaching challenge to humanity globally and nationally.

15th September 2009

From The Irish Examiner Tuesday 15th September

Climate change - When will we take this crisis seriously?

YESTERDAY Environment Minister John Gormley said he believed climate change is the most fundamental and far-reaching challenge facing humanity.

He warned that this is a national and an international problem and that it threatens everything we have achieved or might achieve.

15th September 2009

From Olivia Kelly - Irish Times Tuesday September 15th

Adults warned of climate change dangers

OLIVIA KELLY

ADULTS MUST stop ignoring the threat of climate change if future generations are to be protected, a 16-year-old Tipperary student has told an international heritage conference.

15th September 2009

From Olivia Kelly - Irish Times Tuesday September 15th

Giant's Causeway not immune from impact of global threat

OLIVIA KELLY

The protection of built and natural heritage must be central to the UN conference on climate change which will take place in Copenhagen in December, Simon Molesworth, chairman of the International National Trusts Organisation, told the conference in Dublin yesterday.

15th September 2009

From RTE News - Monday 14th September

The President of An Taisce has said Ireland risks destroying its natural environment unless it avoids another property boom.

Professor John Sweeney also said another such period would burden future generations with debt. Mr Sweeney made his comments in advance of the international gathering of national trusts, which started in Dublin this morning.

14th September 2009

Climate change threatens key sites OLIVA KELLY Globally important landscapes such as the Giants Causeway are at risk of being obliterated by climate change, an international conference of national trusts has heard.

The protection of built and natural heritage must be central to the UN conference on climate change which will take place in Copenhagen in December, Simon Molesworth, chairman of the International National Trusts Organisation, told the conference in Dublin today.

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