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There are some battles in life that we enter with a half hearted desire to win. Conflicts that we deem as not mattering because we have not made the real connection between them and our lives. We have tended to do it with strife, with modern famine, with the abuses of human rights. That if it does not affect us really, that it is something we ought not get involved in. Until it comes to our own doorstep, we have a tendency to look away or move on. This week’s IPCC report on the impact of climate change and our role in creating it should act as a wake up call to the world…and when I say the world, I don’t mean the world out there, but the world around us.
Local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan, has reacted unfavourably to the Green Party requisite of a seven percent reduction in greenhouse gases prior to taking a decision to enter a coalition Government.
If the latest leaked budget proposal being put to EU leaders is accepted the EU will fail to deliver on its commitments to tackle climate change in a way that provides for a just transition and supports farmers, Mairead McGuinness MEP for the Midlands and first Vice-President of the European Parliament has warned.
It is often said that the environment suffers in Ireland, and indeed on the planet, because of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In order to be able to concentrate on things outside of keeping us alive, we need to feel well fed, healthy, and have a roof over our heads.
With climate change very much to the fore and a topic of important conversation amongst the future generation, Arcadia Retail Park have partnered with Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, to announce a relevant initiative for the Athlone and Moate Municipal District, sponsored by Westmeath County Council.
Galway Alliance Against War will mark Global Climate Action Day with a vigil at the junction of Shop Street/Mainguard Street tomorrow from 12.30 to 1.30pm, marking the link between militarism and climate change.
A public meeting on the pressing issue of climate change will take place this evening at 7.30pm in Aras na nGael, Dominick Street.
Greta Thunberg, and indeed the children of the world, have thrown down the gauntlet and demanded climate action. Solving this literal meltdown is on such a global scale that it must surely be beyond the responsibility of Galwegians?
The Office of Public Works’s draft climate change sectoral adaptation plan for flood risk management has been launched for public consultation.
The recently appointed Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Business, Deputy Robert Troy, has stated that the Government’s Climate Action Plan does not offer any new public transport initiatives and lacks substance.