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Climate Change

Green Week Climate Panel Hears Of Need For ‘Deep Change’ In Approach To Climate Change

UCD Students Union and the L&H’s panel talk on climate change last week as a part of UCDSU’s first ever Green Week. The panel which considered on academics and politicians attempted to present and debate practical solutions to the climate…

God and Climate Change

People are ubiquitously using religion as a subconscious excuse for the effects that climate change is having on the earth. Religion seeks to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. It attempts to provide the answers to life’s…

70% Of Global Warming Due To Paul

A major breakthrough for climate change researchers occurred last week as scientists discovered that 70% of the effects of global warming are due to one man and his reckless lifestyle. The discovery came about accidentally as a group of scientists,…

Mary Robinson Claims We Are Heading for “Catastrophe” During James Joyce Acceptance Speech

There was a huge crowd in the Fitzgerald Chamber on Thursday to attend a talk and award presentation with Ireland’s seventh President – Mary Robinson. Originally from Ballina in County Mayo, Mrs Robinson was an academic in Trinity College before…

The Doomsday Clock: An Essential Metaphorical Instrument or a Legitimate Soothsayer?

On Thursday the 25th of January 2018, the metaphorical device known as the Doomsday Clock was shifted forward by thirty seconds to stand at just two minutes to midnight, the closest the hands of the clock have ever been to…

Green Campus Programme To Tackle Environmental Issues in UCD

Many people will be familiar with the Green Flag programme from school. However, for those who aren’t: it is a student-led initiative with its main purpose of spreading environmental awareness and encouraging good practices among the student body. It aims…

The Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change

On November 6th the Citizens Assembly held a series of votes under the topic of ‘How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. This is the 3rd of 5 questions that the Citizens Assembly has been…

Stormy Weather Ahead

In the wake of Ophelia and Brian, there are another 15 storms set to hit land in Ireland this autumn. Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn, Georgina, Hector, Iona, James, Karen, Larry and Maeve are all expected to arrive on our shores…

Ireland’s Environmental Challenges

In very recent memory,  In December 2015 a key United Nations climate change conference was held in Paris. A determined group of  Irish  environment activists set out overland to participate, overcame considerable travelling difficulties due to industrial action at the…

Does the Global Pact Offer Hope?

A two-day convention held in Paris at the end of June 2017 saw the launch of the preliminary draft of the ‘Global Pact for the Environment’ (the ‘Global Pact’). The launch, attended by many high level politicians including former UN…

UCD at Forefront of €6.7 Million Climate Change Project

UCD is set to be at the forefront in new climate change research following the launch of a partnership with Aberystwyth University in Wales, to promote Acclimatize. The project is designed to help detect pollution streams in, both urban and…