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Climate Change Contributing to Increasing World Hunger

Climate change is causing a stagnation in current efforts to curtail world hunger according to the 14th Global Hunger Index report (GHI) which was released on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. While there has been a noted improvement in the level…

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In Wake of a Failed Climate Case Ireland: Protesters Stand United

On Friday, 20th of September 2019, over 10,000 people took to the streets of Ireland to join a global protest calling for climate justice. The words of 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg echoed throughout the protests. Thunberg addressed the UN Climate…

Tackling Climate Change: Where Ireland Stands

On a global scale, Ireland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may seem so low as to be irrelevant. It is much more telling, however, to look at our per capita emissions. The average person in Ireland emits 32% more GHGs than…

Comment: Party Unity Under Climate Change Protest

“System Change-Not Climate Change” was the chant that captured the demands of tens of thousands of Climate Strikers on the streets of Dublin last Friday. The Amazon is burning, the sea levels are rising and a biodiversity crisis rages on…

Global Climate Strike Sees Over 10,000 On Dublin Streets

‘I’m calling all students to strike now for climate because we have to – or we’re all gonna die. There’s no societies on a dead planet, there’s no classes on a dead planet and there’s no fucking UCD on a…

Pretty Little Protest: Environmental Protest Sparks Controversy From Within Student Union Ranks

On Wednesday October 2nd, UCD Students’ Union held a collaboration event with fashion chain Pretty Little Thing with proceeds being donated to charity. This event was overshadowed by controversy surrounding a protest of the event. The event was protested by…

Change & The Now: The Philosophy of Change

Oh September! A month full of hopeful aspirations for the future, budding plans and exciting opportunities, a new college term, fresh faces, a renewed energy and bustle of sorts, a new lick of paint as we mentally prepare ourselves for…

Global Climate Strike sees over 10,000 on Dublin Streets

Thousands of students took to the streets of Dublin on Friday as part of the Global Climate Strike. This larger strike saw millions of students protesting around major cities worldwide. The Dublin march saw primary, secondary and third level students…

How Renewables Can Solve Ireland’s Energy Crisis

Climate change is one of our generation’s most pressing issues, yet it is often overlooked by businesses and individuals alike, often leaving governments in charge of the situation. With several factors accumulating simultaneously to spell trouble for the industry, it…

The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Climate Change: What Can You Really Do To Help?

From childhood, small environmentally friendly actions that each person can implement in the home have been ingrained into us by parents, teachers and media. We are asked, ‘What can YOU do to save the environment?’. We are led to believe…

CAP Reform Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents one of the largest and most tangible EU programs. Making up a massive 37.7% of the multiannual budget, it is only matched in monetary importance by the Structural Cohesion Fund, which is designed to…