Police remove Extinction Rebellion activists from London Stock Exchange

Protesters also climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station.

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The coalition against carbon changes goes beyond the pale

On the issue of climate change, the Extinction Rebellion exposes much of the Irish left, usually first up on the barricades, as a vanguard for counter-revolution.

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Schoolgirl climate activist Greta tells British MPs her future has been ‘stolen’

Swedish climate striker Greta Thunberg visited the Houses of Parliament to speak to opposition leaders.

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Theresa May ’empty-chaired’ as teenage climate activist comes to Westminster

Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met the leaders of UK parties for round-table talks as global warming protests continued outside.

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Why does the mayor of New York want to ban new glass skyscrapers?

Bill de Blasio believes glass is detrimental to his efforts to curb greenhouse emissions.

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Naughton defends ‘transformational’ climate action plan

Climate Action Committee chairwoman Hildegarde Naughton said everyone knows Ireland has been a climate change laggard.

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Climate change protest arrests in UK top 1,000 as last roadblock finally cleared

Waterloo Bridge was reopened overnight having been occupied by Extinction Rebellion activists since last Monday, Scotland Yard said.

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There’s isn’t this ‘both sides’ nonsense. If they discuss Newton they haven’t invited on some nut to argue gravity is just a thing snowflakes believe in

I COULD be anywhere when I’m listening to it. It could be half-way down the cold-aisle being seduced into buying the more expensive sausages because of the hand- writey writing on the package. It might be early in the morning when I’m encouraging a small child to pee on not-the-floor. But either way there’s a strong chance, I’ll be accompanied by the sound of Melvyn Bragg thanking me for downloading this episode of In Our Time.

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London climate change protesters to ‘pause’ rebellion if politicians negotiate

Over the past week protesters have stopped traffic in Oxford Circus, set up camp in Marble Arch and created a temporary garden on Waterloo Bridge.

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In pictures: Extinction Rebellion climate protests continue

Protesters have descended on Waterloo Bridge in London as they demand urgent action to tackle climate change.

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Climate change protesters remain out in force in London as almost 700 arrested

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators will observe a candlelit vigil on Saturday evening followed by an Easter Sunday feast the following day.

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We’re running out of time on climate melting pot

It's a bit like saving for your pension. You can see the merits of it, but not the urgency.

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Police make more arrests after clearing away London climate change protest

The protest is part of wider demonstrations around London organised by the campaign group Extinction Rebellion.

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Hundreds take part in climate change protest in Dublin

The protestors are calling on the government to take action to reduce the impact of climate change on the environment.

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Heathrow Airport braced for climate change protests

Sajid Javid has urged police to use the ‘full force of the law’.

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Michel Barnier: We can’t close our eyes. We need a Green Deal

With the world facing serious environmental threats, European leaders should make a green Europe their number-one priority for the coming years, writes Michel Barnier

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Jason Momoa hopes to raise awareness of recycling by shaving off his beard

The Game of Thrones star said ‘goodbye Khal Drogo’ as he removed the facial fuzz for the first time since 2012.

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Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport

The airport is working with authorities to address the threat of mass disruption.

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Attenborough warns of ‘man-made disaster on global scale’ in climate change film

The veteran broadcaster delivers a stark warning in new BBC documentary Climate Change: The Facts.

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Climate protesters prepare to escalate UK disruption if demands not met

Organisers with the Extinction Rebellion group have challenged the British Government to meet and discuss their demands – or risk further protests.

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Three charged over Canary Wharf train roof Extinction Rebellion climate protests

British Transport Police confirmed the trio have been charged with obstructing trains or carriages on the railway by an unlawful act.

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Group behind London climate protests plan Dublin demonstration

The group behind the protests is planning a demonstration in Dublin tomorrow, and say they'll shut down O'Connell Bridge.

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Protesters glue themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s garden fence and vow disruption will continue

The Labour leader’s home became the focus for activists on the third day of demonstrations across the capital.

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Supermac's phasing out plastic straws from its restaurants

Supermac's Managing Director Pat McDonagh says they will be making more change in a bid to eliminate single-use plastics.

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In Pictures: Climate protesters go underground with Tube trains targeted

Activists disrupted commuters as action continued across London by backers of the Extinction Rebellion group.

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Climate change protesters climb on roof of London train

The stunt comes as authorities disabled Wi-Fi at tube stations to prevent campaigners from co-ordinating their efforts.

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Pope meets teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg

The 16-year-old invited the pontiff to join the climate strike.

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Teen activist tells EU to focus on climate change instead of Brexit

Greta Thunberg told MEPs and EU officials it was time to “panic”.

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Latest: More than 200 arrests at London climate change protests

Motorists face gridlocked traffic on a number of routes including Westminster Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

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Teenage activist tells EU to panic about climate change

Greta Thunberg fought back tears as she warned about rapid species extinctions, soil erosion, deforestation and the pollution of oceans.

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IFA seeks realistic plan to reduce carbon footprint

IFA has urged the State to prioritise Teagasc’s realistic measures to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint over the Citizens’ Assembly’s carbon tax model.

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Catwalk protest highlights impact of ‘fast fashion’ on environment

A colourful catwalk show blocked roads in central London as part of a protest highlighting the impact the fashion industry has on climate change.

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Climate change: Yes, your individual action does make a difference

Global problems need global solutions. But what you do personally can shift what's seen as 'normal', writes Steve Westlake

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New set of principles needed for a global Green New Deal

Uneven economic recovery is combining with deteriorating environmental conditions to threaten humanity itself, write Richard Kozul-Wright and Kevin P Gallagher

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Readers' Blog: Plant trees en masse to reduce our carbon footprint

On a recent radio programme, an eminent environmental scientist claimed that the single most effective “tool” we have to combat the threat of climate change is: the tree. Trees are highly successful in removing carbon from the atmosphere — natural carbon extraction!

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Burning issue of ESB coal from controversial mine

Colombian Jakeline Romero is in Ireland to highlight the harm wrought by a 690 sq km mine, which distributes its coal through a Dublin-based firm, writes Caroline O’Doherty.

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Egyptian tourist province to ban single-use plastics

The Red Sea province includes the popular holiday resort of Hurghada.

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Special Report: Single-use plastics ban fights climate change

From today public bodies, including schools and hospitals, are no longer allowed to purchase single-use plastics such as cups, cutlery and straws, writes Joyce Feegan.

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Swedish teen who inspired climate protests joins rally in Berlin

Greta Thunberg,16, to address demonstrators at the city’s Brandenburg Gate and will meet scientists.

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We must grasp opportunity now to tackle climate disruption

Creating a price for carbon will mean that the polluter will pay for the cost of environmental damage, says Richard Bruton.

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BRI investments need to be climate friendly

China’s Belt and Road Initiative could undermine efforts to combat climate change as countries involved could account for over half of CO2 emissions by 2050, write Ma Jun and Simon Zadek.

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Climate change committee recommends four fold increase in carbon tax

The Climate Change Committee is finalising recommendations for a four fold increase in carbon tax.

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Mary Robinson: 'We do need a carbon tax but it must be fair'

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has criticised Ireland's action on climate change.

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Mary Robinson criticises Leo Varadkar's lack of progress on climate change action

Former president Mary Robinson has criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for Ireland's lack of progress on climate change.

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Warning that climate change will become next water charges

Ireland needs to end the "current obsession" with the beef and dairy sector, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said.

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Confronting climate change: Tedium hits response to planet’s crisis

Tedium brings great vulnerability; a wavering, easily-broken concentration means important decisions can be made or, worse, neglected as we daydream.

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Follow the children’s lead on climate

“I don’t know how to want less,” is one of the more arresting lines from the excellent play, The Children, written by Lucy Kirkwood and currently playing at The Gate theatre in Dublin.

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David Attenborough to present ‘unflinching’ climate change documentary

The programme will include footage showing the devastation already caused by global warming.

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Battling climate change also means fighting organised crime

Governments must act together to fight gangs undermining climate policies, write Robert Muggah, Adriana Abdenur, and Ilona Szabó.

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Readers' Blog: Parents must join children in climate action push

As I walked with my two youngest children along the Grand Parade in the midst of the boisterous Cork march for climate action, I felt a huge surge of pride and hope.

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Irish pupils join 100 other countries calling for climate change action

More than 15,000 Irish schoolchildren marched out of classrooms yesterday to join a global mass movement of climate change demonstrations.

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The quiet girl whose lone protest became world outcry

Greta Thunberg was just a child who wouldn’t be comforted.

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'This is just the beginning' - Thousands of Cork students demand action on climate change

Today's climate march saw students from all over the country walk out of schools to call on the Government to take action on climate change.

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Students around the country march in climate action protest

Students are marching on the Dáil this lunchtime demanding the Government takes action against climate change.

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Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

Co-ordinated ‘school strikes’ are being held from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle.

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Students in Dublin and Cork will take to streets over climate change

Students across the country are set to take part in school strikes today demanding that immediate action is taken on climate change.

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The Ides of the climate crisis as children march

Societies that are politically and socially are will prepared to face the environmental shocks that climate change will inevitably bring, writes Éloi Laurent.

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