The signs of climate change that Europe has been witnessing in the spring and summer of this year have severely impacted some of the country’s bird species. Persistent rain during the spring months, storms and heavy floods decimated the young population of white storks in an unprecedented measure. Many of the newly hatched young died […]
Climate News Network: New research shows forest ecosystems have been suffering intensified disturbance in Europe for decades
THE economic cost of sea and river flooding will treble unless climate change is tackled, a European Commission report has warned. The impacts of river flooding will be most pronounced in Ireland and the UK if a business-as-usual model is adopted and global warming isn’t tackled.
Draft treaty curbing global warming to be sent to parties by mid-July – Bonn goes for PPP – Partners in Protecting the Planet
Climate-KIC, the European Union’s main climate innovation initiative, has announced that it is supporting four new flagship pan-European innovation programmes to accelerate the organisation’s efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The new programmes will be supported by a combination of Climate-KIC, partners and external sources of funding at a level expected to exceed €100 […]
Published on 3 Apr 2013 Noam Chomsky: Can civilisation survive really existing capitalism? UCD Philosophy Society Inaugural Lecture 2013 Full story: http://www.ucd.ie/news/2013/04APR13/0… One of the world’s leading intellectuals and political activists, Professor Noam Chomsky has been awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that University College Dublin can bestow. The award was inaugurated in 2005, as […]
Warmer and wetter conditions are often bad news for wildlife. But moths in Finland’s Arctic region are bucking the trend—and no one knows why. – 2014/04/24
British Conservatives have among the worst voting records in the European Parliament on climate issues, according to a new analysis. In May 2010, David Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, made a bold claim. As he finalised talks on forming a governing coalition with the Liberal Democrats, he told an audience of civil servants that this […]