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If You Only Read One Article About Climate, Make Sure It’s This One

Every single day there are countless articles, reports and speeches being given on the climate crisis. Keeping up to date with climate policy developments, the latest scientific news and the overarching global conversation can be challenging at the best of times. The times we find ourselves in now, of course,…

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5 Things Activists Do During Lockdown

As countries across Europe and around the globe go into lockdown, schools close and public gatherings are banned, you may be wondering what you can do to avert boredom and retain your sanity. There are already plenty of articles and guides out there, and as regards general recommendations, I would…

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How Four Months Changed Everything – From Conference to Field Hospital

The coronavirus has swept across the globe over the past 3 months, with infections now confirmed in 184 out of 197 countries. However, I had found it difficult to visualise the true scale of the crisis before I saw the above image of the IFEMA conference center in Madrid. Just…

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A Letter from the Future: How the Coronavirus Changed Everything

Friday, March 23rd 2040 Friends– As you well know, yesterday marked the first day in centuries when the net amount of carbon emissions produced by humanity was zero. Even just two decades ago, this would have been inconceivable. I remember well the despair and the hopelessness that we all felt…

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When an Old Lady Swore at Me

Every Friday for the past 6, nearly 8 months now I have been striking together with my 14 year old sister in front of our local County Council office in Mayo, Ireland. I have been involved with the youth climate movement for much longer – since last January, but weekly…

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I’m Writing a Climate Essay Every Day – Here’s Why

Today, as schools close, offices empty and the streets are eerily silent across Europe and indeed the globe, we as a human race are facing not one, but two extremely grave crises. The first is, of course, that of the coronavirus. The second is one that you might have forgotten…

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What You Can Do to Avert Climate Breakdown

The question I get asked far more than any other is “what can I, as an individual do about climate change?” Usually, people will preface this question by saying that they are trying to do their part by driving less, that they have been offsetting their flights, that they use…

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The Power of Weekly Climate Striking

Last Friday marked over 6 months of continuous weekly climate striking for me. Yesterday was also the one year anniversary of my very first climate strike – the March 15th one in Dublin where over 10,000 people marched together in solidarity. With the looming threat of COVID-19 – another crisis…

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A Picture That Tells a Story of a Thousand Wrongs

Originally written on the 26th of January A few weeks ago, the Associated Press posted an article about young climate activists attending Davos. A group photo of four young people was featured at the top of the article. The four young activists – Greta Thunberg, Isabelle Axellson, Luisa Neubauer and…

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Climate Election: Why the 2020 Irish General Election Must be About Climate

Originally written on the 15th of January “A future to Look Forward to”. Fine Gael’s 2020 election slogan made me rub my eyes in disbelief. Did Leo decide to wake up? Have Fine Gael adopted policies in line with IPCC science? Of course not. Fine Gael have entirely forgotten the…

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