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Reflections on the September 25th Global Actions

Just over a week ago, on the 25th of September, the Fridays for Future movement in Ireland and globally held it’s first coordinated day of action since December of 2019. Although there had been planning for another global day of action similar to September 20th 2019 to be held in…

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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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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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