With Obama’s acceptance that agreeing a legally binding framework on climate change and reductions in emissions will not be possible at the talks in Copenhagen, commentators and participants are now trying to portray this in a positive light.Read More »
Homeowners and businesses across the Midwest are bracing themselves for the worst as further heavy rainfall is forecast and the tide on the already swollen River Shannon due to rise by a another metre over the course of the next week.Read More »
Clonmel has been hit by major floods in 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008 and now twice this year. The main reason Clonmel has seen such devastating floods in recent years is because the River Suir's natural flood plains have been built upon.Read More »
Widespread flooding has led to the destruction of homes, isolation and illness. This flooding is a damning indictment of both the government’s attitude to the unharnessed property sprawl facilitated by local councils over the last decade.Read More »
More than 20,000 households, mainly on the working class Northside, have been left without a direct water supply for a week and will be without for at least 11 days. Hundreds of homes and businesses have been wrecked by the flood.Read More »
By Stephen Boyd
A new report from the Global Humanitarian Forum warns that we are in the middle of a "silent crisis" as climate change is killing 300,000 a year. Climate change and its effects are already impacting on the world. The report states that more than 300 million people are already seriously affected by climate change and that this is set to double in the next 20 years.