This afternoon

Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, Society House Dublin.

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White (right) and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launching the Climate Action Legislation Bill.

The bill will provide a statutory basis for Ireland’s “transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy  WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER by the year 2050″.


Earlier: Dan Boyle on ‘A  Climate Of Ignorance’

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews)



You’ve had your fun.

Give it back.

(Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie)

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28 thoughts on “Any COP On?

    1. ahjayzis

      Scarlet for the poor slut who has to run out to get an inflatable globe so a minister of government can hold it and look… what? Ministerial?

      Storyboard went thusly: “Global warming – so hold a globe so the illiterate filthy plebs will understand. A stepladder to imply something going upwards or improving or some shet, these plebs are probably all manual labourers so they’ll get what that’s about, and finally a big sign making the point. Now stand gormlessly wherever you want in this large, ornate room.” before the authoring functionary clocked off at 3 though he’s paid ’til five to go beat his wife.

    2. Kieran NYC

      To be stupid enough to get the story in the tabloids a̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶B̶r̶o̶a̶d̶s̶h̶e̶e̶t̶ presumably.

  1. Snickers

    2050? Won’t the climate already be beyond repair and humans be moving swiftly towards extinction at that stage if we don’t take serious action in 2015?

        1. Prof Peter Wadhams

          “The final collapse … is now happening and will probably be complete by 2015/16,” Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University told The Guardian.

          392.5 you mean.

  2. Chris

    Climate legislation sign print and design…€180, inflatable globes..€29.99, photographer…€755, PR consultant €1750, TDs standing about looking like tools…priceless. There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else there’s an Oireachtas expense account.

  3. ahjayzis

    Months from the end of government, publish a plan that will be the responsibility of future governments – not even the next government, since the deadline is THIRTY FIVE YEARS AWAY, take ridiculous photoshoot for plaudits, then onto scoops.

  4. paul m

    fairly predictably depressing ‘message’ from our minster for environment, dovetailing nicely with Ednas recent COP out on our behalf. more so when you read about the likes of Uruguay who were in the merde for 15 years before they realised they had to turn things around, have done so in less than ten years and are the full benefactors for it both in environment and business. thats less than 25 years between faffing about and actually getting up off your arse and making real change compared to 35 years for us to faff around.


    Since before and after the Greens were in the environment portfolio its as if its been some sick joke to put the least environmentally concerned TD into that spot as if its some sort of autopilot holding pattern for them before they jet off into something better.

    I know private enterprises are making massive switches to renewables but considering the mess that was made of the interconnector with NI and the UK unless our government show some sense of capability in this process now, in less than 35 years we will be more economically redundant than some of the ‘poor’ African states we sent aid to.


    1. David

      Thanks for that Paul. Fascinating and it shows what can be done fairly easily.

      Will our ‘leaders’ take any notice of Uruguay though? Can they even spell it?

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