This afternoon.

Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Science-loving, climate change campaigners gather outside Leinster House as a ‘landmark’ report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is released warning ‘strong and sustained reductions in emissions of carbon dioxide’ are required to limit  damage to the planet.

Could do with some warming up this week.


How dare you.


23 thoughts on “Overcast

  1. stephen moran

    The same folk who denied climate change was any big deal 10 years ago (many are still in denial) have a lot in common with the Brexit voters & those who told us Covid was but the flu (who have morphed into the anti-vax crowd). But why let science get in the way of a warped ideology while your spouting weapons grade fact free BS because you’ve seen a 5min video on youtube posted by some fascist racist NRA nutcase

        1. Micko

          Go for it. Lay it out there Nigel.

          What’s yer master plan?

          Is nuke China one of the options? :p

          1. Nigel

            Protect and restore wetlands and waterways, reform agriculture and forestry, invest in cycling infrastructure and public transport, protect the oceans, end all fossil fuel subsidies and exploration. For a start.

          2. Micko

            Great list there.

            “ protect the oceans…”. Christ! How are you actually going to achieve ONE of those. Never mind your “for a start”

            Simple answers to complex problems.

            Low resolution thinking will not solve anything.

          3. Nigel

            There are, in fact, various detailed proposals out there for ocean conservation and sustainable fishing. The ‘simple’ solution is to ignore them and carry on overfishing while the oceans warm and become increasingly devoid of life, which would be catastrophic. Climate change solutions are well known and well understood. There’s no excuse for pretending otherwise.

          4. Nigel

            I’m not sure what you’re looking for, then. The way to protect the environment is to enact policies that protect the environment. It’s like saying that reducing air pollution by, say, banning smoky coal, regulating industrial emissions, regulating automobile emissions is childish. The problems have all been flagged for decades, the solutions obvious, experts to consult for the planning are available, the knowledge to provide training and skills are there for to be utilised. No great mystery at all.

          5. Nigel

            Thank you Unmutual for raising awareness if this issue. Micko is clearly horrified at the amount of waste dumped into the ocean and understands the importance of ocean conservation a little better now.

          6. U N M U T U A L

            Your welcome Nigel…
            I’ll sleep easier knowing I’ve done my bit.
            Not all heroes wear masks! ;-)

          7. Micko

            “ I’m not sure what you’re looking for, then.”

            I’m probably looking for you to say something like, “ye know what Mick, I have no idea how to solve it. I wouldn’t know where to start.”

            Instead, you’re like. “solve climate change? Pfft…easy. That’s entry level stuff mate. I’ll have that figured out by lunch.

            Now, If I can just get everyone to think and act the same hmmmm”

          8. Nigel

            You want me to admit something that isn’t true? The solutions to climate change are obvious and have been for some time. You seem to be confusing that with ‘easy.’

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      But did they die of, with, from, next to, down the road or by Covid?

      Apparently that matters to the antivaxxers.

  2. Nigel

    ‘Could do with some warming up this week.’

    Some people don’t know they’re born:

    ‘Up to +42 in southern Italy and +41 in Greece today as another intense and long-lasting #heatwave is developing in southern Europe this week. #Italy and #Spain are next in line for scorching heat with maximum temperatures up to +46 °C in some areas:’

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