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Of the most terrifying, relentless and seemingly intractable man-made problem faced by the world today, German educational design studio Kurzgesagt sez:

We have known for decades that rapid Climate Change is being caused by the release of Greenhouse Gases. But instead of reducing them, in 2019 the world was emitting 50% more CO2 than in the year 2000. And emissions are still rising. Why is that? Why is it  so hard to just stop emitting these gases?

Previously: The Biggest Star In The Universe

She’s back!

This afternoon.

Berlin, Germany.

Thunberg, who along with other activists delivered Merkel a letter with 125,000 signatures calling on leaders to do more to cut emissions, said people should “step put of their comfort zones” and be brave enough to tackle the problem.

“We told her we face a climate emergency,” Thunberg said of the meeting with Merkel. “We want leaders to step up and treat this as an emergency,” she said at a press conference.

Greta Thunberg Is Back and Telling Merkel to Declare Climate Emergency (Bloomberg)

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Another Girl, Another Planet

The forests aren’t on fire on Planet B.

Sea temperatures aren’t higher on Planet B.

We can gaze on at our navels on Planet B.

There’s no need for reappraisal on Planet B.

The air’s fresh as you like on Planet B.

There’s no need to ride a bike on Planet B.

The wildlife is surviving on Planet B.

Terns and hedgehogs all are thriving on Planet B.

Each Christmas it’s still snowing on Planet B.

Let’s keep on the way we’re going on Planet B.

There’s the merest, slightest hiccup on Planet B.

A tornado in a teacup on Planet B.

The scientist are lying on Planet B.

And the coral isn’t dying on Planet B.

There’s no reason to rewild on Planet B.

Thunberg’s just a foolish child on Planet B.

Alan Murphy

Greta Thunberg ‘There Is No Planet B ‘Hoodie

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Hunger striking granny Patricia Devlin from Extinction Rebellion surrounded by tykes from Belvedre College and Loretto St Stephen’s Green, Dublin who skipped lunch to show solidarity with Patricia’s protest for ‘Climate Justice’

Tuesday: Not Eating For Two

 Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Meanwhile…

Stop that.

We’re all going to die.

 Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Today.

In the Dáil.

Ireland’s first Youth Assembly on climate change is taking place involving 157 delegates, ranging in age from 10 to 17, from across Ireland.

Watch live here

Youth Assembly on climate change takes place in Dáil (RTÉ)

UPDATE:

Meanwhile, on Today with Seán O’Rourke, presented by Miriam O’Callaghan…

A boy called Paddy, aged 10, who’s taking part in the assembly and who will be talking about the use of single-use plastic bottles, told Miriam:

“Well, it’s kind of, it’s like, you see this on TV. I’ve watched some of the Oireachtas TV before. And you think, like, you’re in there and it’s like a basin of politics squashed up and made into a stew.

“The chairs are all really, like, comfy and, really old, parliament-ish.

“I feel extremely excited. One because it’s the Dáil and two, because this is a chance to make a change in our civilisation.

“And we have to do it, unless you want to move to another planet. I quite like this planet.”

From top: Ireland under sea in 2050 as imagined for tonight’s show presented ; Gerard Fleming

Gulp.

In a stark message to be delivered tonight, former RTÉ weather presenter Gerard Fleming is set to warn “the sea will come and take them back”.

There is a set of circumstances adding up to such a threat that has every chance of happening before 2050, he says. Galway, Limerick, Waterford, Drogheda and Wexford are also vulnerable, Fleming points out, but Dublin and Cork “are where most of the assets are concentrated”.

Right so.

Will Ireland Survive 2050? at 9.30pm on RTÉ1.

Can Ireland survive events of chaotic climate change? (Kevin O’Sullivan, irish Times)

What impact will climate change have on Ireland in 2050? (RTÉ)

Montages: Eddie Sheanon/Midas Productions

This afternoon.

Outside Leinster House.

Members and supporters of Extinction Rebellion hold a protest in response to comments about climate change made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of the government’s first progress report on its Climate Action Plan last Thursday.

Yesterday the Sunday Business Post reported that Mr Varadkar said:

“One thing that we definitely face as a result of climate change is warmer winters. We’re already experiencing warmer winters, and that actually means using less energy because it’s warmer and people need less heating, and it also means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather.

“It’s interesting that when you do look at those things, that there is a ledger, and there are benefits and there are downsides. The downsides outweigh the benefits but we need to be aware of them too.”

Meanwhile…

The group tweetz:

“… let’s take a look at Leo Varadkar’s ledger.”

Fewer deaths and warmer winters due to climate change: Varadkar (Aiden Corkery, Sunday Business Post)

Pic: Extinction Rebellion Ireland