A short by Darcy Prendergast in response to the Australian bushfire crisis. To wit:
…a rallying cry for hope, in a country increasingly scarce of it.
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.
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
We’re all going to die.
‘The fact that we are sitting in [TDs’] seats today should serve as a massive embarrassment to them … as they have embarrassed this country on an international level when it comes to climate action.’ | https://t.co/R7I13q4fRb | #RTÉOnClimate #YouthAssembly pic.twitter.com/s9zEXmL40j
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 15, 2019
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
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
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”.
Will Ireland Survive 2050? at 9.30pm on RTÉ1.
Montages: Eddie Sheanon/Midas Productions
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.”
The group tweetz:
“… let’s take a look at Leo Varadkar’s ledger.”
Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Ministerial colleagues surrounded by pumpkins at the launch of the First Progress Report on the Climate Action Plan 2019.
The plan sets out how to meet the EU 2030 climate-related targets and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and finally usher in a lizard-led New World Order.
Earlier: Meanwhile, In Glasnevin
Leinster House, Dublin 2.
Ailbhe aged 1 and Fionn, aged 4, from Roscommon (outside the Dail) for an Extinction Rebellion Ireland protest who will stage a theatrical mock ‘trial’ of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment set twenty years from now.
Hey, worked for Mao.
What you’ll be wearing next Dark Age.
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Openly pagan members of ‘Extinction Rebellion’ outside the Dáil on Day 4 of their week-long public demonstrations for ‘Climate Justice’ where they encountered TDs, including Labour Party’s Joan Burton (pink scarf).
Earlier: Meanwhile, Across Dublin City
An Aer Lingus flight from London City Airport to Dublin was grounded by a climate change protester earlier today.
A number of passengers reported that a man stood up holding a mobile phone as the plane was about to take off and began talking about climate change issues.
Cabin crew asked the man to return to his seat but he refused.
As a result, the pilot taxied back to the gate where police officers came on board and took the man off the plane.
How to win hearts and minds.