Alarm Sounded

Ireland Declares Climate Emergency




AccuArt/Shutterstock.com

The Republic of Ireland is the third country worldwide to declare a climate emergency, with both the government and opposition parties agreeing to an amendment to a climate action report. “We’re reaching a tipping point in respect of climate deterioration,” says Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton. “Things will deteriorate very rapidly unless we move very swiftly, and the window of opportunity to do that is fast closing.” The UK governments of Wales and Scotland have also declared climate emergencies. Suggested responses include limiting oil and gas exploration, and issuing an additional biodiversity emergency measure.


This article appears in the July 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Join in a Climate Strike Event

People have been conducting strikes as a method of demanding change for many years.

Sustainable Scrubbing

Cleaning the house shouldn’t be a health hazard, yet studies have linked many popular cleaning products to asthma and other respiratory ills, developmental problems in young children and breast cancer.

Cetacean Liberation

Canada’s Parliament recently passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.

Growing Pains

Cultivation throughout the U.S. is becoming more difficult because of unpredictable weather patterns, leading to higher prices and lowered productivity.

Cola Quandary

Vietnam is among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, and Suntory Holdings, a giant Japanese beverage company, has joined its rivals Coca-Cola and Nestlé to encourage new recycling strategies to fend off such actions as the European Union’s move toward outlawing single-use plastic items.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Raby Institute Debuts

Live Total Wellness

Angelina Morris is a wellness advocate with a passion for helping others improve their health, cultivate relationships and find more time for themselves.

Learn About Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Save-Rite Pharmacy & Compounding will present a seminar on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

People in more than 60 countries around the world will celebrate health and longevity by observing the 14th annual World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

Free Solar Body Book from Body & Brain

Body & Brain, with 10 convenient Chicagoland locations, is giving away free copies of the book The Solar Body: The Secret to Natural Healing, by Ilchi Lee, plus bonuses

Local Foods Highlight the Chicago Good Food Festival

Experience the movement that’s transforming the way we eat, from March 15 to 17, at the Good Food Festival & Conference Chicago.