Month: November 2022

Losing hope, finding courage

People often ask me, how do climate activists “keep going” in the face of so much inaction and indifference? It’s a good question. In the Greek mythology, princess Cassandra was bestowed with the gift of being able to see the future, but she was cursed because her prophecies would always come to pass but no …

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COP27 blog posts

I recently attended COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt supported by the Irish Environmental Network, and representing Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE). For some reason I couldn’t upload my blogs directly to this site while I was there, and they were hosted instead on the FIE website. I’m reposting them here now, and will …

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Despite its faults, the COP is the only show in town

[This article with some small changes appeared in the Irish Times on Saturday 5th November 2022] Greta’s not going; neither is Prince Charles, China’s Xi Jinping nor India’s Narendra Modi. The red carpet at this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Egypt will be …

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