The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC for short) is a highly influential organisation that has heavily shaped public and scientific opinion on climate change. …

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey continue to rise. US Army photo by 1st Lt. Zachary West. (Taken from Wikimedia)

After 12 years during which no “major hurricane” made landfall in the US (a major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or higher), 2017 tragically saw an end to this “hurricane drought” when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on 25th August, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma

Danny Healy-Rae, TD for Kerry

Several people have been asking me what I think about Danny Healy-Rae’s recent comments in the Dáil (Ireland’s version of Parliament/Congress) on climate change.

In case you missed it, here’s what he said:

1. Background to the Healy-Rae debate

Dr. Ronan Connolly

Independent scientist, environmentalist & writer (Dublin, Ireland)

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