Politicians have failed us on climate change

  Kyle McCarthy explains recent developments in climate legislation and why he believes the government is not doing enough to combat climate change. Just over one year ago, Greta Thunberg began a movement that on the 20th September saw millions of students unite, from the Pacific islands in the East, to the U. S. in the West, to demand one thing: that action be taken … Continue reading Politicians have failed us on climate change

TOO YOUNG TO SAVE THE WORLD?: AN INTERVIEW WITH XR YOUTH CORK

Maeve McTaggart sits down with Lilya Iman Chala, fifteen-year-old founder of Extinction Rebellion Youth Cork and one of the group’s members, seventeen-year-old Clodagh Perrott, to discuss youth climate activism and the adults who resist it.   In a pantomime of politeness to children, older generations regularly stoop to the three-foot eye-level of a child and ask the playful “and what do you want to be … Continue reading TOO YOUNG TO SAVE THE WORLD?: AN INTERVIEW WITH XR YOUTH CORK

Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?

Is it possible to see successful and sustainable climate action under capitalism? Can individual effort save our planet? Aisling O’Leary explores the fact that perhaps neither is possible, that we need change – big, sometimes inconveniencing, change.   The future that climate change has forced us to visualise is a bleak one, and bleaker again when you remember we can only point the finger of … Continue reading Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?