It’s a hard rain!

Bob Dylan wrote his legendary song ‘It’s a Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall!’ in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. 

It’s a  hard rain!

pic: Hurricane Irma By John Molyneux It was a prophetic song in which Dylan evoked in the most powerful poetic metaphors a world during or after a nuclear holocaust. By the skin of our teeth we avoided that fate in 1962 but now 55 years on we have another missile crisis over Korea and Dylan’s […]

Ireland’s floods: part of a bigger picture

The terrible floods that have had such a disastrous affect on so many Irish communities over the Xmas/New Year period, with more severe problems on the way, are part of a much wider pattern. In this article I outline reports of flooding in roughly the same time period from around the world and then ask what political conclusions can be drawn from this.

Ireland’s floods: part of a bigger picture

The terrible floods that have had such a disastrous affect on so many Irish communities over the Xmas/New Year period, with more severe problems on the way, are part of a much wider pattern. In this article I outline reports of flooding in roughly the same time period from around the world and then ask […]

As climate change accelerates, will Paris talks make a difference?

The Pope, Obama, and the Chinese premier have all recently talked up the necessity of global action to curb CO2 emissions. The EU has trumpeted its commitment to a 40% reduction in emissions. This suggests the ruling elite are now aware of the devastating consequences of climate change?

As climate change accelerates, will Paris talks make a difference?

The Pope, Obama, and the Chinese premier have all recently talked up the necessity of global action to curb CO2 emissions. The EU has trumpeted its commitment to a 40% reduction in emissions. This suggests the ruling elite are now aware of the devastating consequences of climate change? As the latest round of UN talks […]

Is the Pope a Catholic?

Reading only the headlines about Pope Francis issuing an encyclical warning about climate change one could be forgiven for asking this question.

Is the Pope a Catholic?

  Reading only the headlines about Pope Francis issuing an encyclical warning about climate change one could be forgiven for asking this question. Certainly it shocked and angered some of the conservative Catholics in the US and the Republican Right who are climate change deniers to the last barrel of oil. He should stick to […]

Climate Change is Now

Ireland has enjoyed a relatively quiet winter but in early 2014, the country was lashed by extreme storms that caused record tides, severe flooding and damage to homes and lives.

Climate Change is Now

Michael Wallace explains why the world’s weather is going crazy Ireland has enjoyed a relatively quiet winter but in early 2014, the country was lashed by extreme storms that caused record tides, severe flooding and damage to homes and lives. While these storms have receded for now, other parts of the world are being hammered […]