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Fellow @UCDEnvPolicy 🌍 co host of #DownToEarth @NewstalkFM with @IvanYatesNT; @PresidentIRL #CouncilOfState; 2020 Irish Woman Of Influence. Views my own.
3 Feb 20
Some #MythBusting on #cblive on this thread... We are net food importers, bringing in approx 1 tonne of food per person per yr, making us food INSECURE & at risk of extreme climate issues all over the world for our national food supply .
On Aviation, both Fine Gael and Sinn Féin aim to increase regional airports in their manifestos. Eoin O'B must have forgotten that.. #MythBusting #cblive
Only @greenparty_ie & @pb4p address aviation taxes in their manifestos, with PBP even going so far as charging 20% more for those who fly more than 4x per yr.
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3 Nov 19
Thread: This article from amazing @sundaybusiness has bothered me all day. It's a very "glass more than half full" portrayal of the climate crisis that's unbecoming of a country's leader when so many are already suffering from #climatechange IMHO. So, I'm exploring the issue...1
@sundaybusiness Here's the quote: "Varadkar said it was “interesting to see that there can be pluses and minuses...One thing that we definitely face as a result of climate change is warmer winters. We’re already experiencing warmer winters, and that actually means using less energy because... 2
@sundaybusiness "’s warmer and people need less heating, and it also means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather” While there are more downsides than benefits, the upsides are there, he added..It’s interesting that when you do look at those things, that there is a ledger, and there are 2
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