Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the global community. Climate change can be defined as long term shifts in weather patterns or average temperatures. Expected weather patterns are changing, which is causing problems for many people. For us in Ireland this means an increase in average temperatures, an increase in rainfall and a reduction in the number of frost days. For the future, it means more extreme weather, water shortages in the east in summer, an increase in flooding and impact on plants, animals and marine life.
Climate change is disruptive to the lives, livelihoods and communities of people both in Ireland and around the world. It’s a problem for everyone, but in all countries, the biggest impact will be on people and communities that are already marginalised. The most vulnerable people in any society will struggle the most to manage the effects of extreme weather. We are campaigning for the government to keep the promises they have madeto reduce harmful emissions which are a huge contributor to climate change, aswell as encouraging our leaders to implement policies to work towards a cleaner, more sustainable and better Ireland for all. more