Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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The election of Trump, the elevation of climate deniers to head major US agencies and the record - breaking Hurricane Harvey, as well as other extreme events, including in Ireland, have injected a sense of urgency into many activists on climate change.

Records in temperature rises, heat waves, storm intensities, droughts etc. are broken with alarming regularity. 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have been since 2000. This year alone we have witnessed massive flooding in Bangladesh, Donegal, four extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean and the US south, Hurricane Ophelia in Ireland, forest fires in California and Portugal and much else. All this co-in siding with the announcement that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached record levels.

The meeting which will be chaired by Una Dunphy, the local People Before Profit candidate in the next general election, will take place this Thursday 14th. December at the Unite Hall, Keyser St. Waterford (Near GPO) at 7.15pm. All are cordially invited to attend.

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    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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