Sunday, 22nd July 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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