Irish government declares climate emergency
The Irish government has become the second in the world to declare a climate emergency.
It follows in the footsteps of the U.K. which recently voted on the issue.
The decision was made on Thursday.
Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton said:
“We're reaching a tipping point in respect of climate deterioration.
“Things will deteriorate very rapidly unless we move very swiftly and the window of opportunity to do that is fast closing.
“When we speak of an emergency people often think of something unexpected that can be resolved through a sustained effort for a relatively short time.
“This is not an emergency of that sort. This is a much more challenging emergency in that we must change our behaviour in profound ways and do so on a sustained basis.”
Just last week a report said that one million species could go extinct due a “biodiversity crisis”.
Meat and dairy provide produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.