Climate Change?

In the 1960’s scientists working in labs around the world were discovering that the carbon dioxide created by human activity had the potential to cause a warming effect on the planet. A subsequent prediction asserted that we would begin to experience these effects, most noticeably in our weather as we entered the twenty-first century. Some eighty years later we now know that ‘warming effect’ as climate change. We’ve gone from the theory to the reality – fairly quickly as it happens. In fact ten of the hottest years on record have been recorded since the year 2000.

There are almost daily reminders from across the world that our planet is getting hotter and that human behaviour is having an impact on our planet in a host of ways. For example increasing incidences of wildfires, reports of famine and drought, as well as the retreat of ice in the polar-regions, and landslides caused by soil erosion or flash floods.

The fact is, climate change is here and unless we all do something about it through the implementation of global policies and making individual lifestyle changes, our planet will change forever.

What is Climate Change?

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

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The fact is, climate change is here and unless we all do something about it through the implementation of global policies and making individual lifestyle changes, our planet will change forever.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s Sir David Attenborough to tell you why we all need to take action:

What is MyNI doing to raise awareness of climate change?

We are sharing information, tips and advice on how we can all make small lifestyle changes that will help protect our local environment. Taken together, these small steps will help to reduce the impact of climate change. 

Types of weather including wind; rain; heat; clouds, snow.

Does climate change affect the weather?

Northern Ireland recorded it’s hottest day ever this summer. Extreme weather events, all around the world, are occurring with greater frequency. Can we make a connection between climate change and the weather?

6 ways you can help fight climate change

Addressing the global issue of climate change isn’t just the responsibility of governments, we can all play our part as individuals.

We will show you how to make small changes in your daily life that will collectively add up to reduce your carbon footprint.

technology to fight climate change

How technology can help fight climate change

How we’ve lived our lives has affected our planet. We can no longer sit back and ignore a problem that is escalating. Our planet is heating up and with it the climate is becoming more and more erratic. Can we fix what has become a human problem?

Climate Heroes are going the extra mile to make changes for Nature and for a healthy and prosperous future in Northern Ireland. They’re helping to cut carbon emissions and helping to ease the pressures on Nature.

We all probably know of at least one local Climate Hero and we want to blow their trumpets here, as part of our ‘Northern Ireland Climate Action’ campaign. 

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Acorn Farm – I Can Grow project

Over the past year, many of us have become mini climate heroes through growing our own fruit and veg. If you have done this yourself, you will know there are