Budget failure on the Environment
The world’s leading climate scientists say that we only have 12 years to avert climate catastrophe and keep temperature rises to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond this even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
However despite such reports there was barely any mention of climate action in Budget 2019. Miriam Gormally met with Michelle Murphy from Social Justice Ireland to explore why we are not fulfilling the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly to be a Climate Change leader. Michelle began by saying that the budget didn’t really address any of the most pressing issues that were facing Ireland.