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After Applause for Ireland's Climate Emergency Declaration, Climate Campaigners Say: 'Now Act'

After Applause for Ireland's Climate Emergency Declaration, Climate Campaigners Say: 'Now Act'

Julia Conley, staff writer

Climate action advocates applauded the Irish Parliament on Thursday after lawmakers officially declared a climate emergency—while warning that the declaration must be accompanied by concrete action.

Pushed by the Irish Green Party in response to the demands of the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion, the declaration was added to a parliamentary report on climate action.

The document calls on lawmakers to "examine how [the Irish government] can improve its response to the issue of biodiversity loss."

Wait a minute. Wasn’t ireland the first country in the world to pledge divestment from fossil fuels within 5 years?

If somebody wants action, there’s a major agenda of action that needs to be done fairly quickly. One side effect would be massive job creation.