If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact [email protected]

How often do you hear about climate change?

  • 12-08-2022 2:15pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,529 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    Our home were surveyed recently and this question was was asked of us, which I thought was rather interesting. Climate change is a near ubiquitous topic in news and current affairs and the response to it is frequently and endlessly debated here. I'd say I encounter the phrase daily and mostly several times a day. This is at work and at home consuming news and media.

    How often do you hear about it?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭The Continental Op

    Every day from my wife every time I leave a light on.

    Wake me up when it's all over.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,040 ✭✭✭AllForIt

    I'd love be be asked that, 'Climate change? Umm noooo, no I don't think so no, no'

  • Registered Users Posts: 432 ✭✭BaywatchHQ

    I don't know why it matters anyway. Judging by the amount of abortion rallies and protests modern women and soys are carrying out nowadays the human race will soon die out anyway.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 22,748 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't know what a tracker mortgage is

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,047 ✭✭✭BrianD3

    Just looking at the news headlines on Aertel there:

    16 stories of which:

    1 about Covid

    0 about Ukraine

    6 about weather or fires

    The media don't even have to make the effort to include a climate change angle in every weather story now as they know that the public will make the link anyway

    This will be the gift that keeps on giving unless some other distraction/we're all doomed story comes along (e.g. Covid).Then once that fizzles out we'll be back to weather and climate again.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    We've been told oil is running out for how long now? They keep finding more and more. There's about 50 years of oil left of oil reserves they know about. They'll find more and more. There's no need to worry about the oil supply.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Civilisation is going to end one day anyways. Who says it shouldn't be in the next 100 years?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,722 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    You see you are on boards which is an echo chamber of men who don't believe in climate change. These views are not normal. The science is unequivocal.

  • I don't get why people have to be so "one or the other", particularly those sceptical of climate change. Can't they just acknowledge that the research has been in-depth, the data has been gathered, the maths has been done - to indicate that there has been damage done. They'd accept that as excellent evidence if it was in relation to something they agreed with. It's not stupid or gullible or "mid-wit" to be convinced by these findings. What convinces them otherwise?

    At the same time, I think it's fair enough to question some of the doom-mongering. When there was hot weather a few weeks ago, the media was hysterical. Now it's hotter - and for longer - yet the media is much quieter about it, which indicates to me that there's a realisation they over-did it last time.

    But people saying it's a load of bollox though - I don't know where they're getting that from. Wishful thinking?

  • Registered Users Posts: 797 ✭✭✭Burt Renaults

    The fact that 97% of climatologists believe something to be true doesn't necessarily make it so. You can prove anything with scientific facts, but that doesn't change anything.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,398 ✭✭✭The J Stands for Jay

    You think BlackRock and vanguard are hedge funds? What they invest in is not based on any superior intelligence or knowledge of the future. They are indeed fund managers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,802 ✭✭✭yagan

    if I remember correctly around the 2007 general election the environment was a top five vox pop priority, but within two years and many years after it didn't feature in the top ten. In another recession I reckon the same will happen.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 23,493 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    I just switch off to be honest…only background noise on tv, online or in print media,

    I don’t waste electricity or energy, i travel in one of the most green and environmentally friendly hybrids going….

    im posting this from a room with a single stand lamp illuminated this evening….

    where I live is super well insulated requiring less fuel to heat. Use Klarstein fans ( amazing btw ) and natural air to cool in the summer… fans are super energy efficient…

    so I’m personally doing my bit….

    when governments get serious about tackling the main catalysts of climate change..two of which are..

    1. Industry
    2. Agriculture

    Then I ‘might’ see and listen to what other sacrifices I might make…

    fleets of non hybrid vehicles…couriers, taxis, freight companies - no regulation to make xx% of their fleets electric or hybrid, why ?

    bigger tax breaks for X years for environmentally efficient vehicles, both commercial and personal…might be an idea…then by xx year, they need to be under a certain emission levels

    so I just switch off…

    guy at the gym about 4 years ago, bemoaned the gyms impact on the environment…. This only after joining, I suggested he might go home and google ‘solar powered treadmill’ and see how he got on..

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,485 ✭✭✭bb1234567

    Propoaganda? Have you seen aerial imagery of the UK lately looking like the death valley, one of Europe's wettest countries traditionally? Unfortunately the time has come where the media no longer need to use 'propagnda' because the reality is already staring us in the face

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,234 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    Every unusual event is climate change. Climate bloke on the radio the other morning claiming roads were buckling and windscreens were shattering in the heat. In reality it was a case of badly laid tarmac and a stressed screen. No idea if they're right or wrong about climate change, I'd tend to lean towards agreement,but I agree the hysterics do the case no favours.

    We're currently in a double El Nino year I think, might account for some of the unusual patterns.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,079 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui

    Too often. Way, way too often.

  • Registered Users Posts: 730 ✭✭✭moonage

    British rainfall records go back to 1766 and there hasn't been any decrease in average rainfall up to now.

    Britain is as wet as it ever was. The real reason for the current water shortages is the significantly increased population but climate change gets the blame.

    So yeah, aerial imagery of the UK "looking like Death Valley" is propaganda.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,876 ✭✭✭✭Hello 2D Person Below

    Don't make me defend capitalism...

    Nothing to do with badly laid tarmac, it's simply a matter of the tarmac not being able to handle the heat.

    We are capable of laying more heat resistant roads but the current roads were built to handle cooler temperatures.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,982 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio

    This comparison might be valid if God existed and was observable.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,274 ✭✭✭EOQRTL

    The more they push it down people's throats the more meh we will become about it.

    There was a time we could have a good spell of weather and it would lift people's mood but now it's almost impossible as the media drive the fear agenda and attempt to make us feel guilty for having a shower or filling the kids paddling pool.

    It's very tiresome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,442 ✭✭✭bad2thebone

    According to magazines back in the 90's the West of Ireland should be in Athlone by now.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    Im sick of hearing about climate change now and so is everyone I know.