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Five Degrees of Change

May 3, 2021

Saoirse McHugh is a political activist who has made a big impression in the two years since she first ran for election. In this week's episode, Saoirse gives her Five Degrees of Change, including shutting Ireland down as a tax haven, stopping flying, going vegan and establishing a Department of Food. 


Apr 26, 2021

Michael E Mann, one of the world's best known climate scientists, gives his Five Degrees of Change for a better relationship with the planet. Michael explains why he has taken to the front line of the climate war, and how the forces of "inaction" are changing their tactics from outright climate denial, to deception,...


Apr 19, 2021

Sinead Mercier gives her Five Degrees of Change, including ensuring a just transition, only buying second hand clothes, and greater public ownership of our energy system. 


Apr 12, 2021

Eamon Ryan, leader of the Irish Green Party and current Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport gives his Five Degrees of Change for a greener world. From growing our offshore wind industry, to getting Ireland's district heating system off the ground, to eating better for his health and...


Apr 5, 2021

Following the Irish last general election, the strained arithmetic of a three-way coalition between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party meant Richard Bruton lost out on a cabinet seat, despite being broadly recognised as having led an energetic reform agenda at the Department of the Environment over his term...