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Articles published by John Gibbons in the Irish Times (2008–), The Guardian (2017–), The Business Post, Irish Examiner, Sunday Times,, DeSmog (2017–), The Currency, Village (Blog:; Follow on Twitter)

Climate and military conflict (Irish Times, Feb 15, 2024)

Dublin Airport emissions crunch (Business Post, Feb 11, 2024)

Human medicines impact wildlife (Irish Examiner, Jan 29, 2024)

Preview of 2024 in climate (Irish Examiner, Jan 4, 2024)

COP28 – Comment on outcome (Irish Examiner, Dec 13, 2023)

Ban leaf blowers? (Irish Examiner, Dec 11, 2023)

COP28 – Midway comment piece (Irish Examiner, Dec 11, 2023)

COP28 – opening days (Irish Examiner, Dec 5, 2023)

COP28 preview (Irish Examiner, Nov 30, 2023)

The 14th Storm (book review) Business Post, Nov 26, 2023)

Climate economics debunked (Irish Examiner, Nov 21, 2023)

Mitigation or adaptation? (Irish Examiner, Oct 31, 2023)

Hottest year ever now likely (Irish Daily Star, Oct 24, 2023)

Climate action needed (Irish Daily Mirror, Oct 24, 2023)

Extreme flooding hits Ireland (, Oct 22, 2023)

Breaching planetary limits (Village Magazine, Oct 20, 2023)

Heat will kill you first – book review (Business Post, Oct 15, 2023)

Budget climate breakthrough (Irish Examiner, Oct 12, 2023)

Pope hits out on climate (Irish Examiner, Oct 9, 2023)

Time to break the law? (Irish Examiner, Sep 27, 2023)

Climate hits insurance sector (Irish Examiner, Sep 14, 2023)

It’s Not Just You – book review (Business Post, Aug 20, 2023)

Planning for a safer future (Irish Examiner, Aug 11, 2023)

Optimism v pessimism (Irish Times, Aug 10, 2023)

Climate future is now (Business Post, Aug 6, 2023)

Agri bodies reject science (Irish Examiner, Aug 1, 2023)

Ireland is food-insecure (Irish Examiner, July 18, 2023)

Voting with their foetuses (Village magazine, July 1, 2023)

Value traps and climate (Irish Examiner, June 28, 2023)

Time to ration aviation (Irish Examiner, June 26, 2023)

EPP votes against nature (Irish Examiner, June 16, 2023)

Nature restoration disinformation (Irish Examiner, June 15, 2023)

Insect population collapse (, June 13, 2023)

Minister for the Future needed (Business Post, June 11, 2023)

Aviation and emissions (Irish Examiner, June 1, 2023)

Nature restoration law (Irish Examiner, May 26, 2023)

Not-so-clean gas cookers (Irish Examiner, May 16, 2023)

Late Late a climate no-show (Irish Examiner, May 13, 2023)

Michael D. and economists (Irish Examiner, May 4, 2023)

Threat of climate inactivists (Business Post, Apr 30, 2023)

Act on climate crisis (Irish Times, Apr 28, 2023)

AMOC slowdown worry (Irish Examiner, Apr 25, 2023)

Joe Biden and climate (, Apr 18, 2023)

Irish state failing on nature protection (Irish Examiner, Apr 14, 2023)

Killer cats wreak havoc on wildlife (Irish Examiner, Apr 10, 2023)

Climate despair versus doomism (Business Post, Apr 2, 2023)

German motor industry stalls on climate (Irish Examiner, Mar 28, 2023)

IPCC report paints grim picture (Irish Examiner, Mar 21, 2023)

Wild Embrace – book review (Business Post, Mar 19, 2023)

Biofuel flight of folly (Irish Examiner, Mar 17, 2023)

Balloon litter blight (Irish Examiner, Mar 13, 2023)

15-minute city concept under fire (Business Post, Mar 12, 2023)

Ugly agri rhetoric ramps up (Irish Examiner, Feb 22, 2023)

Fossil fuel careers unattractive (Business Post, Feb 19, 2023)

Hazards of geoengineering (Irish Examiner, Feb 13, 2023)

The Deluge – Book review (Business Post, Feb 5, 2023)

Oil firms rake in record profits (, Feb 3, 2023)

Doomsday clock ticks forward (Irish Examiner, Feb 2, 2023)

Texaco greenwashing challenged (Irish Examiner, Jan 19, 2023)

Climate refugee crisis growing (Business Post, Jan 15, 2023)

Lessons from ozone layer crisis (Irish Examiner, Jan 11, 2023)

Top 10 climate actions (Irish Daily Star, Jan 2, 2023)

Climate review of the year (Business Post, Jan 1, 2023)

Tackling deforestation (Business Post, Dec 18, 2022)

Giving legal rights to nature (Irish Times, Dec 15, 2022)

Social tipping points on climate (Irish Examiner, Dec 1, 2022)

Feeding a global 8 billion population (Business Post, Nov 19, 2022)

Irish politics and COP27 (Irish Examiner, Nov 9, 2022)

The Climate Book – review (Business Post, Nov 5, 2022)

Seven climate myths (Daily Mirror, Nov 3, 2022)

Insurers hit by climate impacts (Business Post, Oct 30, 2022)

Missing the point re. soup protest ( Oct 19, 2022)

Silent Spring and pesticides (Irish Examiner, Oct 6, 2022)

Dubious carbon offsetting (Business Post, Sept 18, 2022)

Debunking climate myths (Irish Examiner, Sept 16, 2022)

Atlantic Rainforest – book review (Business Post, Sept 4, 2022)

Sectoral emissions budgets fudge reality (Irish Examiner, Aug 1, 2022)

Solyent Green and 1970s eco warnings (Village Magazine, July 30, 2022)

Politicians slow to respond on climate (Business Post, July 24, 2022)

Agri lobbying impacts climate policy (, July 23, 2022)

Media needs to step up on climate emergency (Irish Examiner, July 23, 2022)

Austerity or catastrophe (Business Post, July 17, 2022)

French heatwave portents climate shift (Irish Examiner, June 19, 2022 – interview)

Time for civil disobedience on climate (Business Post, June 12, 2022)

Book review – Regenesis, by George Monbiot (Irish Times, June 10, 2022)

HSBC banker lifts lid on climate lip-service (Business Post, May 29, 2022)

WMO report’s climate warning (Irish Examiner, May 19, 2022)

Time to re-think nuclear power (Business Post, May 15, 2022)

Sandy beaches threatened by sea level rise (Irish Times, May 13, 2022)

Climate emergency still being ignored (, May 10, 2022)

Turf wars show political betrayal on climate (Business Post, May 1, 2022)

Economists’ denial of physics threatens us all (Business Post, Apr 9, 2022)

Mainstream voices leading us to the abyss (Irish Examiner, Apr 5, 2022)

Food, energy security depend on climate stability (Business Post, Mar 27, 2022)

Polar heatwaves a cause for climate concern (Irish Examiner, Mar 23, 2022)

IPCC’s latest report reads like science fiction (Business Post, Mar 6, 2022)

Global insect crisis deepens – book review (Business Post, Mar 6, 2022)

Eco-hypocrisy called out by EU (Business Post, Feb 11, 2022)

Climate satire makes a big impact (Business Post, Dec 26, 2021)

Creating a post-consumerist narrative (Business Post, Dec 13, 2021)

Time to focus on domestic food security (Business Post, Oct 31, 2021)

Global biodiversity crisis deepens (Business Post, Oct 24, 2021)

Wiggle room running out on strong climate action (Irish Times, Oct 21, 2021)

Irish climate denial strengthens links to UK (Village magazine, Oct 2021)

Murdoch’s mendacity now a global threat (Business Post, Sept 19, 2021)

Cruel summer for Generation Incineration (Business Post, Aug 22, 2021)

Politicians need to catch up with climate reality (Business Post, Aug 15, 2021)

Lobbyists set out to pick IPCC report apart (, Aug 10, 2021)

Climate lessons for RTÉ (Business Post, Aug 1, 2021)

RTÉ’s climate climbdown (DeSmog, July 28, 2021)

Media still not grasping climate emergency (Business Post, July 18, 2021)

Future for solar energy brightens (Irish Times, July 8, 2021)

Heatwave and climate extremes ( July 2, 2021)

Infinite economic growth (Business Post, June 27, 2021)

Breaking planetary limits (Village magazine, June 2021)

Beware of billionaire climate saviours (Business Post, May 23, 2021)

Can we have a decent life within planetary boundaries? (Irish Times, May 6, 2021)

New media focus needed on Ireland’s wildlife (Business Post, May 2, 2021)

Environmentalists decry political attack on right to object (DeSmog, April 15, 2021)

Covid-style national response to climate crisis needed (Business Post, Mar 28, 2021)

Dairy boom creating unmanageable crises (Farming Independent Feb 23, 2021)

Investors flee fossil fuel leviathans (Business Post, Feb 21, 2021)

The New Climate Wars – book review (Irish Times, Feb 20, 2021)

When will RTÉ take climate coverage seriously (Village magazine, Feb 2021)

Ireland’s green fields are just a mirage (Sunday Times, Feb 14, 2021)

Ancient ozone loss and global warming threat (Irish Times, Jan 28, 2021)

Fake news and climate science (Business Post, Jan 24, 2021)

Cracking down on social licence of fossil fuels (Sunday Times, Jan 17, 2021)

Big Ag influences Irish school students (DeSmog UK, Dec 15, 2020)

Irish climate action on road to nowhere (Business Post, Dec 13, 2020)

Arctic ice melt-down brings impacts home (Sunday Times, Dec 13, 2020)

Biden to turns up heat on climate action (Business Post, Nov 15, 2020)

RTÉ Countrywide gets cosy with agri lobbyists (Village magazine, Nov 2020)

Ireland’s new Climate Bill under scrutiny (DeSmog UK, Oct 20, 2020)

Irish agriculture is green in name, not in nature (Business Post, Oct 11, 2020)

David Wallace-Wells interview (Irish Times, Oct 1, 2020)

No vaccine for worsening climate crisis (Business Post, Sep 20, 2020)

Climate and biodiversity crunch bite hard ( Sep 19, 2020)

Coming to terms with ecological grief (Business Post, Sep 6, 2020)

Can farmers and environmentalists be friends? (Farming Independent, Sep 1, 2020)

Should ecocide be criminalised? (Irish Times, Aug 13, 2020)

SUVs and emissions (Business Post, Aug 9, 2020)

Sweden sets standard in low emissions prosperity (Business Post, July 5, 2020)

Best time to tackle climate change is right now (, June 22, 2020)

Ambitious Climate Plan from Ireland’s Prospective Coalition (DeSmog UK, June 17, 2020)

Notes from an apocalypse – review (Cassandra Voices, May 18, 2020)

Shannon LNG plan ‘dead in the water’ (DeSmog UK, May 4, 2020)

Covid crisis a dress rehearsal for climate emergency (The Journal, May 2, 2020)

Business as usual is road to climate ruin (The Currency, May 1, 2020)

Green Party and 7% emissions demand (Irish Times, Apr 30, 2020)

The Precipice – Existential risks Book review (Irish Times, Apr 25, 2020)

Shifting climate threatens African farming (Irish Times, Apr 23, 2020)

To the ends of the Earth: Earth Day – 50 years later (Cassandra Voices Apr 22, 2020)

Covid-19: shattering the illusion of control (Green News, Mar 26, 2020)

Zambia braces for water shortages despite recent rains (GUARDIAN, Mar 12, 2020)

Manifestos show political disconnect from environmental reality (Irish Times, Feb 5, 2020)

How environment is an issue in Irish general election (DeSmog, Jan 31, 2020)

A Day in the life of John Gibbons (Kilkenny People, Jan 30, 2020)

Mitigate, adapt or suffer – stark climate election choices (The Green News, Jan 24, 2020)

Nature will have last word on the climate crisis (Irish Times, Dec 30, 2019)

Ireland’s science advisor favours tech, personal actions (DeSmog, Nov 27, 2019)

RTE Climate Week hits the right note (Irish Times, Nov 18, 2019)

Meat & dairy campaign uses tobacco, chemical industry PR advisors (DeSmog Oct 4, 2019)

How flawed logic puts world in danger – Review (Irish Times, Sept 22, 2019)

Why you should join the climate strike (Irish Times, Sept 20, 2019)

Irish media & climate – the story of the decade (, Sept 1st, 2019)

Is an EV a realistic option for overseas driving holiday? (Irish Times, Aug 31, 2019)

2029 – A letter from the future (Village magazine, August 2019)

Climate activists turn up heat as planet burns (Irish Times, July 25, 2019)

Interview with science journalist Andrew Revkin (Irish Times, July 4, 2019)

Heavy price tag for rout of global biodiversity (‘Irish Wildlife’ magazine, summer 2019) 

Falter, by Bill McKibben – Review (Irish Times, May 4, 2019)

Media role in climate communications under spotlight (Irish Times, Apr 26,2019)

School Strike – a father and daughter’s view (Irish Times, Mar 15, 2019)

Gov’t agency accepts invite to speak at denier conference (DeSmog UK, Mar 13, 2019)

The Uninhabitable Earth – Review (Irish Times, Feb 23, 2019)

Would it kill us to eat less meat & fly less often (Irish Times, Jan 29, 2019)

Growing ties between Irish and UK climate denier groups (DeSmog UK, Jan 13, 2019)

The rise and fall of climate contrarianism (Irish Times, Jan 12, 2019)

Ireland burning its children’s futures to the ground with climate inaction (Irish Times, Dec 10, 2018)

Window for saving Earth from ecological annihilation closing (Irish Times Nov 5, 2018)

Running Amoc – uncertain future for Atlantic current (Passive House Plus magazine, Oct 2018)

Secretive Irish climate science denier group steps up ‘bizarre’ parliamentary lobbying (DeSmog UK, Sept 25, 2018)

Climate change reaching point of no return (The Times – Ireland Aug 24, 2108)

Extreme summer brings climate threat closer to home (Aug 6, 2018)

Ireland using fake data to pretend dairy emissions not rising fast (DeSmog UK June 25, 2018)

‘The Big Questions’ (BBC 1 TV, broadcast, June 10, 2018)

Citizens’ Assembly on climate change – we need to listen (June 1, 2018)

RTE bog broadcast sinks in mire of low standards (May 2018)

Brexit pushing Ireland towards importing fracked gas (DeSmog UK, May 15, 2018)

Drastic plastic profligacy (Village, April 2018)

GWPF advisor to front Dublin climate denier meeting (DeSmog UK, Apr 8, 2018)

Unsustainable agriculture at root of latest fodder crisis (Apr 7, 2018)

Global extinction crisis an unfolding catastrophe (Mar 26, 2018)

Eschatology – it’s much later than you think (Village, Feb 2018)

Agri sector’s spin over substance (Irish Examiner, Feb 2018)

For whom the Doomsday Clock tolls (Village, Feb 2018)

Overfishing disaster (Village, Jan 2018)

Democracy works (Village, Dec 2017)

Who are Ireland’s true climate radicals? (Dec 1, 2017)

Can direct democracy offer a third way to meet climate challenge? (GUARDIAN, Nov 10, 2017)

Citizens Assembly calls for Irish Government to take strong action on climate change (DeSmogUK, Nov 6, 2017)

Ireland showing reckless disregard for climate justice (Nov 3, 2017)

Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland days after Minister lobbied to weaken climate commitments (DeSmogUK, Oct 18, 2017)

Years after The Day After (Village, Oct 2017)

Climate deniers want to protect status quo that made them rich (GUARDIAN, Sept 22, 2017)

Climate change is happening right here, right now (Sept 1, 2017)

Give me a crash course in …A climate change warning (July 29, 2017)

Ireland’s staggering hypocrisy on climate change (GUARDIAN July 26, 2017)

Ireland’s Climate Minister just approved a new offshore oil project (DeSmogUK , July 21, 2017)

Climate denial undermines the IFJ (Village, July 2017)

Irish climate science group host CO2 Coalition director, William Happer (DeSmogUK, June 13, 2017)

Climate denial comes to Dublin (Village, June 2017)

A closer look at DUP’s climate science denial (DeSmogUK, June 11, 2017)

Is the Great Barrier Reef too big to fail? Unfortunately not – June 3, 2017

From pipsqueaks to bullies: the IFA overreaches (Village, May 2017)

New climate science denial group launches in Ireland (DeSmogUK May 5, 2017)

Lights out for Earth Hour? Don’t waste your energy – March 25, 2017

It could be you: win the lottery, save the world! (Village, Feb 2017)

Time to boycott the Texaco Children’s Art Competition – Feb 4, 2017

Trump tips climate anxiety into full-blown panic – Nov 19, 2016

Is having children bad for the planet? – Sept 3, 2016

Meat is madness – why it leads to global warming and obesity – April 09, 2016

Why we mourn Cecil the lion, but ignore other at-risk species – Aug 01, 2015

Seriousness of climate situation has yet to sink in nationally – Feb 14, 2014

Unless we curtail carbon emissions, every attempt to adapt is doomed – Jan 08, 2014

Time to sign up for the climate change war – Dec 04, 2013

Climate panel set to reiterate bleakest of messages – Sept. 23, 2013

Knowledge’ about dangers of nuclear power not based on proper science – Thu Jun 06 2013

Ecological Ponzi Scheme ignores natural capital – April 29, 2013

Safe bet that this year will be one of the hottest yet – Fri, Jan 11, 2013

Steady as she goes- global climatic denial guarantees chaotic future for all – Fri, Nov 30, 2012 (View as PDF)

The Arctic ice cap is melting – and with it goes our future 27-9-12 (View as PDF)

Mental blocks that prevent us acting on climate change 3-9-12 (View as PDF)

Life on Earth now under threat as never before 7-6-12 (View as PDF)

Shadow of a doubt – how they fooled us about a killer habit 10-3-12 (View as PDF)

As climate issues intensify the media, incredibly, throws in the towel 19-1-12 (View as PDF)

Hogan’s U-turn on climate is short-sighted and damaging 07-11-11 (View as PDF)

Population surge difficult to halt and almost impossible to reverse 31-10-11 (View as PDF)

More power to us if we choose nuclear option 25-8-11 (View as PDF)

The paradox of global warming’s northern freeze 9-12-10

Lomborg and his lies 30-4-10 (View as PDF)

Peak oil beckons 8-4-10 (View as PDF)

Media muddle 4-2-10 (View as PDF)

Electric motors 28-1-10 (View as PDF)

Caribbean idyll 21-1-10 (View as PDF)

Weather, not climate 14-1-10 (View as PDF)

Hansen’s hard choices 7-1-10 (View as PDF)

Seasonal salute 24-12-09 (View as PDF)

Six danger signs 17-12-09 (View as PDF)

Double-think 10-12-09 (View as PDF)

Copenhagen begins 3-12-09 (View as PDF)

Flooding crisis 26-11-09 (View as PDF)

Kenny’s climate antics 19-11-09 (View as PDF)

Ecological salvation?12-11-09 (View as PDF)

Tobin tax 5-11-09 (View as PDF)

Perils of positive thinking 29-10-09 (View as PDF)

Economist turns ecologist 22-10-09 (View as PDF)

Bottled water folly 15-10-09 (View as PDF)

Narnia economics 8-10-09 (View as PDF)

Green New Deal 1-10-09 (View as PDF)

GDP versus happiness? 24-9-09 (View as PDF)

Climate justice 17-9-09 (View as PDF)

Carbon tax 10-9-09 (View as PDF)

EU and environment 3-9-09 (View as PDF)

Every little helps 27-8-09 (View as PDF)

Fascist backlash 20-8-09 (View as PDF)

For peat’s sake 13-8-09 (View as PDF)

Clerical errors 6-8-09 (View as PDF)

Population taboos 30-7-09 (View as PDF)

Bad science 23-7-09 (View as PDF)

Cycling makes sense 9-7-09 (View as PDF)

Climate law crux 2-7-09 (View as PDF)

Rocky road to Copenhagen 25-6-09 (View as PDF)

The promise of permaculture 18-6-09 (View as PDF)

Green meltdown 11-6-09 (View as PDF)

Perils of palm oil 4-6-09 (View as PDF)

A cruel species 28-5-09 (View as PDF)

Why biodiversity matters 21-5-09 (View as PDF)

Eco-anxiety 14-5-09 (View as PDF)

Sustainability myths 7-5-09 (View as PDF)

Parallel realities 30-4-09 (View as PDF)

Environmental schism 23-4-09 (View as PDF)

Water bankruptcy 16-4-09 (View as PDF)

Moral conundrum 9-4-09 (View as PDF)

A sick planet 2-4-09 (View as PDF)

Home-grown resilience 26-3-09 (View as PDF)

Ocean acidification 19-3-09 (View as PDF)

Shark Attack 12-3-09 (View as PDF)

Wind energy options 5-3-09 (View as PDF)

Deforestation debacle 26-2-09 (View as PDF)

Internal aviation folly 19-2-09 (View as PDF)

Home energy 12-2-09 (View as PDF)

Bellamy’s blunders 5-2-09 (View as PDF)

Time for water charges? 29-1-09 (View as PDF)

Obama rings the changes 22-1-09 (View as PDF)

Lessons in resilience 15-1-09 (View as PDF)

Drowning in cheap oil 8-1-09 (View as PDF)

A rich Christmas 18-12-08 (View as PDF)

One man’s meat… 11-12-08 (View as PDF)

Economists under fire? 4-12-08 (View as PDF)

Fuel price floor? 27-11-08 (View as PDF)

Shift in political climate? 20-11-08 (View as PDF)

Obesity timebomb 13-11-08 (View as PDF)

Obama’s exquisite moment 6-11-08 (View as PDF)

Facing down fundamentalism 30-10-08 (View as PDF)

Easter Island warning 23-10-08 (View as PDF)

Nuclear re-think? 16-10-08 (View as PDF)

In the grip of affluenza 9-10-08 (View as PDF)

Ireland’s climate challenge 2-10-08 (View as PDF)

Dublin transport crux 25-9-08 (View as PDF)

EU attitudes to climate change 18-9-08 (View as PDF)

Palin’s anti-science 11-9-08 (View as PDF)

Ideology fuels sceptics 4-9-08 (View as PDF)

Electric Picnic 28-8-08 (View as PDF)

Mitigation and adaptation 21-8-08 (View as PDF)

Heavy weather 14-8-08 (View as PDF)

Tackling population taboos 7-8-08 (View as PDF)

Population crisis 31-7-08 (View as PDF)

D is for Denial 24-7-08 (View as PDF)

Electricity gets smart 17-7-08 (View as PDF)

Turbulence ahead for aviation 10-7-08 (View as PDF)

Consumer society 03-7-08 (View as PDF)

Global energy and climate 2-7-08 (View as PDF)

Can business change its tune? 26-6-08 (View as PDF)

Ozone layer lessons 19-6-08 (View as PDF)

Why Lisbon matters 11-6-08 (View as PDF)

Food price crux 5-6-08 (View as PDF)

Six degrees of danger 29-5-08 (View as PDF)

CO2 goal conundrum 22-5-08 (View as PDF)

China’s Climate Crisis 15-5-08 (View as PDF)

US Politics & Climate 8-5-08 (View as PDF)

Peak Oil 01-5-08 (View as PDF)

Water Crisis 24-4-08 (View as PDF)

Arctic Melt 17-4-08 (View as PDF)

Consumption 10-4-08 (View as PDF)

Climate Sceptics 4-4-08 (View as PDF)

Sixth Extinction 28-3-08 (View as PDF)

Fisheries 20-3-08 (View as PDF)

Sunday Tribune Articles

Smoke and mirrors in climate change denial 23-1-11
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Winter freezes linked to global warming 2-1-11
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Robinson’s climate justice crusade 26-9-10 (View as PDF)

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Six degrees to disaster 29-8-10
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10 years to save planet 25-7-10
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