2018-11-22 from Workers Solidarity, video in English.
Entrevistamos a William Hederman, un investigador ambiental que vive en el condado de Clare, sobre la planeada terminal de gas natural licuado en Shannon.
Su construcción significará que Irlanda no cumplirá con sus compromisos de Cambio Climático y, en cambio, estará atada a bombear gases de efecto invernadero adicionales durante décadas.
Como el GNL provendrá de los EE. UU., será gas del Fracking, un proceso prohibido en Irlanda que libera tres veces más metano que el gas convencional., muy perjudicial para el Cambio Climático, [video]
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No LNG terminal on the Shannon – Climate Change & Methane
We interviewed William Hederman, an environmental researcher living in County Clare, about the planned Liquefied Natural Gas terminal on the Shannon. Construction of it will mean Ireland will fail to meet its Climate Change commitments and will instead be tied into pumping out additional Greenhouse Gases for decades.
As the LNG will come from the US it will includes fracked gas, a process banned in Ireland that releases three times as much of the very powerful Climate Change gas methane as conventional gas. [video]
Extinction Rebellion solidarity rally in Dublin
Dublin saw a few 100 people gather last Saturday to take part in a rally in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, the group which has recently emerged in Britian and which yesterday occupied 5 bridges across the Thames, blocking them for about 4 hours and resulting in large numbers of arrests. This act of Civil Disobediance is in the context of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says we have only a decade to reduce emmissions by about 45% in order to try and keep Climate Change down to a 1.5 degree centagrade increase in global tempertures. [video]
In Ireland we have a particular problem with the plan to construct a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Shannon that would import Fracking gas from the United States and would result in considerable release of greenhouse gases for the next couple of decades, well past that UN deadline. Particularly in the short term the methane released is a very much stronger global warming gas than carbon dixode is, see tinyurl.com/climatemethane for more