Why climate is a fight we can win

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - MAY 09: Local residents Derek Diaz (R) and Ornan Valdivia walk near a formally sunken boat resting on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that Lake Mead, North America's largest artificial reservoir, has dropped to about 1,052 feet above sea level, the lowest it's been since being filled in 1937 after the construction of the Hoover Dam. Two sets of human remains have been discovered recently as the lake continues to recede. The declining water levels are a result of a climate change-fueled megadrought coupled with increased water demands in the Southwestern United States. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

There’s a 50:50 risk we cross the 1.5C threshold in 5 years and how big oil will make sure we do Two days, two grim news stories. CNN, 10 May, 2022 reports a 50:50 chance we’ll cross the 1.5C warming threshold within the next five years: ‘There’s now a 50:50 chance that the world will… Continue reading Why climate is a fight we can win

Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 05 May 2022 Dublin, Ireland Climate change and greenwashing are killing the planet as Ireland’s Greentech startup, Hempoffset.com, one of 287 qualified XPRIZE teams globally, aims to end global reliance on fossil fuels Hempoffset is on a mission to end greenwashing and climate change with flower power. Industrial hemp… Continue reading Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

Earth Day is every day quiz

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Time’s running out, we need decisive action to stop climate change Earth Day is today. April 22, 2022. It’s a good opportunity to catch your breath for a moment. Appreciate this planet of ours, as we speed through space at a whopping 390 kilometers a second. The soil enables plants and photosynthesis, giving food and… Continue reading Earth Day is every day quiz

Free industrial hemp from drugs legislation #420 @DonnellyStephen

Ireland’s Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 controls the use of industrial hemp in Ireland, and is for the benefit of the Minister for Health. We call on Stephen Donnelly, TD, Minister for Health in Ireland, to update the Misuse of Drugs Act so that industrial hemp does not fall within its scope. In aligning our… Continue reading Free industrial hemp from drugs legislation #420 @DonnellyStephen

The Hemp Event Ireland 2022 Conference Report

Teagasc’s Ashtown Food Research Centre in D15 was the splendid location for the annual gathering of the Irish hemp industry’s leading lights, and some up-and-coming hemp stars. Across a very busy Friday, 8 April 2022, we can confirm that, yes, the Irish hemp industry does have a pulse! Among our highlights from the day… In… Continue reading The Hemp Event Ireland 2022 Conference Report

Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

In a nutshell The new EU CAP, Common Agricultural Policy, will raise the amount of THC cannabinoid allowed in hemp and hemp products from 0.2% to 0.3% in 2023, which is something, but we say it needs to go further, faster. What are cannabinoids and how much of them are in hemp and cannabis? The… Continue reading Better than nothing! European Union makes life slightly easier for hemp growers

Cannabis legalisation in Ireland? Take our short survey

Why we want cannabis legalised We want the hemp market to be totally open and accessible for growers and makers everywhere in the world. This means that the amount of THC (the naturally-occurring cannabinoid that gives cannabis users their ‘high’) in the hemp plant and its products needs to stop being an obstacle. The solution:… Continue reading Cannabis legalisation in Ireland? Take our short survey

Germany to legalise cannabis, accelerate hemp growth

Germany’s incoming government has committed to cannabis legalisation Angela Merkel’s leadership of Germany came to an end in a metaphorical puff of smoke on 24 November 2021, when three parties, the SDP, the Greens, and the liberal FDP presented their coalition agreement. The incoming government commits to cannabis legalisation, in what is surely a gamechanger… Continue reading Germany to legalise cannabis, accelerate hemp growth

COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Hemp hope is real, thanks to COP26 action on Article 6 What is this Article 6 of which you speak? It was part of the Paris Agreement from 2015, dealing with carbon markets. There are currently dozens of different carbon markets, in the EU and in China, for example. This agreement enables international sales of… Continue reading COP26 has delivered. Time to phase-up hemp

Unleash hemp carbon offset @COP26: #Hemp is the answer to (nearly) everything, @BorisJohnson #cop26

COP26 presents Boris Johnson with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And we hope that he grasps it with gusto. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Great Britain, has a real opportunity to help build a legacy for the entire world, at COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, 31 Oct – 12 Nov 2021. This assembly of world leaders and climate… Continue reading Unleash hemp carbon offset @COP26: #Hemp is the answer to (nearly) everything, @BorisJohnson #cop26