Keith Adams is a social policy advocate with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Dublin.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on June 5 in Shannon, Ireland. Mr. Varadkar had pledged that Ireland would be a leader in responding to climate change, but it is not necessarily doing any better than the United States is. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Short Take
Keith AdamsAugust 05, 2019
In May, Ireland became only the second country in the world to declare a “climate and biodiversity emergency.” But was it only a “greenwashing” move to distract climate activists from more oil and gas drilling?