Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 31 March 2014
Climate change has already affected the global food supply and is contributing to wars and natural disasters.
These are among the conclusions of the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.
The report contains the starkest warnings yet about the pace and extent of climate change.
Suzanne Goldenberg is the Guardian’s US environment correspondent. She joined Sean from the Japanese city of Yokohama, where the report was released.
The gift of life is what they call it – the decision taken by a grieving family to donate the organs of a loved one, and restore good health to sick people who have spent months, and possibly years waiting for a life-saving transplant.
In studio with Sean was one man who is living on thanks to a heart transplant he received two years ago. He is John Healy, who will be known to many of you from the television show, The Restaurant.
And joining us from the Galway studio was Martina Goggin, whose only child, Eamonn was killed in a car accident in Galway in 2006. Martina and her husband, Denis made the decision to donate Eamonn’s organs following his death at the age of just 26.
Depending on who you listen to, the online currency Bitcoin is either the world’s greatest pyramid scheme, or the biggest threat to currency as we know it.
While the people behind Bitcoin remain a mystery, there are signs that Governments and organisations are beginning to take the cyber currency seriously. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been looking at what exactly bitcoin is, and speaking to some of those in Ireland who believe in its value.