Part 2 How Covid helps us fight Climate Change!

Part 2: How COVID helps us Fight Climate Change!

In today’s show we speak once more with Climate Activist and one of the presenters of ‘The Covid Alarm Clock’ podcast, Ellen Hegarty about how we can use what we have learned during the COVID crisis to help us fight against climate change! And one of the most important things we have learned is to trust science and to listen to the scientists!

Science helped us to understand COVID and the scientists used this to guide us on the actions we needed to take in order to protect each other and keep infections as low as possible. When we listened to the science, infections stayed low and when we didn’t, they rapidly increased.

AND the science has also given us the vaccines which will ultimately end the pandemic, protect us all into the future and make sure we never have to go into the dreaded Lockdowns again!

Science gave meaning to the unpleasant actions we had to take. No one liked having to stay away from people, miss school or not be able to do the things they loved doing, but when the scientists explained the WHY behind these actions, then we could understand why it was so important to follow their advice and the whole world did what we had to do!

So she explains to Buster and Buddy that now we must listen to what the climate scientists are telling us and take the actions that we need to, to slow down climate change.

And now that we’ve seen how the whole world can really work together, there is great hope that we can work together once more to combat climate change!

Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!

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Ellen Hegarty

Ellen Hegarty is a veterinary surgeon, a mother of three and a climate ambassador with An Taisce. 

Originally from a farm in West Cork, she now lives with her family in Dublin. Ellen’s strong passion for the natural world and concern with how climate change and biodiversity loss will impact both it and future generations of humanity, has led her to pursue a Masters in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society in DCU. 

Ellen co-presents the podcast ‘The Covid Alarm Clock’ with Darragh Wynne as they chat about how we can use our experience of COVID as a wake up call to take real action on climate change.

The podcast can be found on or by searching for the Covid Alarm Clock wherever you get your podcasts 

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