This site was set up in 2003 as a joke but also to highlight one of the bizarre possible side effects of global warming. Since that time climate change has become a hot topic for all responsible governments. The site hasn't been updated much since 2003 and we would like to invite readers to send us links to articles of interest. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Milan–Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, chosen for the Winter Olympics in 2026 as announced on 24 June 2019.
See a list of the other applicants that had expressed an interest in holding the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Ireland and Global Warming
Ireland's Ice Age
A frozen Shannon, white Christmases and icy noses. If the Gulf Stream current stopped we could always have freezing winters like those in Siberia.
Dick Ahlstrom in the The Irish Times 15th December 2010
It's global warming, but our winters are set to get even colder
New research suggests Irish winters bringing the frost and snow of 2010 may become the norm in the not-too-distant future.
John Gibbons - Sunday Tribune 2nd January 2011
You find links to these articles and more on our Global Warming page.
This site was set up in 2003 for a bit of craic by promoting Ireland as a venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics. It was also hoped that people stumbling on this site would see global warming and its effects from another perspective.
We have kept the original pages and set up a facebook page to generate discussion and give people the opportunity to put up links relevant to the issues facing Ireland in the context of Global Warming.
- What do you think Global Warming will do for the future of Ireland?
- What preparations should be made now to lessen the impact of Global Warming?
- Is the Irish Government taking Global Warming seriously?
Winter Olympics 2026
| Winter Olympics 2026 | Visualisation | Global Warming | Links |
En Français --> | Olympiques d'Hiver de 2026 | Visualisation! |
In Italiano --> | Giochi Olimpici d'Inverno 2026 | Visualizzazione! |
Auf Deutsch --> | Winterolympiade 2026 | Veranschaulichung |