Susan O’Keeffe: Energy crisis is a missed opportunity to drive home effects of climate change

This is the moment to declare that food will be short, houses will be colder, transport will be affected and water treatment plants will run slower

23rd September, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Energy crisis is a missed opportunity to drive home effects of climate change
‘The planet is lurching from crisis to crisis, all of which cost lives, manpower, energy and money.’ Picture: David Aughenbaugh

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Johnson/Joe White House Show was the story of the week, with all the flags and smiles and diplomatic podiums. Specifically, Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, clearly believed that his mission to the grand mansion would immediately bear fruit in a trade deal, while strengthening the infamous “special relationship”. He very much needed, like the summer’s Olympic competitors, a gold medal.

Instead,...

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