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Climate ‘misinformation’ breeds complacency, warns UN expert

Philip Alston criticises Irish politicians and urges courts to become ‘less hands-off’ on environmental action

1st March, 2020
The result of this misinformation is a “ridiculous degree of complacency, according to Professor Philip Alston

Irish politicians are spreading misinformation on climate change with an alarmingly casual attitude, a leading UN expert has warned.

The result of this misinformation is a “ridiculous degree of complacency,” among the Irish population, according to Professor Philip Alston.

Speaking to the Business Post from New York, the UN special rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights, criticised Ireland’s short election cycles and called them the “bane of climate change”....

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