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Growing opposition to carbon tax shows the difficulty of preventing an "Uninhabitable Earth"

A carbon tax in the next budget is going to be a political challenge as Varadkar is met with opposition from Sinn Féin, People Before Profit and the Irish Farmers’ Association

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th March, 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is one of the many political leaders in the world to describe climate change as “the greatest challenge facing humanity”.

The urgency has increased in the wake of warnings that the earth’s temperature is rising so rapidly that the action has to be taken by this generation of political leaders.

The author David Wallace-Wells has described in his book “The Uninhabitable Earth" how the impact will not just...

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