Thursday August 6, 2020

Benefits of climate change ‘far outweighed’ by damage, says Varadkar

Martin warns Taoiseach that his earlier remarks could ‘undermine’ case for action

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

6th November, 2019
Leo Varadkar said of climate change: 'It is happening right now, it is man-made, and it is unprecedented and it is detrimental to human life'

Varadkar had said that warmer winters would mean people would need less heating in their homes, and there would also be fewer cold-related deaths.

Micheál Martin, the Fianna Fáil leader, criticised the Taoiseach in the Dáil yesterday for his comments, which he said were straying close to climate change denial. The Taoiseach’s observations were more like something Donald Trump would say, he added.

“There has been a...

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