Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change

Elaine Byrne: Time for business to wake up on climate change
Minister Alan Kelly

We may not care about polar bears, but we do care about the impact of climate change on our pocket

Let’s be honest with ourselves. We don’t really care about climate change. The academic concepts about rising CO2 emissions are as irrelevant to most of us as polar bears in the Arctic.

Alan Kelly isn’t bothered either. The Minister for the Environment announced last week that Ireland will not meet its EU greenhouse emissions targets for 2020.

Kelly was clever in how he dismissed those targets: his predecessor was simply too ambitious in...

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