McWIlliams: Ireland may yet warm to climate change

McWIlliams: Ireland may yet warm to climate change

If we can figure out flood defences, we could reap an ecological harvest as the world heats up

“If the Dutch lived in Ireland, they’d feed the world; if the Irish lived in Holland, they’d drown.”

Have you heard this one? How true is it? What is wrong with this country? Every time there is a short, sharp spell of rain, the place fills up to the brim and then floods. What would the Dutch, snug, warm and dry behind their man-made polders, farming their fertile, desalinated land, think of us?

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