Varadkar, who previously admitted that Ireland is a ‘climate laggard’ is seen as lukewarm at best on climate action. The comments, made at the launch of the Irish government’s progress report on its Climate Action plan, triggered widespread condemnation
The comments, made at the launch of the Irish government’s progress report on its Climate Action plan, triggered widespread condemnation
“It’s interesting that when you do look at these things, there is a ledger, and there are benefits and there are downsides. The downsides outweigh the benefits but we need to be aware of them too,” Varadkar had stated.
NEW | Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Clarifies 'Climate Change Has Benefits' Statement By John Gibbons
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has moved to distance himself from recent claims he made that climate change had potential “benefits” for Ireland, including reduced winter heating costs and cold-related illnesses