Wednesday 20 September 2017

Mary Kenny... saving the planet

How much talk of climate change is hot air?

Mary Kenny
Mary Kenny
Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

We all applaud when President Michael D Higgins (like former President Mary Robinson) alerts the world to the dangers of climate change, don't we?

Last month in Paris, flanked by President Hollande, Kofi Annan and Albert of Monaco, An Uachtarán said we were the last generation to have the chance of saving the planet. We need, said Michael D, to stop this insatiable consumerism and "change our models of economics and development".

Who would disagree? Well, actually, quite a few might (tell a teenager who aspires to the latest smartphone update that she must curb her "insatiable consumerism" and see how far you get). But we mostly support the sentiments behind concern about climate change (CC), don't we?

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