Tuesday 6 December 2016

Don't dodge the green issues, Mr Kenny - they're actually a golden opportunity

Norman Crowley

Published 18/05/2016 | 02:30

Enda Kenny. Photo: Getty
Enda Kenny. Photo: Getty

This week, Nasa announced that April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally, and that the latest figures smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever recorded.

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In fact, the last three months of temperature increases have broken records by the highest margins ever. When we couple this data with the fact that the new Programme for Government barely mentions climate change, this might be a good opportunity to write to our newly re-elected Taoiseach on the largest challenge that currently faces mankind.

The job of being green while trying to win votes is a tricky one, with lots conflicting issues.

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