Thursday 30 March 2017

Climate facts before fiction

A two-year-old claim that the great glaciers of the Himalayas will melt away by the year 2035, now proven to be false, has a special relevance in the comfortable environs of south Dublin, where a battle is raging over waste disposal.

Accusations of bias and misrepresentation are being thrown around in a war of words which mirrors a bigger, and equally passionate debate about man-made global warming.

The Economic and Social Research Institute has accused the Department of the Environment of distorting the outcome of a year-long study on waste disposal policy by letting it be known at the outset that an incinerator would not be the preferred option.

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