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Sammy Wilson should meet Danish Climate and Energy Minister

9 October, 2008

Sinn Fein MEP Bairbre de Brun has said that is would be very good if Environment Minister Sammy Wilson could meet with and talk to the Danish Climate and Energy Minister, Ms Connie Hedegaard.

"I welcomed the statement in the European Parliament today by the Minister for Climate and Energy in Denmark before world leaders meet for crucial climate talks in Copenhagen in 2009. Minister Hedegaard has stated that the predominant scientific case is clear and the world cannot afford to fail in addressing the very real danger of climate change.

"While addressing climate change sceptics who are using the argument that science actually disproves climate change, the Minister stated quite clearly: "The question is whether as a politician of the 21st century you want to run the risk that [your -sic] science is right and we run the risk of reaching a tipping point of climate change with very serious consequences… I am a European Conservative and I do not want to run that risk".

"Maybe it would be good for Sammy Wilson to have a chat with a fellow conservative minister who deals with the environment in Denmark given his recent comments that humans have no part to play in current climate change levels" CRÍOCH

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