From Iceland — PM Stands By Climate Change Comments

PM Stands By Climate Change Comments

Published April 3, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson says his view on climate change is nothing new, reports Vísir.

During a session of parliament yesterday, Left-Green MP, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, asked the premier to explain his controversial statements on the benefits of climate change.

The PM answered by saying that his views are not new and the remarks he made in the interview with RÚV on Tuesday were a version of what he has been saying about climate change for the last five years.

“Iceland as well as neighbouring countries will have great opportunities where food production is concerned, not just opportunities but also an obligation,” Sigmundur told parliament. “We actually have an obligation to the world as it is clear that the demand for food will begin to increase as conditions in the Southern hemisphere, [brought on by climate change] will become tougher than ever before.”

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