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The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a "hysterical psuedo-religion".

In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.

"Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it," said the minister.

Peter Doran of the Green Party said it was a "deeply irresponsible message."

Mr Wilson said he refused to "blindly accept" the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change.

"The tactic used by the "green gang" is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact," he said.

The minister said he accepted climate change can occur, but does not believe the cause has been identified.

"Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists."

John Woods of Friends of the Earth said Mr Wilson was "like a cigarette salesman denying that smoking causes cancer".

"Ironically, if we listen to him Northern Ireland will suffer economically as we are left behind by smarter regions who are embracing the low carbon economy of the future."

BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Wilson row over green 'alarmists'

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Sammy Wilson is NOT the UK Environment Minister. He is a member of The Northern Ireland Assembly.

The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is Hilary Benn. He overseas DEFRA. This is their position on climate change:

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate change and energy

Please try to confine your ignorance to your own domestic matters.

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" - Seneca
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Less than stellar job, Jay!
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Sammy Wilson is NOT the UK Environment Minister. He is a member of The Northern Ireland Assembly.

The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is Hilary Benn. He overseas DEFRA. This is their position on climate change:

Defra, UK - Environmental Protection - Climate change and energy

Please try to confine your ignorance to your own domestic matters.
Perhaps you should share your ignorance w/ BBC News... I'm sure they'll do an immediate rewrite based on something a dope tells them.

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Perhaps you should share your ignorance w/ BBC News... I'm sure they'll do an immediate rewrite based on something a dope tells them.
Dude:
SammyWilson.org
he belongs to: DUP.org.uk
Oh, and your link clearly stated Northern Ireland Please try to poop properly next time
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Oh, by the way, this is from his website"

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has said that Government plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions will result in a 25% increase of electricity prices.

Wow, your kind of guy... FEAR FEAR!!!!!
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Perhaps you should share your ignorance w/ BBC News... I'm sure they'll do an immediate rewrite based on something a dope tells them.
You had a much better chance of having this turd ignored until you included the photo of that pickled, overfed rutabaga. Jim
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