September 6, 2008
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.