Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Norway’s finance minister, who is also leader of the right wing Progress Party, stated in a press interview that she is skeptical that humans are causing climate change.
According to ABC News;
Norway’s finance minister says she doubts that global warming is man-made, seemingly contradicting the country’s official position in U.N. climate talks.
In an on-camera interview posted on the Aftenposten newspaper’s website on Tuesday, Siv Jensen answered “no” to a question about whether she was convinced that climate change was caused by humans.
Asked to clarify whether she was in doubt about man-made warming, she said “yes.”
Jensen, who leads the right-wing Progress Party, said she still backs the coalition government’s climate policies.
Norway is normally seen as a staunch supporter of green policies. An open expression of skepticism by a minister at the heart of the Norwegian government is certain to send shockwaves through the European political establishment.
Minister Siv Jensen’s sister, who is head of the Norway branch of the WWF, is reportedly unhappy about the Minister’s comments.