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Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the prime minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the prime minister of Iceland

An online media that specializes in news of politics around the globe, called The Raw Story, reported recently that the prime minister of Iceland, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, considered climate change a great opportunity for Iceland in the future.

The online media used a press release from AFP news hub under the headline "Iceland's prime minister says climate change offers 'great opportunities for his country'", where the prime minister is quoted. The prime minister said this during an interview with the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), last Wednesday. Water scarcity, rising energy prices and shortage of habitable land was being discussed, in relation to a report from the climate expert Laurence C. Smith. 

The prime minister said: "During these disasters there will be those who lose and those who win. This will entail great opportunities for Iceland, for example regarding food production and as a center for sailing routes over the Arctic. Iceland will flourish under these circumstances." (loosely translated from Icelandic)

It was mentioned that the opposition in parliament was not happy about the prime ministers remarks.


Last modified onFriday, 04 April 2014 00:48
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