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Nicolas Sarkozy Turns Climate Skeptic In Battle For Élysée

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The Local

Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic

Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic.

Speaking in front of business leaders Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change.

“Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert, it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.”

Sarkozy has minimized the climate change in the past, but up until now he has never openly suggested that man was not to blame.

It appears the ex-president has an all round grudge against climate change.

The former president believes the world should be concentrating on the rise in the population and movement of people rather than worrying so much about global warming.

“Never has the earth experienced such a demographic shock as it is about to, because in a few years there will be 11 billion of us. And man is directly responsible in this case but nobody talks about it,” Sarkozy said.

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