France’s Environment Minister Resigns On-Air over Climate Change

HeadlineAug 29, 2018

France’s environment minister resigned on Tuesday live on the air during a radio interview. Nicolas Hulot said he made the decision due to the country’s failure to adequately address climate change and other environmental threats.

Nicolas Hulot: “For the first time, I’m going to take the hardest decision of my life. I don’t want to lie to myself anymore. I don’t want my presence in this government to be taken to mean that we are doing enough to tackle the climate challenge. So I’m taking the decision to leave the government—today.”

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