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French retreat on fuel tax increase worries delegates to climate change conference

At climate change talks in Katowice, Poland, there is a lot of worried talk about the revolt by the French people over President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax increase. The tax increase was a large part of Macron’s effort to combat global warming and the elites in Poland are concerned that voters in other EU countries will think that protesting their government’s trying to save the planet on their backs isn’t such a good idea.


“The way forward is not easy, is not straightforward,” European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said at the talks in Katowice. “In the end it will be the people’s decision how much they’re ready to change the way they behave, how they live.”

France’s troubles were seized upon by climate skeptics to underline the unpopularity of costly decarbonization efforts.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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