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Cher Backs Irish Climate Change Bill


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It's the moment many have been waiting for. Cher has waded in on Irish politics.

The "International superstar and Goddess of Pop", as a press release from the Green Party so kindly referred to her as, has tweeted support for a climate change bill going through the Dáil.

The People Before Profit bill would see a pollution emergency declared and ban any new licences for drilling for fossil fuels.

Sinead Mercier, a Green Party member, tweeted Cher asking her to support the bill, and the singer replied #Hell-To-The-Yes.

The Greens are now asking if Leo Varadkar believes in life after oil.

Sinead Mercier then thanked Cher for her support, with a little help from Ireland's most famous dolphin.

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan believes today is "shaping up to be a truly historic day for environmentalism in Ireland. The tide has turned on fossil fuels, and there is widespread political support now for a just transition to renewable power."

"If we are to keep global temperature rises below 1.5-2 degrees, avoiding climate chaos, then 80% of known fossil fuel reserves need to be left in the ground. By signing the Paris Agreement, Ireland committed to such a plan", he said.


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