Taoiseach warns Irish people are genetically more prone to skin cancer

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned Irish people are genetically more susceptible to skin cancer after record temperatures bathed the country in 33C heat. Mr Martin said the weather over the past few days has been “uncomfortable” for many people and urged people to take precautions as they enjoy the good weather. On the first day of this state visit to Tokyo, Japan, the Taoiseach said Ireland is experiencing “a heat we are not used to”. “Obviously people have to take protective measures in terms of sunstroke and stuff like that and hydration,” he said. “It is very, very important that people take every precaution and follow the advice of public health workers and use common sense.

The underlying problem with this kind of weather is the future, skin cancer and our genetics and so on and I think people need to be very aware of that,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach refused to say whether he would support imposing a 30 percent target on agribusiness to reduce carbon emissions.

“It’s not just about setting goals, we really need to focus on execution and execution has been a challenge over the past few years and will continue to be a challenge,” said Mr. Martin.

“I think what the heatwaves are showing brings people closer to the enormity of the consequences of climate change. It’s here now.

“One of the big political difficulties is that people always think it’s somewhere over the next hill. That’s not it.

“As I said before, I was very impressed by the remarks made by John Kerry, who said that the worst effects of climate change will be felt on the children of our children. We can help them avoid the worst impacts – not the impacts of it, it will be an impact of climate change – but the worst impacts of it if we act now and take action,” he added.

Mr Martin said he does not have a “particularly precise timetable” for CO2 emissions targets and there are still a number of meetings to be held.

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