Poland's EU budget commissioner in climate change controversy - Telegraph
Poland's EU budget commissioner has been forced to recant after he claimed climate change was exaggerated and argued that overambitious EU CO2 emissions targets would hurt his country's economy.
Green campaign groups and an alliance of MEPs described the commissioner's comments as "terrifying" because, it was claimed he was seeking to "deny the overwhelming evidence of climate change".
Martin Callanan MEP, the leader of the European Conservatives, who does not dispute climate change, said he was accused of "denial" too after speaking out against higher CO2 targets.
"Any dissenting voice is treated as equivalent to Holocaust denial. To compare not supporting an EU policy to the extermination of six million Jews is crazy and offensive," he said. "Climate change, wherever you stand, is a legitimate subject of debate."