A democratic experiment in Ireland could become the model for fighting climate change

Ireland’s struggle with climate change cuts to the heart of people’s daily lives and reflects the country’s revival after recession: more cars on the road and thriving cattle farms. That makes it a political hot potato that Irish governments have tended to kick down the road — until it came to an assembly of 99 randomly selected citizens, tasked with weighing in on some of the country’s most contentious social issues.
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