Turns out America isn’t the only country with ignorant creationists in public office. An Irish legislator named Danny Healy-Rae says that global warming has to be wrong because Noah’s Ark proves that only God controls the weather.
Mr Healy-Rae has been adamant in his view that only God can control the weather and came under fire when he denied climate change existed during a Dáil debate.
And now, in an interview with ‘Hot Press’ magazine, the Kerry TD has insisted the Old Testament story of God telling Noah to build an ark so he could be spared from apocalyptic floods backs up his claim.
“I’m basing my views on facts. The facts are there and history proves it. We had the Ice Age. We had Noah’s Ark. We had all those stories. We’ve proof of the Famine in 1740, which was caused by two years of incessant rain,” Mr Healy-Rae said.
“There were some centuries when the country was very hot… and then there were different centuries with so much rain and cold. So, those are facts,” he added.
He also suggested that scientists who are proposing climate change theories are “getting a lot of finance” and that is why they are “more vehement about it”.
I had no idea the Republican Party operated in Ireland.