VIDEO: Danny Healy-Rae's unique views on climate change has got a lot of people talking
“God above is in charge of the weather and we here can’t do anything about it.”
Danny Healy-Rae, the Independent TD from Kerry who was elected to the Dáil for the first time at the General Election, has some very interesting views on climate change.
As reported by The Irish Times, one half of the Healy-Rae elected representatives said during a Dáil debate on climate change that, "God above is in charge of the weather and we here can’t do anything about it".
The moment occurs here, around the 2:45 mark.
Clip via Páraic Gallagher
Citing one year during the 19th century, "when the sun didn't shine at all" before any sign of combustible engines, Healy-Rae had some choice words for the current carbon tax, questioning where the money is actually going.
Claiming that the tax is providing too much of financial burden on society, the Kilgarvan native said:
“It is hurting the young fellow going to work in the morning. It is hurting the fellow with a lorry on the road. It is hurting those with tractors on farms.”
What do people think of Healy-Rae's views here?