Michael Healy-Rae says to blame aeroplanes for climate change, not farmers 6 months ago

Michael Healy-Rae says to blame aeroplanes for climate change, not farmers

"There is nearly 10,000 planes up in the sky and we have people coming along and talking about farmers with their animals."

Michael Healy-Rae was this week's guest on Ireland Unfiltered with Dion Fanning.

The Kerry politician spoke about a range of topics in the intimate interview including his parents separation, begging for votes in Kerry and being offered a Ministerial position.

While it is his brother Danny who has the more controversial views on climate change, famously saying that Noah's ark is proof that climate change doesn't exist, Michael also weighed in on the subject in the interview.

Have a look at what he said below.

Michael: Right now, this minute, there are 9600 airplanes up in the sky. Is somebody going to come along so and tell those people well do you know in the future we’re going to have to stop all air travel because look at what their putting out into the atmosphere.

Dion: But they have tried to, they’ve done things with that, they’ve done carbon taxes, they do things with that, so..

Michael: They do things with it my eyeball, like, there is nearly 10,000 planes up in the sky and we have people coming along and talking about farmers with their animals and that that’s what’s going to destroy the earth – rubbish.

And then somebody burning a bit of turf in a fire or cutting a bit of timber to keep themselves warm. They want to perish the people, they want to starve us, we won’t be able to eat meat, we won’t be able to drink milk, we won’t be able to light a fire. I mean, that’s nonsense.

You can watch the interview in full below.

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