Danny Healy-Rae caused a 'storm'(excuse the pun!) back in May when he said "Climate Change is just bad weather". But he has continued his stance on Climate change in an explosive interview with Hotpress magazine!
When asked about if he felt hard done by the criticism he received following his comments on Climate change, Danny replied,
"No, I'm not bothered at all. Everyone is entitled to their view. I'm basing mine on facts. The facts are there and history proves them. We had the Ice Age. We had Noahs ark. We had all these stories. We've had proof of the famine in 1740, which was caused by two years of incessant rain. We lost almost a third of our people because they couldn't feed their cattle and the cattle starved, and they couldn't save their turf to keep themselves warm. Those are facts. There were some centuries when the country was very hot and warm and there were different centuries with so much rain and cold. So, those are facts".Jason O'Toole from Hotpress asked Danny to clarify his statement about Noahs ark and if he believed everything in the bible to be fact,
"The first thing I have to say to you, I never read all the Bible. But I found the Bible to be correct in many instances. I do believe that there is a God there and I believe that there is some place after. I was brought up that way Jason."Jason then asked Danny if there was any possibility that he might be wrong on Climate Change and that maybe these Scientific experts could be right?
"No, I Don't, because the facts are there, that all those patterns of Climate Change were there before the 1900's, when the advent of Machinery and cars made lives and travel much easier. There was problems with the weather long before that. I'm basing my arguments on facts."The interviewer, Jason O'Toole, went to ask Danny if he thought the Scientific view was all Codswallop?
"The idea that man is responsible or in charge of the weather - thats nonsence. It's not right and they are wrong in their views. I feel maybe the people who are for that view are getting a lot of finance towards what they are probing, and that's why they're more vehement about it. There arew many scientists who are dis-agreeing with those people who propagate climate changee and that man is causing damage or creating changes. There's as many against their views as are for it. I believe that the facts, as outlined, are weighing in my favour.Danny Healy Rae was asked if if people should be able to protect their properties by shooting intruders? Danny responded by saying,
"Your Home is Your Castle. When I see what happens to elderly people, when someone comes in and beats and robs them, yeah, I'd have no problem.He went on to say that he would,
"Aim for the legs first. I'd immobilise them first or something like that.m if there was no other way of dealing them. I'd have no problem with that. It's ridiculous where the law favours the criminal in some of these incidents".For the full interview, pick up your copy of Hotpress magazine today!