Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae claimed cans of hairspray aren’t to blame for the hole in the ozone layer, instead it’s down to nuclear testing in the Pacific Ocean 50 years ago.
He says the Paris Agreement on climate action will have a severe and negative impact on farmers and warned he couldn’t support anything that would reduce the national herd.
Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at UCC, Professor John Sodeau refutes Deputy Healy-Rae’s claims about the ozone layer, and is calling on him to retract them.
Meanwhile Kerry Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil says Danny Healy Rae’s comments smack of US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
He says the Independent deputy should base his Dáil contributions on fact and not fiction, and deal with the real threats climate change presents to the world.