Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae has defended his comments that climate change does not exist.
Speaking during a debate on the issue in the Dail last night, the Kerry TD said he does not believe in Climate Change and that "God above is in charge of the weather and we can't do anything about it."
He insisted the world's climate is nothing to do with mankind, or combustible engines.
However, a leading Climatologist, Professor John Sweeney from NUI Maynooth has said his views are in direct contrast with 97% of global scientific opinion.
But, speaking this afternoon, Deputy Healy-Rae had this response: “I’m basing my argument on facts.
“That is going back historically in this country and if we could just go back to the 1970’s we were told by scientists that our buildings were going to be washed away by acid rain even in this country.
“It hasn’t happened, so we can’t believe everything that the scientists are saying either.”