Ryanair boss: AGW is "horse shit"

Fantastic stuff from the colourful Ryanair chief, Michael O’Leary (with a few of the asterisks filled in):

His latest comments, in which he said the idea man-made pollution is heating up the planet is “horse shit”, have struck a sour note with environmental campaigners – something which is unlikely to unduly trouble O’Leary.

He said in an interview with The Independent: “We’ve had an ice age. We’ve also had a couple of very hot spells during the Middle Ages, so nobody can deny climate change.

“But there’s absolutely no link between man-made carbon, which contributes less than two per cent of total Carbon Emissions [and climate change].”

He added: “The scientific community has nearly always been wrong in history anyway. In the Middle Ages, they were going to excommunicate Galileo because the entire scientific community said the Earth was flat.

“I mean, it is absolutely bizarre that the people who can’t tell us what the f***ing weather is next Tuesday can predict with absolute precision what the f***ing global temperatures will be in 100 years’ time. It’s horse shit.”

Brilliant stuff. If you follow The Independent link, however, you will see a piss-weak attempt at rebuttal of his simple, but valid, points (essential because The Indescribablyboring has already made up its mind on climate change) which is littered with the usual IPCC apologist nonsense and caveats by the bucket load.

Top of the mornin’ to yer, Michael!

Read it here.


  1. Rick Bradford says:

    Not only that, but the apparatchik sent to do the rebuttal is a lady proud of her climatic association with Al Gore, hence delivering a fatal blow to her credibility.

  2. I’m guessing from this that Ryanair doesn’t offer a Carbon Offsets program?

  3. The Loaded Dog says:

    She’s “proud of her climatic association with Al Gore”???

    No need to say anymore…

  4. John Marshall says:

    I do not like to agree with O’Leary about anything but here I make an exception.

  5. David Larsen says:

    Not only that, methane is emitted from horse shit and that heats the earth even more!

  6. Yeah, when I’m looking for expertise on climate, the first thing I think of is to seek the opinion of a foul-mouthed airline executive dependent on cheap fossil fuel who can’t distinguish between weather and climate.

  7. Rich Matarese says:

    Forget the asterisks. Comments have to be bowdlerized, but a blogger himself should have no difficulties just putting the Anglo-Saxonisms accurately on the Web page and letting them go.

    It’s about time that proper regard for this “man-made climate change” fraudulence is treated in public fora like this one precisely the way it is among honest private citizens – some of us with doctorates, by damn – over coffee with our colleagues.

  8. “In the Middle Ages, they were going to excommunicate Galileo because the entire scientific community said the Earth was flat.”

    What a scientifically illiterate moron – fundamentalist Christians also regurgitate this nonsense
    Ancient Greek scientists prove the earth round 2000 years before Galileo – additionally , Galileo did not prove the earth round : he observed the moons of Jupiter, in conflict with the church doctrine of geocentricity.

    And this clown who dismisses science runs an airline???

  9. Rich Matarese says:

    Tsk. Jimmy.

    Anent Galileo, Michael O’Leary is HISTORICALLY illiterate. It’s the religious True Believer who keeps whining about “man-made climate change” (or is it “anthropogenic global warming” again this week?) who is scientifically illiterate.

    You wanna try to get that straight?

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