Saturday, 11 September 2010

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary says it’s horseshit

My local Belgian newspaper yesterday referred to an article in The Independent in which Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, demonstrates he understands little about climate change : Global warming? It doesn’t exist, says Ryanair boss O’Leary
Michael O'Leary global warming Ryanair horseshit
Michael O'Leary
O Leary says :
"Do I believe there is global warming? No, I believe it's all a load of bullshit. But it's amazing the way the whole fucking eco-warriors and the media have changed”

"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 fucking weather is next Tuesday can predict with absolute precision what the fucking global temperatures will be in 100 years' time. It's horseshit."
If science is nearly always wrong, it’s rather bizarre Ryanair’s planes stay in the air. Or maybe the company uses black magic instead of science to keep their fleet going ?
In his rant O’Leary takes some snippets from some well know sceptical memes, but doesn’t understand how they fit together in the bigger picture. Or why it is a good idea to leave the science to scientists.
Below the interview, The Independent gives word to Dr Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey to rebut his silly arguments. You can check the quality of a newspaper and see if they refer to the story in The Independent with or without a rebuttal of Michael O’Leary’s nonsense.

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