Paul Galvin does not agree with the views of Kerry TD and eminent weather historian Danny Healy Rae.
The world now knows that Danny does not subscribe to this climate change business which scientists have been filling people's heads with for years and years.
Danny believes that the (often shit) weather is solely the responsibility of the man in the sky. We can do damn all about it and are as well to just chill. (God's PR representatives down here have yet to comment on the allegation that he is to blame for the weather.)
He correctly asserted that Ireland was 'roasted out of it' in the 11th and 12th century and drowned out of it in subsequent centuries.
Most importantly of all, and he couldn't stress this enough, carbon taxes, which are a significant financial imposition on farmers in Kerry and elsewhere, do no good whatsoever. None at all.
He confirmed on the Last Word today that he regards the Pope as a fine man but they have their disagreements on this issue.
The Pope has suggested in the past that God may not be the only man dicking about the factors affecting climate.
Paul Galvin was moved to comment on the issue on his facebook page this afternoon while also masterfully drawing attention to his PUSH collection of T-shirts in Dunnes Stores. His T-shirts are 'climate-sensitive'. This post has not be written with a view to advertising these T-shirts but, sure, we encourage consumers to take a look if they're interested.
— paul galvin (@pgal10) May 5, 2016
He did not disclose whether he was one of the dwindling number of people from Kerry who didn't vote for candidates from the Healy Rae family. But as a former geography teacher, a student of climate change, and a Kerryman, he felt compelled to voice respectful disagreement.
As a Kerryman can I just say all the tee shirts in my PUSH collection at Dunnes are #climatechange or #climate sensitive. The weight and composition of the cotton-lycra blend acts as a base-layer in the cold, the dipped hem flares at the back and allows airflow in the heat so you don't sweat and stick.
I taught Geography for years. I've been aware of climate change long before today or yesterday. I don't say this to jump on any bandwagon I say it as someone who creates and thinks about what people wear and what people need and how the weather and environment and life generally affects what people wear and what people need.
All the tee shirts in my collection are functional and practical and take into account our weather and climate. Politicians and actors and presidential candidates are entitled to their own views on climate change or the lack of it.
I think about climate change in my work every season and try to make clothes work better for people's needs. The conversation around these tee shirts happened in a design office 12 months ago and climate change has been happening in a real way for 20 years.
This is my small way of addressing it and we will continue to make clothes work for our customers. We all need to start addressing it in some small way. I say this as a creative. I also say it as a Kerryman.