Cllr Stewart Dickson said: “Sammy Wilson is desperate to try and prove to everyone that his stance on climate change is not ridiculous.
“By posing a question like this at Westminster he appears to be clutching at straws to show he is not in the miniscule minority of people who think the theory of climate change from humans is wrong.
“His opinion has brought much embarrassment upon Northern Ireland, as he has garnered many negative headlines around the world. He was probably the only Environment Minister ever across the globe who goes against the weight of scientific evidence on climate change. I think it’s time that Sammy Wilson woke up and realised that he is fighting a losing battle if he’s trying to convince others that the vast majority of scientists are wrong.”