Istanbul - The environmental pressure group Greenpeace said on Wednesday that its volunteers were constructing a model of the Biblical Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey to raise public awareness over global warming.
"Greenpeace started to build a Noah's Ark on the Mount Ararat to point to the threat of the new climate catastrophe," Andree Bohling, the group's energy campaigner, told a press conference here.
"Global climate change is the biggest threat to our planet since the times of Noah," he added. "We are about to face a new flood."
I'm thrilled that they're doing this. Why? Fifty years from now when I'm in my 80's and the human race is still here, still prospering on this great planet of ours, I want this thing to still be sitting there in dry-dock. I'll make the trip to Mount Ararat and take a picture of the boat. It will be called, "The Folly of Man."