Amidst the chaos and destruction caused in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey, many are worried that the results of Hurricane Irma will be the same. Hurricane Irma, accumulating over the Atlantic Ocean, has already been rated a Category 5.
While many people are scared and worried, Rush Limbaugh is not one of them
On Monday, the right-wing radio personality delivered a huge spiel, in which he appeared to suggest that hurricanes are not real, rather a liberal hoax concocted to convince the world that climate change exists.
Limbaugh does not have any experience in meteorology,which he acknowledged openly, before continuing to speculate on things that he could not possibly understand to the fullest extent, considering his lack of education in that area.
Limbaugh resides in Palm Beach, Florida, which is expected to be hit by Hurricane Irma by the end of the week. His little rant about the hurricane seemed to come from his observation that people are in high gear, preparing for the storm to hit, with bottled water already being sold out in local stores. Limbaugh stated:
‘The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works. Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.’
Hurricane Harvey has left 50 countries under water, killing 63 people and displacing more than a million, yet Limbaugh still insists that the hurricane is a conspiracy drawn up by the “Deep State” environmentalists, among other groups that presumably aim to exaggerate how devastating the natural disaster is.
Limbaugh continued on to state
‘In the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Al Gore is correct when he has written—and he couldn’t be more wrong—that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes.’
Recently an extensive review was published by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, that said it was “premature” to go as far to as to state that there is a link between human activity and the strength behind hurricanes. However, within the same review they stated that ” it is likely that climate warming will cause hurricanes in the coming century to be more intense globally and to have higher rainfall rates than present-day hurricanes.”
During Limbaugh’s Monday night program he stated:
‘There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it. You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere. All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.’
As Limbaugh neared the end of his rant he made the suggestion that coverage of the hurricane was a way for local media outlets to boost their ratings, as well as a means for retailers to increase the sales on essential products, which prompted him to return to his original observation.
‘You cannot find a case of bottled water here in Palm Beach. You can’t. Miami, probably even worse.’
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