Once again, Rush Limbaugh tells the booboisie that global warming is a hoax
Racism and sexism aren’t radio blabber Rush Limbaugh’s only rhetorical penchants. He’s also practiced at pretending to be an expert on climate science.
Just the other day, El Rushbo let loose with this rant:
I mean a global warming advocate is as wrong as anybody could be about anything, folks. It’s a hoax. There is no man-made global warming. It has been thoroughly debunked. The fact that it’s a hoax has been proven, by them. E-mails that were uncovered at East Anglia University in Great Britain show that they worked together to perpetuate the hoax, that they lied about data, that they eliminate data that contradicted their political belief. So you’d have to assume from that that they are political advocates disguised as scientists who are purposely engaging in misinformation.
That East Anglia University stuff to which Limbaugh referred is the so-called Climategate Scandal of 2009, which had global-warming deniers everywhere dancing in the streets with delight over what they considered to be good evidence that the pointy-headed scientists at those fancy universities had been lying about human-caused climate change.
Unfortunately for the flat-earthers, however, investigation after investigation subsequently showed that there was nothing in the so-called scandal that disproved mainstream scientific theories regarding anthropogenic global warming.
And then two years ago, there was THIS:
A Commerce Department inspector general investigation into the “Climategate” controversy finds that government scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration did not manipulate climate change data.
It’s the latest investigation to clear scientists of manipulating climate data after thousands of e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit were leaked in 2009.
“Climategate” has become something of a rallying call for climate skeptics, who have pointed to the e-mails to suggest there is a conspiracy among the world’s scientists. But a slew of investigations into the e-mails have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing.
Rush Limbaugh probably is well aware that the Climategate Scandal was much ado about nothing. But he’s probably also aware the the dimwits in his listening audience don’t know the truth of the matter and are predisposed to disbelieve mainstream scientific theories regarding climate change.
But the American public at large is waking up to the truth, as we see HERE:
An increasing number of Americans indicate that there is evidence of global warming, with 67 percent now expressing a belief that the planet has warmed over the past four decades, according to a University of Michigan survey.
It marks the highest level of belief in global warming since a 72 percent-measure in 2008 and is up from 52 percent in spring 2010. The results come from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, a joint effort of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy and the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. “The only individual characteristic that reveals stark differences among Americans regarding the existence of global warming continues to be partisan standing,” said Ford School Professor Barry Rabe, director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. “For the first time since 2008, a majority, or 51 percent, of self-identified Republicans stated that they think global warming is occurring,” he said.