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Once again, Rush Limbaugh tells the booboisie that global warming is a hoax

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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.

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  1. Brian Opsahl

    The smartest people on the planet told us all this over 20 years ago. They warned us of what would happen and now most of what they said is starting to actually come true. Rush Lintball as i like to refer to him is an expensive entertainer that’s it folks. he makes money every time he says stupid crap like this.

    One thing is for sure if our air, water,or other nature related items goes bad that fat blow hole will die just like the rest of us and with all that money wont change anything for him…

  2. Never fear Brian, our water is cleaner and our air more pure now than it was 20 years ago.

  3. Unfortunately there are no boundaries when it comes to air and water pollution. Our oceans are especially vulnerable to worldwide abuse and it’s getting worse.

  4. R James

    I don’t go as far as calling it a hoax. It’s a valid hypothesis, and researched by many good scientists. The thing is, despite billions of dollars spent, it remains just an hypothesis. It simply isn’t supported by any real data.

  5. Brian Opsahl

    Doc, if that is true then we are improving are chances, however places like China,India,and many other industrial Nations do not care if they pollute. Look at China in particular. In the city of Beijing when they had the Olympics the air was orange…it was flippin orange. Fact is i’m no rocket scientist but come on we have like 50 million tailpipes of exaust all over the World it has to have some kind of effect over time.

    Futher we would be complete idiots to think we can keep doing this to our enviroment and not get some advearse effects on Nature.

    The smart thing is to do what we can NOW …not later now..!! before it is to late or un-reversable.

  6. Funny, you folks that beleive that. Glad I left Rockford, the land of cold and snow. All over the world massisve snows and you say….well Global warming. Pat, Pat go play in thta warm snow.

  7. Brian Opsahl

    Dave, do you understand what weather extreams means…? as has been happening latley
    The Eastcoast has had 2 100 year storms in the last 3 years the Ice capps are melting way faster than they first thought, hugh drought srticken forest fires out West.
    Take steps now while we still can.

  8. Brian: Don’t waste your time trying to explain anything to dave. I know from experience that he’ll never understand. He’s a pathological wingnut.

  9. Brian Opsahl

    I had a feeling something was missing Pat, Thanks for the insight. If your getting your climate science from the likes of Rush Lintball you probably still beleive in the Easter Bunny….oh,sorry Dave I hope i didn’t ruin anything for you…you do know about Santa …right..

  10. Who is to say what the “right” tempature is supposed to be. It has been proven it has been warmer on the earth thousands/millions of years ago just as it has been proven it has been colder. The earth goes through natural heating and cooling cycles, who are we to say what the optimal temperature the earth should be.

  11. Dan: The fact that our planet was much warmer or much cooler millions of years ago is irrelevant to the issue of climate change in the 21st century. There were no humans millions of years ago.

    The issue of climate change has to do mainly with whether or not the planet will maintain an environment generally hospitable to humans. Significant global warming or global cooling would make the planet considerably less hospitable to humans. The planet will survive. The question is whether our species will survive — or thrive to the extent that it has in recent centuries.

  12. Craig Knauss

    Limpball calling Global Warming a “hoax” is hilarious. Rush is living proof that global warming exists. Just look at all the thermal pollution, CO2 and methane that he releases every day. He’s a major cause of global warming.

    Yes doc, our air and water is cleaner now. It’s because Republican Richard Nixon helper create the EPA in 1972. But it was Republican Ronald Reagan that tried to destroy it in the 1980s, by putting it under Ann Gorsuch and Rita Lavelle and cutting the budget to where EPA could barely function.

    Brian, we probably have 50 million autos in the U.S. alone. Worldwide it’s probably a half billion by now.

  13. Brian Opsahl

    The count was just a guess. We have never had our co2 levels above 200 parts per million in our history untill the late 90s now we are blowing away those numbers…it cant keep going this way…we will lose.

  14. R James

    Brian – if CO2 levels drop too much below 200 ppm, life as we know it can no longer exist. Plants won’t grow, and we run out of food. I don’t know where you got the idea that recent levels were less than 200 ppm. Do you want to provide some evidence for this? CO2 has been much higher in the past.

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