Rush Limbaugh on Energy & Oil
Conservative Talk-show Host
In 2010, Upton prevailed in a fierce primary contest against a Tea Party candidate, but his troubles were far from over. The conservative activist group FreedomWorks had put up a website, www.DownWithUpton.com, and was showing up to Republican Study Committee meetings urging members to reject his bid for the chairmanship.
Rush also complained about the cap-and-trade bill, "There is a requirement that the bill being voted on be in the well of the House. It was not there because it hadn't been written, much less read." In reality, the bill had been written and was available to anyone online.
Other influential conservatives, such as George W. Bush and Newt Gingrich, eventually caved to scientific reality by embracing the truth of global climate change (albeit while doing nothing to ease the problem). But Limbaugh has held firm from the very beginning.
Limbaugh has been denying the existence of climate change for almost his entire career in talk radio. As the country's leading denier of global climate change, he quickly became the unofficial spokesperson of the global warming deniers in the early 1990s.
He said about Al Gore, "Gore is a liar. There's no question about it." He said in 2009 about global climate change, "Gore knows it's a hoax. They all have to know it's a hoax."
The theological part of Limbaugh's denials about global warming reflect his religious belief that only God, not man, can fundamentally change the world: "My views on the environment are rooted in my belief in Creation." According to Rush, "We couldn't destroy the earth if we wanted to."
While invoking religion as his primary basis for rejecting global warning, Limbaugh claims that supporters of the theory are working on faith alone: "Global warming is a religion. It has what all religions have which is faith, because no one can prove their religion. It has a Garden of Eden element, destruction bought by humanity then redemption for our sins by paying higher taxes and getting rid of our cars and planes."
Now, why pray have sulfur dioxide levels been falling? Because the Clean Air Act was enacted. Yes, regulations have reduced sulfur dioxide in order to supposedly fight the dreaded acid rain. But now the UN report says that less sulfur dioxide has had the unintended effect of actually reducing particles in the air which help deflect the sun’s rays.
So, in other words, we’ve got more global warming because we’re burning less coal. So, the environmental wacko UN is actually blaming global warming on environmental wacko’s.
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