He painted the storm's early forecasts as a grand conspiracy between local retailers and media, meteorologists and public officials hungry to sell the public on the reality of climate change.
"The local media ... reports in such a way as to create the panic way far out, which sends people into these stores to fill up with water and to fill up with batteries, and it becomes a never-ending repeated cycle", he said. So here comes a hurricane that's 10 to 12 days out and here come the initial model runs, and if it's close-sometimes it's not close, sometimes the hurricane will turn to the north out in the mid-Atlantic and there's no way you can fake that.
"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 unsafe, and you create the panic, and it's mission accomplished, agenda advanced", Limbaugh added.More news: France's Macron Lays Out Plan For Reshaping Europe During Athens Visit
Al Roker, for one, is happy.
Limbaugh, whose radio show reaches 15 million listeners a week, lives and broadcasts in Palm Beach, Florida, where residents have been ordered to evacuate by 5 p.m. Friday. His hashtag was not fit for a family publication/website. "All because of climate change".
What is abundantly obvious yet again is that Rush Limbaugh has called this with rather accurately.
On Tuesday's show, Limbaugh doubled down on his comments, lashing out in his own defense and slamming "the media".More news: Aaron Donald ends holdout, still out Week 1 for Rams
"Do not listen to @rushlimbaugh when he says #Irma is not a risky #storm and is hype".
"I'm seeing colors on the Hurricane maps I've never seen before", he said before comparing the colors to Donald Trump's physical features.
Norcross said he is concerned about climate change and that research may show that man's impact on the environment fuels more powerful hurricanes. I didn't say the storm is gonna go somewhere else.
"To have @rushlimbaugh suggest the warnings about #Irma are #fake or about profit and to ignore them borders on criminal", Roker tweeted on Wednesday, adding "#ShameOnRush". "And the effects in Florida, depending on where, are gonna be damaging", Limbaugh said on his radio show on Thursday. So we'll be back on Monday.More news: Jordan attends first OIC summit on science, technology
"Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here", Limbaugh added, before lamenting that he wouldn't be able to attend a scheduled "private movie screening" of the forthcoming American Assassin that evening.
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