Rush Limbaugh, Fox Unexpectedly Flip Flop on Man-Made Global Warming
After reviewing a report last April which details a recent warming trend associated with energy industry activities in Texas, Rush Limbaugh has surprisingly changed his position on anthropogenic global warming. Fox Nation echoed Limbaugh’s conclusion in their headline “New Research Shows Wind Farms Cause Global Warming.”
Limbaugh points out that this warming has been ironically caused by “clean” renewable energy. Wind-guzzling turbine farms in Texas have contributed to a 0.72-degree Celsius per decade temperature increase in the areas surrounding them that, “if spatially large enough, may have noticeable impacts on local to regional weather and climate.”
Originally having considered man-made global warming to be bogus, a hoax pushed by lying liberals, and akin to believing in Santa, Limbaugh used finely honed critical thinking skills in his examination of this new report, which caused him to conclude that the report supports the idea that wind farms cause global warming. Wind farms are man-made, and Limbaugh would have us believe any increase in local surface temperature can be considered “global warming,” therefore human activities have caused global warming. Right?
As usual, Limbaugh is butting heads with mainstream scientists over his interpretation of climate change science. A true maverick, Limbaugh insists that the report claims wind farms are a genuine cause of global warming even while the author of the study, Liming Zhou, maintains Limbaugh's conclusions are not in fact supported by her work. Zhou claims that the temperature increases near wind turbines are “‘fundamentally different from the large-scale warming effect caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.’”
As it turns out, Limbaugh can interpret the report as evidence that wind turbines cause global warming and then, within two minutes, act as if he had never said anything of the sort. Listen to the full audio fromn Media Matters of his double flip-flop: