Al Roker calls out Rush Limbaugh over hurricane Irma theory

Harvey may pinch some Gulf Coast refining chemical projects

"Hypocrisy, thy name is Rush Limbaugh". Trump's choice to head NASA is also a climate-change skeptic.

"Tell the people of coastal Texas that Ike was not a major hurricane", said Emanuel, the MIT scientist. All I do is analyze the data that they publish. I've lived here since 1997, and I have developed a system that I trust, my own analysis of the data.

If somebody unplugged Limbaugh's broadcasting equipment and let him bluster and rant to an audience of one, I'd have no problem with his goofy alt-meteorology. Limbaugh accused the media and retailers of teaming up to create hype profitable for both industries, noting: "The media benefits with the panic with increased eyeballs, and the retailers benefit from the panic with increased sales". Let's call it Basement Depot. "You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media". Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water-"enough to cover all of Manhattan a mile deep", noted Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press-and as much as 30 percent of it can be attributed to global warming, according to Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. They also factor in various environmental conditions, ranging from the sun's energy output to the impacts of volcanic eruptions. "They were going house to house finding people on rooftops and getting them out knocking on doors where they could get to them and getting people out of houses", said Chief Mike Tucker, with the State Fire Marshal's Office. Again, it is ironic that this is now occurring in a part of the country where government and collective action are so frequently rebuked. I can disagree, I can loathe the man who does it, but hey, that's free speech. "The conditions were ripe" for the hurricane to intensify, he said, and later unleash record rainfall. But if, if they are going to approach a hit on the USA, you will note that early tracks always have them impacting a major population center. The man who said that climate change was a Chinese hoax meant to slow down USA business, the man who put out a gag order on federal scientists, has finally admitted that maybe, possibly, scientists know what they're talking about. Limbaugh is based out of Palm Beach, Florida, which is projected to be hit hard by the powerful storm.

But he said: "Sea level rise has been going up because of climate change, we know that with a large degree of certainty".

There's a lot of plain old bad luck involved in these back-to-back tempests setting their sights on the southeastern U.S. barely a week apart. "Just as I am the go-to tech guy in my family and here on the staff, when it comes to a hurricane bearing down on South Florida, I'm the go-to guy".

Limbaugh then added that it would be "legally impossible" to host the program in Palm Beach, but did not elaborate on what exactly that meant.

Legal stuff, you guys.

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