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Limbaugh slams ‘militant environmentalist wackos’

Limbaugh slams ‘militant environmentalist wackos’

 

RUSH Limbaugh, the seriously unhinged American talk show host, responded to a recent speech about climate change by Secretary of State John Kerry  by saying:

If you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.

Kerry, an ardent supporter of climate change action, was speaking to the State Department’s Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives when he said that protecting the planet was an inherent responsibility for the “safe guarders of God’s creation”.

The Huff Post has a partial transcript of Limbaugh’s response:

So John Kerry says that climate change is a challenge to our responsibility as the safeguarders of God’s creation. What about God’s creation called a foetus, Secretary Kerry, what is your responsibility as a safeguarder there?

See, in my humble opinion, folks, if you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.

Limbaugh goes on to speak of the acceptable religious affiliations that can cohabitate with climate science (ie none) and the hypocrisy espoused by “militant environmentalist wackos”.

You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something he can’t create.

Limbaugh concluded:

We can’t even stop a rain shower, but we can destroy the climate. And how? With barbecue pits and automobiles, particularly SUVs. It’s absurd.

More than 97 percent of peer-reviewed scientific papers support the notion that man-made climate change exists. Organizing for Action recently launched a campaign to call out climate change deniers in Congress. One-hundred-and-thirty-five unicorn statues engraved with an award for “exceptional extremism and ignoring the overwhelming judgment of science,” were delivered to the likes of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

The depressing thing is that people who tune in to Limbaugh, and watch right-wing news channels, actually believe this crap. A new study has found that the more time viewers spend consuming conservative media, the more skeptical they become of climate science.

The paper, published in the journal Public Understanding of Science,  found that the key link between climate change denial and conservative outlets like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh was an inherent distrust of scientists.

Conservative media use decreases trust in scientists which, in turn, decreases certainty that global warming is happening.

However, nearly 60 percent of Americans said they were worried about climate change in a poll from earlier this year, and President Obama has become more vocal over the past few months, most notably with his statement that

We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.

 

24 Responses to “Limbaugh slams ‘militant environmentalist wackos’”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    …if you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.

    Actually, if you believe in god then intellectually you are brain dead.

  2. Broga says:

    Limbaugh is making $millions by behaving as if he is seriously unhinged. Although he may be genuinely seriously unhinged.

  3. barriejohn says:

    After The the Flood, God promised that the earth would not be destroyed in similar fashion again – that’s why he put his bow in the sky (surely everyone realizes that?). There are MANY other Biblical verses that demonstrate that God is in control of the world, and that NOTHING can happen to it without his express permission:

    http://truthandmercyministries.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/100-proof-world-will-not-be-detroyed.html

  4. barriejohn says:

    Here’s another one:

    http://theenergycollective.com/nathanaelbaker/47076/god-will-not-allow-global-warming-proclaims-rep-john-shimkus-seeking-top-us-con

    No problem – he was made chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy!

  5. barriejohn says:

    Ken Ham on God’s bow in the sky:

    So the next time you see a rainbow, remember that God judges sin. He judged with a global flood at the time of Noah. But He is merciful, and He made a covenant of grace with Noah and the animals that He would never again judge with a worldwide Flood. Not only that, but the rainbow, as a symbol of Christ, reminds us that He is the mediator between man and God and that those who receive the free gift of salvation are presented faultless before their Creator.

    http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v2/n2/taking-back-the-rainbow

  6. Matt+Westwood says:

    …if you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming.

    I’d put it the other way about: if you are aware of the issues based around and caused by man-made global warming, then sure as shit you’re not going to waste one single brain cell on imaginary sky fairies.

  7. mikespeir says:

    Rush Limbaugh is real stupid. Not in a class by himself, mind you, but he has few peers.

  8. Broga says:

    Meanwhile swathes of the USA are becoming dust bowls and hurricanes and floods every more frequent. But these are punishments from God, visited on guilty and innocent and children and adults, for the sins of Americans. Of course, Limbaugh, with his millions, will not suffer.

  9. Cliff Knoetz says:

    You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something he can’t create.

    In Limbaugh’s case, that includes “an argument”.

  10. David Anderson says:

    Limbaugh, Beck, Faux News and Republican politicians know exactly what they are doing. All they have to do is work a key word or two, (atheist,left-wing, socialist, communist, pro-choice, immigrant etc.) into what they say and the godbot conservatives will suffer a fit of apoplexy.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Exactly. When the catastrophe comes it will be because they allowed same-sex marriage!

  12. Thoreau says:

    It’s hard to resist ad hominems when your opponent has a head like a livid potato.

    Also, should someone tell Mr Limbaugh about the practice of cloud seeding, as used in agricultural regions around the world for decades?

  13. Trevor Blake says:

    Theists adore using the structure of logic but not the weight of evidence. All ‘if / then’ statements are logical, but not all logical statements are true.

  14. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: It is extraordinary that people of no obvious distinction claim to know, with certainty, what motivates the omnipotent and omniscient creator and controller of billions of worlds. These small and mean minded cretins have a lust to invent for themselves a distinction that goes beyond the paranoid.

  15. stokebruernehuman says:

    It is really coming to the time when idiots, fools, morons, zealots and frauds like Limbaugh are locked up for contradiction of scientific fact where that denial has consequences for the future of life on the planet. Life in the universe is, as far as we know, a rare thing. Look at all the places where you cannot live. It is only under the thin veil of earth’s atmosphere that you can currently exist. This must be protected by law and all those who deny climate change on the basis of stupidity, ignorance, religious delusion, popularity, politics, ratings or any other reason other than scientific peer reviewed research should be put away for correction.

  16. asquith says:

    http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/catholic-teachings/benedict-xvi/

    I used to regularly ask right-wing Catholics why they vilified their own religion’s teachings, and chose to be part of a sect whose own head they were calling a blasphemer. Got bored eventually.

    It’s very amusing, actually, to ask the Limbaughs of this world where they draw the line on religion. They used to hate Catholics, but less so now, and despite Mormonism and evangelicalism being contradictory they endorsed Romney. And you know this ecumenism is being forced on them, because they’re all weakening as younger Americans see sense.

    Recently, due to their loathing of Muslims (don’t quite see why given how little difference there is between the fanatics of both religions) they’ve taken to supporting Israel. And putting their centuries of antisemitism aside (it was all a misunderstanding, bit like the hideous Catholic/Protestant wars that were defacing Europe 400 years ago), they have adopted Jews as sort of honorary Christians (but only imaginary Jews, not the Jewish Americans who overwhelmingly support Obama and are among the most forward-thinking and rational people in the world).

    Again, they simply don’t give a turd what their own religion teaches. How many miliseconds have Limbaugh and his followers spent considering that Jesus condemned divorce and it was pretty much all he had to say on sexual politics?

  17. AgentCormac says:

    Remember the case of the 15-year-old girl from the Maldives who back in February was sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in ‘premarital sex’ when her stepfather raped her? Seems the courts there have now been persuaded to see some sense. (Quite how it took them six months to realise they were behaving like neanderthals is beyond me.)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23792120

  18. 1859 says:

    ‘You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something he can’t create.’

    So he thinks atheists are trying to control climate change which humans didn’t create? Ergo, if we didn’t create climate change, then who did? His god? What a donkey.

  19. Matt+Westwood says:

    “Jewish Americans who overwhelmingly support Obama and are among the most forward-thinking and rational people in the world”

    How you can consider someone “forward-thinking” when they chop bits of their boys’ penises off beggars belief.

  20. Michael says:

    Betty Bowers will tell you that global warming is a direct result of overpopulation in Hell.

  21. tony e says:

    ‘If you believe in God then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming’

    Is he eligible for the ‘oxymoron of the month’ award?

  22. Daz says:

    Is he eligible for the ‘oxymoron of the month’ award?

    Or we could drop three letters…

  23. Canada Dave says:

    @ Daz

    Dropping a letter also applies to the religion of Mr. Romney….Mormonism ….just take out one “m” …the result applies to all faiths.