As Hurricane Florence approaches and residents of the affected states are evacuating, Rush Limbaugh had some thoughts about the situation. Speaking on his radio show, he questioned the severity of the storm and claimed it was part of a left-wing plot to convince people climate change is real.
“[T]his is made to order for the climate change/global warming crowd,” Limbaugh said. “This is, they tell us, one of the most powerful hurricanes this far north, ever. And, of course, why is that? Well, that would be sea surface temperature. And why is that warmer than, there you go, climate change.”
“It’s being accepted as a non-argumentative fact. I don’t care what meteorologist you watch or read, website or what have you. All of this seems to be acknowledged fact. So we’re keeping an eye on that,” Limbaugh said.
“Hurricanes and hurricane forecasting is like much else that the left has gotten its hands on, and they politicize these things. For those of you asking, ‘What’s the politics of a hurricane?’ Climate change is the politics of a hurricane. The forecast and the destruction potential doom and gloom is all to heighten the belief in climate change.”
Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 hurricane and will hit Florida, Virginia and the Carolinas. Virginia and the Carolinas have issued evacuation orders while President Donald Trump has warned that the storm will be ‘tremendously big and tremendously wet.’