Hurricane Irma already rated Category 5, gathering strength over the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards the Caribbean. It is expected to make landfall in Florida by the end of the week, with many worried about a repeat of the havoc caused in Houston by Hurricane Harvey.
However, none of that seems to worry Trump supporters, as they believe Hurricane Irma is a liberal hoax. One of them is Rush Limbaugh.
On Monday, the right-wing radio host delivered a customarily freewheeling monologue in which he seemed to suggest that hurricanes were a liberal conspiracy intended to convince the public that climate change is real.
Now, in the official meteorological circles, you have an abundance of people who believe that man-made climate change is real. And they believe that Algore is correct when he has written — and he couldn’t be more wrong — that climate change is creating more hurricanes and stronger hurricanes. And, of course, when Harvey hit, it was the first hurricane that had hit in 12 years. There haven’t been more hurricanes and no more dangerous than any others in previous years.”
He is a resident of Palm Beach, Florida, and his opinion is based on his observation that bottled water had already been sold out in local stores, in preparation for Irma’s imminent landfall.
“The reason that I am leery of forecasts this far out, folks, is because I see how the system works,” Limbaugh said, alluding to alleged conspiracies against President Donald J. Trump. “Hurricane Harvey and the TV pictures that accompany that go a long way to helping further and create the panic.”