RUSH: Big, big, big news on the global warming front, but this is going to serve as a great example to what I was talking about earlier. You have Obama and his followers, and you're not going to talk his followers out of him with standard political jargon or criticism because they're not with him because of politics. He's not running a political campaign. He's leading a movement out there. By the same token, manmade global warming is a total hoax. It has no basis in fact, and yet it has acolytes out the wazoo. We have people going out and living their lives and changing their lives to account for this hoax and this manmade global warming that's destroying the planet, that they have been led to believe they are responsible for in part, and so they gotta do things to absolve themselves of their sin. So, they're putting in these screwy little spaghetti lightbulbs, they're driving strange cars, they're using something other than toilet paper in the bathroom, whatever number of things. No matter what you tell 'em, they go out and watch Gore's movie. You can point out every factual error in Gore's movie. "No. It's bad. It's bad. That movie is the truth."
When people become attached to a movement, a person or whatever on the basis of faith, you got problems trying to separate 'em, because faith is what? Faith is loyalty. It is support of the unknown or something that cannot be proved. It can't be proven, it can't be disproven, as far as the faithful are concerned. Obama has a bunch of faithful, and so does the manmade global warming hoax. I have a piece of information here -- you may have seen it already today -- that totally discounts it all in my mind just in terms of common sense. Let me give you the data. "In the last year, we have seen the largest one-year temperature change ever recorded for global temperatures. However, it's been a cooling trend, not warming. Record snows and cold are being reported from all over the northern hemisphere this winter." It seems like our unbiased media should have been covering this important story. If you search Google News for articles in the last month containing the phrase "global warming," you get 29,000 hits. If you do the same for "global cooling," you'll get 100 hits. One hundred cooling hits versus 29,000 warming hits. We could be sliding into a new ice age and the Drive-By Media would be crying hysterically about global warming. "Okay, Rush, prove it, prove it." Fine. I got it right here.
This is from the DailyTech.com. It's a science website. All four major global temperature tracking outlets -- Hadley, NASA's GISS, the UAH, and the RSS -- have data showing that global temperatures have dropped big-time. Does this mean that Algore is out of a job? Does it mean that they should rescind his Nobel Peace Prize? Will Algore just jump on the cold bandwagon, or do something more fun? World temperatures, according to the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction, is the chart that is exhibited here -- we'll put this up at RushLimbaugh.com so you can see it -- and you can see the sharp drop over the last year. It is a huge drop. As we reported yesterday, more snow and ice cover the northern hemisphere than at any time since 1966. The 12-month-long drop -- now, get this, because this is crucial -- the drop in global temperatures this past year has wiped out one century of warming. We went up one degree Celsius, we think, in 100 years, in one century. In one year, it's been wiped out.
"Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on. No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously," a degree in one year, ladies and gentlemen. And, you know what? Scientists such as Drew Thornley, he's a policy analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Economic Freedom and the Center for Natural Resources, and a new Planet Gore contributor chimes in on the inconvenient truth of global cooling.
New data from these four major global temperature tracking outlets show that world temperatures last year dropped .75 degrees Celsius, large enough to wipe out virtually an entire century of warming. "Multiple researchers have linked global temperatures to levels of solar activity. This all may be due to a changing solar cycle," as we have attempted to explain on this program; as we have gone into great depth on global warming just as we have gone into great depth on the policies of Mrs. Clinton and on her incompetence. This is profound. I have yet to see this in the Drive-By Media. If it ever does appear in the Drive-By Media, it will be portrayed as kooks, extremists, or harping on one year's data. And of course the global warming manmade hoaxers will come out and say, "Of course, we have said all along that we're going to have these drastic impulses and cycles. This could mean that next year we could gain a full temperature in one year, which is why we have to continue to do what we're doing." So despite the fact that the anecdotal evidence has been matched up with true scientific evidence, the faithful who buy into this hoax will not be separated from their faithful belief based on this because they have too much invested in their own feeling of mattering and relevance and contributing and so forth.
So they'll come up with all kinds of excuses. "Well, may be true for one year, but we can't afford to just forget this. We can't afford to stop our carbon footprint limiting," and, folks, once again, this is one of the, I have to say, brilliant tactics of the left. I will go so far as to say that belief in liberalism has to be faith because the evidence is it fails; the evidence is it doesn't work. The evidence is abundant, either in the number of deaths, the number of genocides, the number of starvations, the lack of economic opportunity and prosperity. Communism is a disaster, and yet there are faithful communists, faithful socialists, faithful liberals who still think, with the right people in charge, it can succeed. So when you see the Soviet Union crumble, when you see the way people live in Cuba -- look at how these people talk about Cuba -- best health care system in the world. This is where we're headed with Obama. This is what we have here. This is what Mrs. Clinton could never create, is faith in herself. Obama has done it. "Well, what about conservatism?" Conservatism doesn't require this. Conservatives already have their faith, in God.
We don't have faith in government. We don't even have hope. We already know it's a disaster when liberals are in charge of it, so we are in the process of explaining ourselves substantively, with ideas, and we are trying to get inside the deep, dark crevices of people's minds, get into their brains and convince them. What they're battling against is their faith that things will get better, that people care enough out there to make them better. Wait a minute. The people trying to make them better are no different than the people who have seen it fail. Go to China. Go anywhere. Go to Vietnam. Go to Cuba. Go to the Soviet Union. These are the extreme examples. Go to any socialist democracy, and you tell me how it's working. "No, no. I have hope. I have faith these people can make it work here. There's too much inequality, Mr. Limbaugh. We have faith that it's gonna be fixed."
Okay, find me examples in any country, any population where there is equality. You might be able to do it, in fact. But I'll guarantee you this, Mr. New Castrati. "I don't like that term, Mr. Limbaugh." Well, get used to it, because it's what you are. Your scrotum is gone. It's in the hands of somebody else. Understand this. You can find a place in this world where there is equality, and you know what it will be? Everybody is equally miserable. Everybody is equally poor. Everybody is equal in their lack of opportunity to change the sewers in which they live. "I resent that, Mr. Limbaugh." I'm sure you do. It's the truth. This is what we're up against, folks. We're up against hard, cold reality, experience, history, evidence, the power and art of persuasion versus people of faith, be it in Obama, be it in manmade global warming, be it in oil is destroying the world, what have you. I mean people that have these faithful attachments, they're tough to break.