RUSH: You know, there are all kinds of left-wing publications and individuals, folks, who are beside themselves over global warming. I have an entire Stack of Stuff today on this. From the Australian newspaper: "Twenty-Year Hiatus in Rising Temperatures Has Climate Scientists Puzzled," and they are all citing a magazine article in The Economist. "In a lengthy article this week, The Economist magazine said if climate scientists were credit-rating agencies, then climate sensitivity -- the way climate reacts to changes in carbon dioxide levels -- would be on negative watch but not yet downgraded."
Because this story indicates that carbon in the atmosphere may actually be making things cooler, not warmer. They are beside themselves with rage and anger and frustration in the global warming community, which we know is a hoax now. That continues to be something that's utterly laughable to me. We know by virtue of released e-mails from the University of East Anglia in the UK that the whole thing -- the manmade global warming program -- is a hoax. It's a political hoax.
I realize there are some people who haven't heard this. We have new listeners tuning in each and every day, and I realize that many of you new arrivals here think that global warming is the law of the land. You've never questioned it, and you think it's happening. Global warming is as real as the sun coming up. Considering the alternative is impossible, and you believe that people who don't believe in it are literal kooks. I want to tell you new arrivals about this -- and I know you low-information people are here in increasing numbers each and every day.
Again, I've got no reason to make anything up. I have no reason to lie to you. There's nothing in it for me to do that. I don't have an agenda so important to me that I want people believing what I believe when it isn't true. That's the exact opposite of what my objective is. My objective is to have people grounded in truth and reality in greater and greater numbers, governing themselves responsibly, participating in the arena of ideas. I have no interest in lying to you. I have none.
It wouldn't facilitate one thing. It wouldn't get me anything. I'm not trying to get your votes. It doesn't matter. I have no reason to lie to you. Now, there are rare times when I'm wrong about something, but not purposefully. I'm telling you that if you are a new listener to the program or a recently arrived low-information person, the manmade global warming story is a hoax. Revealed scientist e-mails, one scientist to another, acknowledged how they left out data that contradicted their theory.
They added data that wasn't true. The whole hockey stick that explains medieval warming and so forth, none of it's real. It was all manufactured. It literally is a hoax. So in light of that, I marvel at the release of stories nearly every day about people just now figuring out that it isn't warming. Regardless, manmade or otherwise. The stories they're telling themselves to explain this are hilarious, if you operate from the baseline level that it's a hoax. Now, you may want to believe it's true.
I wouldn't be surprised if a number of you do -- and here's why. The way you've been approached on this is to first make you feel guilty. And if not you personally, at least other Americans who've been living their lives too "irresponsibly" without concern for the environment. They've been polluting, they've been wasting electricity, they've been driving big cars, they've been cooling or warming their homes to extremes, whatever. You have been made to feel appropriately guilty or angry, but then you have been offered absolution.
You've been offered a way out of the guilt for having contributed to the destruction of the planet, and that is if you will go out and buy a hybrid, or if you will oppose oil companies, or if you will oppose fracking. If you will oppose the Keystone pipeline, if you will oppose the growth of any fossil fuel industry, then you're a good person. If you will agree that people need to pay higher taxes in order to save the planet, you're a good person. They've offered you absolution.
It's all a hoax.
I would hope you could be made to believe this. If I could convince all of you who don't believe me to accept that manmade global warming is a hoax -- and I could do it, if you'd give me two straight hours. I could do it probably in less time than that. I could walk you through how it's been done. I could have you nodding your head in agreement at several intervals as I explain how the left has been approaching you on this.
I would ask you some questions that, if you honestly listened to and tried to answer, you would have no choice but than to conclude I'm right. But you would also have to be able to independently think, not just accept a bunch of propaganda. One such question: "Who is say...?" I mean, how old is the earth? Nobody knows for sure. Some people think it's 10,000 years; others think it's billions. But whatever the answer, your length of time on the earth is insignificant. It's infinitesimal.
Your time on earth is barely the size of the head of a pin, if that big. So what possible impact could you be making? But more importantly than that, who's to say that the time you are alive is not normal? Or who is to say that when you were alive is normal? What is normal? In 10,000 years or a billion years of the existence of the earth, what is the normal temperature? What kind of vanity does it take to think that the spate of perfection, the state of perfection and normalcy happens to be when you're alive?
And then when that's changing, something's dreadfully wrong? How do you know all these things? Why do you accept that when you happen to be alive, it's normal? Anyway, I'm just taking individual little stabs here at trying to make you think and question the propaganda that you have been assaulted with that America primarily is responsible for the earth getting warmer -- and that means utter disaster, by the way, when it probably doesn't anyway. If it got warmer, it'd be better for some.
There are some people who've been freezing their tushes off for six months who'd probably appreciate it being a little warmer. Anyway, the point is, there's this article out in the economist which has everybody just roiled. They don't know what to do. In fact, there's a companion story here about the problem in the UK. Old people are freezing to death. Two things: It is so cold, and taxes are so high, that old people cannot afford the fuel necessary to stay warm -- and, sorry, their windmills aren't cutting it, and the solar farms aren't cutting it, and all the people out driving hybrids is not making their houses warmer.
So old people are dying in Britain because it's so cold, and taxes -- environmental taxes -- are so high. So that's one. But here's what's got 'em all upset in The Economist. "Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth's surface have been flat," they haven't moved, "while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar." Everything you were told about greenhouse gases was wrong. "The more of it, the worse it gets! The more of it, the hotter it gets!" Well, greenhouse gas emissions have soared.
By the way, do you know that "greenhouse gas" is what you exhale?
Do you realize that by virtue of your very existence, you are poisoning the planet? Sorry, carbon dioxide, you exhale it. (exhales) I just poisoned the planet! The problem is, I can't help it. I was designed that way. Do you really think that a God... That's another problem. You may not believe in God. If you don't believe in God, manmade global warming is a real easy to accept. If you do believe in God, becomes a little harder. 'Cause if you believe in God, then you believe in creationism, and then you have to accept that you really don't matter.
Not in these terms.
Your life matters in terms of what it makes, but in terms of the ecosystem and how complex it is, you can't possibly matter. None of us do. But of those who matter, only those who fly on jets and drive cars do? Heh-heh-heh. Right. Right. The people that fly in jets and drive cars, they're the ones that are ruining the earth? Yeah, right. People who are engaging in progress are destroying the planet? Right. That makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?
Anyway, "Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth's surface have been flat," they haven't moved; in fact, they may be lowering, "while greenhouse gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750." Can I put that another way? In the ten years from 2000-2010, a hundred billion tons of carbon was added to the atmosphere. That's 25% of all the CO2 since 1750.
That's really concentrated levels. "And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, 'the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.'" Hansen, by the way, is one of the hoaxsters. "Temperatures fluctuate over short periods, but this lack of new warming is a surprise" to scientists, but it's not to me. "Ed Hawkins, of the University of Reading, in Britain, points out that surface temperatures since 2005 are already at the low end of the range of projections derived from 20 climate models.
"If they remain flat, they will fall outside the models' range within a few years," meaning their models are all wrong. "If, however, temperatures are likely to rise by only 2°C ... the calculation might change," and it goes on to get into some scientific minutia here. But the point is that just one story has the entire science community in an absolute tizzy. In the Australian, the way they write this in their headline is: "Twenty-Year Hiatus in Rising Temperatures Has Climate Scientists Puzzled."
The actual length of time that there hasn't been any warming is now 20 years, despite all that carbon dioxide put in the air, and they can't figure it out. Well, it's very simple. They were bat-excrement crazy! They're just flat-out wrong. "The fact that global surface temperatures have not followed the expected global warming pattern is now widely accepted." No, it's not. It should be. But it isn't. Another story: Sunspot activity has slowed down, and that means global warming has stopped, and the earth is beginning to cool. Enjoy global warming while it lasts!
RUSH: The last ice age was 4,000 years ago. Therefore, my friends, the earth has been warming for the last 4,000 years. The problem is, scientists can't tell us why. Not the last 4,000. They say global warming is just in the last 25 years -- ah, "manmade." Yes. But why has it been warming for 4,000 years? They can't tell us. They have no idea. In fact, they don't know why we have ice ages in the first place. They don't know why it cools. All we know is that a lot more people die from the cold than from global warming. And here is Vincent, Indianapolis. Hi, Vincent. Glad you called. Great to have you on the program.
CALLER: (garbled cell throughout) Hi, how are you today?
RUSH: I'm fine. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Okay. I just wanted to call and thank you and let you know that I started listening about six months ago, and my eyes have been opened and my mind's been enlightened from you. I watch the news now with more realization (sic) eyes.
RUSH: Six months ago? How did it happen?
CALLER: Well, I was raised in a Democratic family, then just started cruising through the radio, trying to find something that I could listen to, and happened upon your show and was just, "Okay, somebody making sense."
RUSH: "[S]omebody making sense." So stuff that you had probably thought all your life. Was I saying things that you hadn't heard before or things that you believed anyway?
CALLER: Pretty (garbled cell) just my family, "Why is this happening?" and none of them could give me an answer.
RUSH: But you were able to have those answers explained on this program?
CALLER: Absolutely, yes.
RUSH: Well --
CALLER: I'm one of the few under 35-year-olds -- 27 here at the end of the month -- and it's just that we're not all low-information voters out here in this age range, and we all do (garbled).
RUSH: I know. And it's because of people like you that we have hope.