RUSH: "Study...." This from Mother Jones. "Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099." I didn't even bother reading the story. It is just an indication of the total looniness. The problem is that this total looniness is dominating everywhere. It's just permeating every strata of our culture and society. "Controversial new research predicts that over the coming century, rising temperatures will result in more violent crime."
That doesn't even count the number of rapes committed by Darren Sharper and men on Super Bowl Sunday. Competing headline: "US, UK Scientists Say That Cutting All CO2 Emissions Would Not Stop Global Warming," which is a good thing, because it's not about curbing global warming. It's not about climate change. That's just the vehicle. All this is, is to promote statism and Big Government. In fact, Patrick Moore, one of the co-founders of Greenpeace...
Can I prove to you that there is no news? Can I prove to you that journalism today is not news? I want you to go grab sound bite number five, just to illustrate that the media does not do news. Patrick Moore is one of the co-founders of Greenpeace. He has left the organization. He is nowhere to be found. He has totally abandoned it. He is saying that it is nothing more than a religious cult and that it isn't about global warming in any sense of the word.
He's been saying this for three days, and it has not been reported. Here you have a major, worldwide movement based on man-made activity causing destruction of the planet, and the co-founder of the group which got this whole ball rolling says, "Nope, it never was true, it isn't true now -- and, furthermore, it's nothing more than a religious cult," and they do not cover it.
This is news. This is huge news, that somebody is essentially admitting that the whole thing is a fraud. The founder of the movement is admitting it's a fraud, and there's nothing but crickets. Mr. Moore did appear on Fox News last night. He was on with Hannity, and he was asked, "Okay, then what's driving the agenda?"
MOORE: It is a powerful convergence of interests among a very large number of elites, including: Politicians, who want to make it seem as though they're saving the world; environmentalists, who want to raise money and get control over very large issues like our entire energy policy; media, for sensationalism; universities and professors for grants. You can't hardly get a science grant these days without saying it has something to do with climate change. It is a kind of nasty combination of extreme political ideology and a religious cult all rolled into one.
RUSH: It isn't true. It is a total hoax. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, is looked at as a traitor now. You would think if media, if journalism were actually about reporting the news (and if it even pretended to be objective, as they have often claimed) this would at least be news. Even if it was news they wanted to tee up and bring in people that disagreed with the guy and knock it out of the park, but they don't even do that. They just ignore it -- and instead, Mother Jones with the story:
"Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099." They're dead serious with this. They're dead serious. You know, the thing about it is you and I read this and we laugh about it. Do you realize how many millions of people eat this up, swallow it, believe it, think that it is true? It's scary. Then The Daily Caller: "US, UK Scientists Say Cutting All CO2 Emissions Would Not Stop Global Warming." Oh, really? Then what is it going to take if it's gonna take more than that?
See, this is the point. They're not saying, "Uh-oh, it's too late! We can't do anything about it. Everybody batten down the hatches." That's not what they're saying. They're saying "We need steps that are even more drastic than reducing all CO2 emissions." What would those steps be? What would the steps that are more drastic than reducing all CO2 emissions, which is impossible because we exhale it.
This is a precursor to the indoctrination of your kids from kindergarten all the way through every level of their education, is my guess, to totally abandon their freedom to totally turn their lives over to governments in order to "save the planet." It's about controlling our lives, which it always has been about that. It never really has been about the science. Let me ask you a question.
You know, our official climatologist here when he has the courage to admit it. (I just threw that in. He does.) Dr. Roy Spencer, University of Alabama at Huntsville. He's well known. He testified before Senate and House committees on this, when they don't cancel him. They usually cancel him when he has some devastating testimony they know is on the way. They just broom him. What would you think would happen if Dr. Spencer called a press conference and said, "You know what?
"I just concluded after some exhaustive research in the past six months -- and I have decided, I have learned, I have discovered -- that I am totally wrong and have been wrong about everything I believe. I, Dr. Spencer, now believe mankind global warming is happening. It is conclusive." Do you think that would make news? (interruption) "That would be all three networks." It would be all over every network! They'd invent networks. They'd get this on Al Jazeera.
This would take whatever news in Ukraine off the media in Ukraine. If a "science denier" went public and announced, "You know what? I'm wrong. It is man-made global warming. Greenpeace is right, the Sierra Club is right, the Democrat Party is right, and we don't have much time," Do you think that would be news? Ho-ho-ho-ho! But a co-founder of Greenpeace says, "Hey, it's just a cult. It's just a bunch of people scamming money.
"It's just a bunch of religious idiots and ideologues and they're out there trying to do everything they can to control other people's lives." Bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz, bzz bzz bzz bzz bzz. By the way, the Mother Jones story, it's not just 180,000 more rapes by 2099. It's 22,000 more murders, too.
RUSH: Owen in Portland, Oregon. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. It's a real honor.
RUSH: Thank you, sir.
CALLER: You said about a week and a half ago if you could reach out to these young scientists and engineers who reject the theory of global warming, you would love to. You would love to get hold on of their brain full of mush, and I'm one of them. I'm not calling to be cantankerous or be combative. I'm one of those so, I guess, have at me.
RUSH: Well, now I've got 45 seconds.
CALLER: (laughing) Okay.
RUSH: Snerdley should have put your call up sooner.
CALLER: Well, he's a very nice guy. He's a real nice guy.
RUSH: We can call you back next week if you'll give us your number. We can call you back next week.
CALLER: Okay. I can do that.
RUSH: You are a scientist. You believe in man-made global warming?
CALLER: I accept the theory of global warming. I didn't. I used to not, but I am a geologist. I have advanced degrees.
RUSH: All right. But do you believe that man and his activity and or progress in enhancing the standard of living is causing global warming? Is man damaging the planet by advancing his standard of living?
CALLER: Well, as a result of that, yes. We are putting CO2 into the atmosphere, and that is raising temperatures. Absolutely.
RUSH: But it isn't raising temperatures. Are we destroying the planet though, is the point? Forget raising temperature.
CALLER: It actually is, Rush. That's where you're -- where you're -- where you're wrong.
CALLER: We know the CO2 is man-made.
RUSH: Even the advocates are saying it hasn't warmed in 15 years, despite all of the CO2, and then we've got news today that even if we eliminated the CO2 -- all of it, stopped exhaling -- we wouldn't stop the warming. We're sunk anyway. There's nothing any of us can do.