RUSH: This is from FoxNews.com. ‘Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctic.’ I’m trying not to laugh here, folks, I’m really trying. You don’t want to laugh at this kind of misfortune, but ‘Famed global warming activist James Schneider and a journalist friend were both found frozen to death on Saturday, about 90 miles from South Pole Station, by the pilot of a ski plane practicing emergency evacuation procedures. ‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing’, recounted the pilot, Jimmy Doolittle. ‘There were two snowmobiles with cargo sleds, a tent, and a bright orange rope that had been laid out on the ice, forming the words, ‘HELP-COLD’.’ One friend of Professor Schneider told ecoEnquirer that he had been planning a trip to an ice sheet to film the devastation brought on by global warming.’ Instead he goes down there and dies from exposure! ‘His wife, Linda, said that she had heard him discussing the trip with his environmentalist activist friends but she assumed he was talking about the Greenland ice sheet, a much smaller ice sheet than Antarctica. ‘He kept talking about when they get down to Chile, and I thought they were talking about the order in which they would consume their food supplies.”
This is reminiscent of James Brown’s wife. He had been called the ambassador of soul, and she got pulled over for speeding and asked for diplomatic immunity. Seriously. So this guy’s wife, ‘Yeah, we’re heading down to Chile,’ and she thinks he’s talking about food? ”I had no idea they were talking about Chile, the country from which you usually fly or sail in order to reach Antarctica.’ Apparently while all of Professor Schneider’s friends were assuming that the July trek would be to Greenland during northern hemisphere summer, his plans were to actually snowmobile to the South Pole, which in July is in the dead of winter. Mr. Doolittle related how some people do not realize that even if there has been warming in Antarctica the average temperature in July still runs about 70 degrees below zero.’ Some people think July is warm everywhere on earth. Okay, so Obama still believes that global warming is happening, even though the Arctic sea ice grows back to normal first time since 2001, Arctic ice grows back to normal. It’s normally starting to melt by this time, and then we have a global warming activist that freezes to death with the sign laid out in orange rope: ‘Help — cold.’
RUSH: Snerdley, it worked. You know, normally, ladies and gentlemen, I’m not a conformist. Valentine’s Day, I don’t do much because everybody else does. April Fool’s. Long ago I stopped trying to do April Fool’s jokes because everybody’s expecting them. So I told Snerdley today, ‘I’m going to do a hoax story as though I buy into it for real because there are going to be some people who will buy into it because I will have credibility.’
This story about the global warming guy freezing to death in the Antarctic is a fraud, hoax story. It’s from FoxNation.com, Fox News Nation. It’s not FoxNews.com; it’s a parody site. It’s been running around, this story has been running around since 2008. And it’s one of those things that it works because it has an element of truth in it. We do know that frozen guys trying to get to the North Pole had to be rescued, global warming guys, studying the concept of global warming, and they almost froze to death heading up to the Arctic Circle.
So here’s a global warming story that is for real. ‘Professor James Lovelock, the scientist who developed Gaia theory, has said it is too late to try and save the planet — The man who achieved global fame for his theory that the whole earth is a single organism now believes that we can only hope that the earth will take care of itself in the face of completely unpredictable climate change.
‘Interviewed by [the BBC] Today presenter John Humphrys, videos of which can be seen [at the website], he said that while the earth’s future is of the utterly uncertain, mankind was not aware it had ‘pulled the trigger’ on global warming as it built its civilizations.
‘What is more, he predicts, the earth’s climate will not conveniently comply with the models of modern climate scientists.’ He’s 90 years old now, this guy, Professor Lovelock, and, ‘Whether the planet saves itself or not, he argues, all we can do is ‘enjoy life while [we] can’.’ We can’t save the planet, too late. So there’s a global warming story that is for real.