RUSH: The Turtle, Mitch McConnell, is gonna follow through on it. He’s gonna bring the Green New Deal up for a vote in the United States Senate. Of course, a number of leftists and Democrats such as AOC are running around mocking what The Turtle is doing. (paraphrased) “It’s just a procedural vote,” she says, and they say that we don’t take this seriously. “He’s just trying to mock us and so forth.” No, no, no, no. Let me tell you what. If they want to put their political futures behind this thing and tie themselves to it, then this is the chance to do it.
There’s a lot of Senate Democrats running for president. And the Green New Deal, they’ve all endorsed it out there. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker and any number of them. So now here it comes up for a vote in the Senate. What are they gonna do? They either have to vote for it, in which case there’s going to be a political price, or they have to vote “no” and try to convince their supporters that it’s a show vote, it has no meaning, and that they’re not gonna be tricked this way. But this is something that leftist radicals believe in as much as they believe in oxygen and blood.
And any chance to vote on (sobbing) “fixing climate change and saving the planet,” and if they don’t vote for it? So it’s a pretty slick deal by The Turtle. We’ll see how it happens. Speaking of all of this, California is drought-free for the first time in nearly 10 years. The never-ending drought is over! Fantastic news, right? Dire forecasts of permanent drought in California, much like forecasts it would never snow again in New York, are dead wrong. The man-made global warming theories and models: wrong again.
So we can all acknowledge the mistakes and errors of those who said they knew best, right? Ha-ha-ha. Now, I went back to the archives of great news stories in the past. I have a piece here from the Los Angeles Times back on December 5th, 2017. I mean, this is basically a year and a half ago. Headline: “Climate Scientists See Alarming New Threat to California — California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“Using complex new modeling, the scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic sea ice now threatens to diminish precipitation over California by as much as 15% within 20 to 30 years.” Always 20 to 30 years out. Always. “Such a change would have profound economic impacts in a state where the most recent drought drained several billion dollars out of the economy, severely stressed infrastructure and highlighted how even the state most proactively confronting global warming is not prepared for its fallout.”
What a paragraph. Perpetual, never-ending drought, according to the latest computer models at Lawrence Livermore — which, by the way, one of the fathers of the atom bomb was in residence there, Edward Teller. I mean, this is not an insignificant place. This has some big brainiacs on the scientific staff out there, and here they are running around. Once again, it’s computer models. No data, no empirical data, computer models once again predicting something 20 to 30 years out. Never-ending drought. Melting Arctic sea ice is going to somehow magically eliminate precipitation.
Meanwhile, California has been flooded (laughing) since this prediction was made. It’s been so flooded, there has been so much snow that there is no drought. Now, in a real world, every one of these scientists would have just been shamed into hiding from the public, and somebody somewhere would be demanding that they explain themselves! People believe this garbage they put out! You tell the people of California there’s a perpetual drought coming, there’s no end in site, and you’re gonna cause some people to leave the state.
You’re gonna have untold economic impact on this with this silly-ass prediction, and now it’s Emily Litella. “Never mind!” Never mind a year and a half later.
So where’s the shame? You’re not even gonna find anybody but me going back and finding this story from a year and a half ago. No. This story about the end of droughts? It’s like it’s all great news. “California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday. The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks… It’s the first time the state has been free of drought since Dec. 20, 2011.”
They go on to talk about what a wonderful thing is. They don’t even reference any of the dire predictions that took place just a year and a half ago. But this is a gigantic discrediting of climate science — which, of course, is not science at all. You have some computer models. You can put whatever data you want into it to create whatever predictive result you get, and then you always say 20 to 30 years down the road so that nobody can even remember what you predicted, so you can never be held accountable for any of your predictions.
Now nobody’s even gonna bother to go back 18 months and find all these dire predictions. But an informed citizenry would be livid and would be asking, “What the hell! You lied to us. You told us a year and a half ago that we’d have perpetual drought.” By the way, as a former resident of California, it’s a serious, serious thing. It has people on a daily edge out there. There’s a consciousness and awareness every time you use water that you shouldn’t be. They have done a bang-up job of convincing people who live there that there isn’t any water and there’s not gonna be any water and that climate change is destroying our way of life.
Now the mechanism for ending the drought was not even predicted!
They’re telling us what’s gonna happen 20 to 30 years down the road, but they can’t even predict that we’re gonna have massive precipitation — rain and snow — in the next 12 months sufficient to eliminate the drought! Where was that prediction? It was nowhere. You know why? Because that kind of prediction wouldn’t fit the political model. A prediction that the end of the drought is gonna happen in the next 18 months would totally undercut the entire modus operandi for promulgating and inculcating people with this silly idea of man-made climate change.