Rush Limbaugh gives teenage caller an iPad when he says after learning global warming is a hoax from a public library book
On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh was excited to find a 13-year-old caller who discovered “lots of evidence” that global warming is a hoax. 13-year-old Alex from Wilmington, Indiana said evidence he discovered at his local library made it “really easy” to disprove the science.
“Where did you find this evidence? How hard was it for you to research,” Rush asked the boy.
“It wasn’t that hard to learn it,” Alex responded. “There is pretty much a lot of evidence that you can find. I personally just went to the local library and looked up books. That’s what I did.”
Alex didn’t name the book he found, but there are many books that deny man-made climate change. According to Dr. Riley Dunlap, of Oklahoma State University, and Peter Jacques, of the University of Central Florida, most are linked to conservative think tanks.
Dunlap and Jacques published their research ‘Climate Change Denial Books and Conservative Think Tanks: Exploring the Connection’ in the journal American Behavioural Scientist.
“I guarantee you there are people who heard that call that want to find out where that library is that he found evidence of the hoax of global warming, so they can tell the authorities about it,” Limbaugh told his listeners after talking with Alex.
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Limbaugh was so impressed — and genuinely shocked — that climate denier books exist at the library, he offered the kid an iPad. Here is an excerpt of the exchange:
RUSH: You mean…? Hold it just second. Alex, you’re at the health food store, and it’s cold out there. It’s March. You’re there in March, it’s cold, and two people in there are surprised that it’s cold because it’s global warming outside?
RUSH: And they still concluded, “Well, we’re still in global warming”?
RUSH: But they were shocked. This is hilarious. You know, Alex, there are none so blind as those who will not see, and that’s what you’re running up against. Where did you find this evidence? How hard was it for you to research?
CALLER: It wasn’t that hard to learn it. There is pretty much a lot of evidence that you can find. I personally just went to the local library and looked up books. That’s what I did.
RUSH: You went to the library?
RUSH: You didn’t use a computer?
CALLER: No, I didn’t. Well, yeah, my mom got me one article from the computer. Yeah.
RUSH: Wow. I’m surprised you find evidence of this at the library. That’s heartening. Why did you want to do this? What made you doubt the people who believe that there’s global warming?
CALLER: Well, over the radio we listen to different things. I’ve heard lots of evidence that man-made global warming is a hoax. And since I’m doing speeches, I thought it was a very interesting topic. I want to learn more about this. I guess I just always doubted that. There’s so much evidence that global warming is not man-made.