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Rush Limbaugh says U.S. leads in climate change denial

After a 26-year crusade against "environmentalist wackos," Rush Limbaugh has emerged triumphant, according to the conservative radio host himself.

Citing recent findings by market researchers Ipsos MORI, Limbaugh said on his July 22, 2014, radio show that the United States leads the pack in questioning climate change, and he’s taking all the credit.

"Fifty-four percent of Americans agreed with the statement, 'The climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity,’ " he said. "Why would the U.S. be the leading nation with the highest amount of doubt about the conventional wisdom of climate change? Why do you think that would be?  I think that's exactly right: Me. There's just no other explanation"

Whether Limbaugh is giving praise where praise is due, we can’t know for sure. But we did want to check out his claim that America leads in climate change skepticism. Read what PunditFact's Linda Qiu found.


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ed jenkins

The citizens other than old people who complain about every temperature change do not expect their government to control the weather for them and know that the temperature is not always the same.

Raymond DeBrane

Limbaugh ain't the only conservative talker out there doing climate denial. On the radio in Austin, I can listen to Limbaugh, Alex Jones, and Clyde Lewis, all asswipe climate deniers. Then there's FOX News. They've been doing climate denial for years. I haven't watched FOX at all in the last year, so I don't know what they're up to now on anything. I'm sure that there's lots of local conservative talkers in other radio markets that are adding to the confusion/indoctrination/brainwashing. By the way, want to get a conservative real mad? Just tell him he's brainwashed, and if he's bigger than you, start running!

Jim shoe

What causes green vegetation to flourish? Carbon dioxide! We produce it and the green life devours it. What a perfect symbiotic relationship. In the past eons, carbon dioxide levels had changed up and down. I believe they had been many times what they are today in the past.

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