Following NASA's historic announcement of the first known evidence of flowing water on the planet Mars, pundit Rush Limbaugh questions the discovery with logic that could only be applied to the stubbornest of climate change deniers.
You would be wrong to assume he might say anything in support of a scientific discovery, but conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has expressed his skepticism over NASA’s recent announcement that they had discovered evidence of flowing water on the planet Mars. According to a report from Salon, Limbaugh claimed that the NASA announcement was a part of the Obama’s administration grand scheme to “advance the leftist agenda.”
As Limbaugh speculated about what the announcement could be before it was made on Monday, he admitted that he had no idea what he might have been talking about. “I don’t know what it is, I would assume it would be something to do with global warming,” the host said. He guessed that NASA was preparing to announce that it had discovered a graveyard from an “advanced civilization” that was destroyed by the perils of a changing climate.
Limbaugh had reason to be skeptical of NASA. After all, it is a federal program that has been under the corrupting influence of the Obama administration for the past seven years. “Look at the temperature data on earth that has been reported by NASA,” the host reasoned. “It’s been made up. It’s fraudulent for however many years. There isn’t any warming. There hasn’t been for 18.5 years, and yet, they’re lying about it.”
Limbaugh demonstrated a willful ignorance of a growing body of climate research supported by 97 percent of the scientific community, and conflated two completely different branches of NASA and their respective findings. Needless to say, there isn’t much substance to Limbaugh’s claims. NASA’s announcement remains based in scientific reality.