Remember that movie “The Day After Tomorrow” wherein the entire northern hemisphere freezes over in the space of about a week due to changing ocean temperatures (which ends with a Cheney lookalike finally admitting they’ve been wrong all along about environmental protection)?
Sorry I haven’t done any research on this and thus will come out sounding like a head-in-the-clouds libby alarmist; nevertheless, the correlation between recent weather patterns and warming oceans seems a trifle obvious.
Even if one is unwilling to concede that (or argues that ‘yes there is global climate change but it is a natural and not manmade occurence’), I’d like to think that Rush Limbaugh is eating at least one of his many baseless diatribes. Back in college, when I was on summer paint crew, our foreman use to force us to listen to him, and I remember him going off about “wetlands”:
“These days all the wacko environmentalists are moaning and wringing their hands about the destruction of the wetlands. Wetlands my ass! It’s a SWAMP!!!”
Then he went on about how swamps used to be bad things, but liberal propoganda has got our brains all turned around – he made the same argument for ‘rainforest =jungle’, by the way.
Now it turns out that the destruction of the local “swamps” around New Orleans contributed massively to the destruction there. So up yours, Rush – and all those rednecks who chuckle and nod agreeingly to all his baseless opinions on environmental issues.