Last year, Rush Limbaugh claimed that hurricanes were part of a liberal conspiracy to push their "climate change agenda." In his defense, huge storms that seem to grow more powerful and life-threatening each year do align perfectly with the predicted effects of climate change. There is just one teensy-weensy problem with Limbaugh's political detective work, however: hurricanes are very real and there are literally millions of people taking photos, videos, and documenting their experiences.
But Limbaugh is once again questioning the reality of massive natural disasters.
As Hurricane Irma approached the U.S., Limbaugh returned to the airwaves to elaborate on his earlier claims.
Limbaugh says hurricanes are part of a liberal plot to sell bottled water and batteries:
Here comes a hurricane, local media goes on the air, ‘Big hurricane coming, oh, my God! Make sure you got batteries. Make sure you got water. It could be the worst ever. Have you seen the size of this baby? It’s already a Cat 5. Oh, my God, oh, my God, it’s bigger than the island of Haiti. Oh, my God.’ People run to the stores, they stock up everything, and they hoard. And they end up with vacant stores, nothing there. And it’s a big success. TV stations got eyeballs, the advertising businesses have sold out of business, gotta restock and the cycle repeats.