Rush Limbaugh - may I correct you, sir?
Polar Vortex is a term created over 150 years ago, and not in response to the global warming agenda of the mainstream media. Rush Limbaugh makes a lot of money saying things that even I can correct easily.
Date: 1/12/2014 2:30:29 AM ( 8 y ) ... viewed 8165 times
Regarding the cold snap that saw extreme low temperature in the eastern USA, Rush Limbaugh had a section of his radio show devoted to the subject, and he ended upsounding slightly foolish.
Allow me to explain -
Normally the 24-hrs./day darkness in the Arctic in winter time creates a cold air mass in a well-defined zone between that cold air and the warmer air further south. This dense cold air mass rotates counter-clockwise [due to the Coriolis effect] and it is what meteorologists have been calling the "Polar Vortex" for over 150 years. *
That is an important point because Rush Limbaugh made a big deal on his radio show * about it in a most ignorant way, to wit: "It’s called the polar vortex, the dreaded polar vortex. Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it? Well, they just created it for this week."
NO THEY DID NOT CREATE IT THIS WEEK, RUSH. See above. 1853.
The reason I am shouting, dear readers of this blog, is that I feel I have a duty to show that global warming deniers are not attempting to find the truth of the matter, they are merely trying to fill their agenda. We of the "yes I think global warming is an alarmingly dangerous phenomenon" crowd generally joined this crowd only after trying to find out the truth.... because we did not want to look foolish if we were wrong.... so we looked at the available information and made a decision.
Denialists do NOT LOOK at the available information - Rush could have done what I did and search for the history of the term Polar Vortex and found what I did about 1853 being the year it was coined - NOT THIS WEEK!!
As a result, Rush Limbaugh LOOKS VERY FOOLISH for saying such a thing, a thing with NO RELATION TO REALITY.
For the last time, "Polar Vortex" is a term coined in 1853 and NOT THIS WEEK.
1] "POLAR VORTEX" TERM from 1853
in ^ "Air Maps", Littell's Living Age No. 495, 12 November 1853, p. 430.
Published in 1853 by
Littell, Son and Company, 1853
See it written in Google Books, right here:
* PS - it took me less that one minute online to find this reference and Rush L, has many paid researchers, so it could be postulated that he was engaging in outright mendacity. If so, if it is an outright lie, then we know that the high paid denialists are doing the denying but in fact they actually KNOW that global warming is real. - Karlin
2] Transcript [formatting is mine] of the words of RUSH LIMBAUGH:
"So, ladies and gentlemen, we are having a record-breaking cold snap in many parts of the country. And right on schedule, right on schedule, the media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it’s completely unprecedented, because they’ve got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda. And they have. It’s called the polar vortex, the dreaded polar vortex. Do you know what the polar vortex is? Have you ever heard of it? Well, they just created it for this week. And it’s—of course, you can’t—actually, there is a piece. I’ve got a piece in the stack that actually makes the case that all of this frigid, chilling cold is due to global warming, strange as it may sound, it says. Other wackos are saying it’s a great example of climate change."
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