RUSH: Who’s next on this program? Gale in Dayton, Ohio, you’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi.
CALLER: I wanted to say what an honor it is to speak with broadcast specialist, the king of AM radio, and even at this time, FM broadcasting.
RUSH: Absolutely, there’s no question, the king of radio, sir.
CALLER: Yes, sir. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I do have a question for you, and it has to concern with the G8 summit and President Bush and we’re dealing with the global warming, you know? It comes up every single day, if you look at the media.
RUSH: Tell me about it. I know.
CALLER: Yes, sir, and it comes up all the time. All you gotta do is look at NBC, CBS, and so on and so forth.
RUSH: It’s part of the liberal agenda, and it’s reported the same way every time it’s reported as it’s fait accompli. There’s no doubt about it. It’s part of the left’s political agenda.
CALLER: It’s a part of the left’s political agenda, but what do you think of President Bush’s stance on that agenda, because it seems to me he’s leaning toward this G8 summit and global warming, and so while you and me might not agree with the global warming agenda, does President Bush, do you think?
RUSH: Well, I think at this stage of the president’s term and his administration, all sides are caving in on him now.
RUSH: It might be that in this he’s taking the path of least resistance.
CALLER: I think you’re right.
RUSH: Let’s listen. Grab audio sound bite number one out there. Nancy Pelosi got back recently from ‘seeing’ global warming. She went to Greenland, and she saw some, she said. This morning on Capitol Hill, she had a press conference, a news conference on global warming.
PELOSI: It was with profound disappointment that we heard immediately upon our return to Washington that President Bush announced a climate change proposal that really was about changing the subject but not changing the policy. It rehashed stale ideas. While other countries in the EU are acting globally, the president continues to want to go it alone. The weakness of his proposal leads us to question whether he fully understands the urgency of global warming, because it is not matched by the seriousness of his suggestions. The facts are conclusive. [sic] The science is clear [sic], and yet the president continues to be in denial.
RUSH: So you see there? One other thing. I read the stories in the Drive-By Media about Bush, and they’re portraying this as he took a 180. He’s totally caved. I don’t think that’s the case. I think he’s going out there, and when he’s going to tell these people he’s willing to do is going to disappoint Angela Merkel in Germany. I don’t think he’s done a total cave on this at all. He might have moderated his position a bit, but the libs are not happy with this because he hasn’t adopted their position on it. Regardless of whatever changes he’s suggesting that he might make, he’s still not adopting the liberal position on this. Nancy Pelosi, by the way, she was over in Greenland and she talked about all of the destruction and all of the global warming and all the changes, and it’s not Greenland’s fault, by the way. No, no, no! It’s not Greenland’s fault. It’s ours. Greenland is not responsible at all for what’s happening in their own country, their own continent, whatever. I can’t emphasize enough, folks, that this whole thing is a hoax. It’s nothing more than the latest way to push the big government, liberal agenda. That’s all it is. In fact, let’s play a couple more of these. She also took after the NASA administrator Michael Griffin who made some brilliant points on NPR yesterday. Here’s what she said about him.
PELOSI: Just listen to the president’s own NASA administrator, Dr. Michael Griffin, what he said yesterday, ‘I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I’m not sure that it’s fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with.’ This is a very well educated scientist. Why would he say such a thing?
RUSH: Because he is smarter than you are about this! Why would he probably…? Ms. Pelosi, have you ever stopped to consider that Mr. Griffin might believe what he’s saying, as a scientist, something which you are not? Let’s listen to what Griffin said. He was interviewed by Steve Inskeep on NPR yesterday. Question: ‘It’s been mentioned that NASA is not spending as much money as it could to study climate change, global warming, from space. Are you concerned about global warming?’
GRIFFIN: I’m aware that global warming exists. I understand that the bulk of scientific evidence accumulated supports the claim that we’ve had about a one-degree centigrade rise in temperature over the last century to within an accuracy of about 20%. I’m also aware of recent findings that appear to have nailed down — pretty well nailed down — the conclusion that much of that is manmade. Whether that is a long-term concern or not, I can’t say.
RUSH: Here’s the next question, and this is the money answer. ‘Well, do you have any doubt that this is the problem mankind has to really wrestle with?’
GRIFFIN: I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of earth’s climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn’t change. First of all, I don’t think it’s within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change.
GRIFFIN: As millions of years of history have shown.
GRIFFIN: And second of all, I guess I would ask, ‘Which human beings, where and when, are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now, is the best climate for all other human beings?’ I think that’s a rather arrogant position for people to take.
RUSH: Yes! Yes! Yes! That’s what President Bush ought to be saying. There’s a lesson here. He’s trying to moderate his position. His position is proposing technical changes, technological changes here, which as far as it goes is good. But you can’t appease leftists! You can’t appease socialists. Look at Pelosi. He may as well have not done anything. Our side is never going to learn this. They’re never going to learn you can’t appease these people. You have to defeat them. Whatever happened to that concept? It’s starting to burn me up. You have to defeat these people. You know, the left’s agenda — whether it’s on science, whether it’s on immigration — you can’t appease ’em. You can’t meet ’em halfway. They don’t compromise on things. It’s all or nothing and even if you give ’em all they’re still not happy! So, the NASA administrator is God’s gift on this to us in the past two days.
RUSH: I just got a note here from Dr. Roy Spencer, climatologist extraordinaire at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He said, ‘Rush, you can’t say that warming is manmade without knowing how much is natural,’ and get this. This is a professional climatologist, by trade. ‘We have no idea how much warming on earth is natural. If you don’t know how much is natural, then you can’t calculate how much is manmade,’ but remember, these people are not about facts. They’re about creating an illustration. Almost writing a Bible, they are on this, to create religious beliefs, scripture on global warming. That’s really where they’re headed.