UPDATE: Revkin repsonds to Rush Limbaugh's Ridiculous Comments

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I posted a story earlier today about shock jock radio host Rush Limbaugh suggest that NY Times reporter Andy Revkin should “kill himself.”

Revkin has now responded. Here’s an excerpt:

“I’d like to think that  Rush Limbaugh was floating a thought experiment, and not seriously proposing something, when he told millions of listeners the following: “Mr. Revkin, why don’t you just go kill yourself, and help the planet by dying.”

He had picked up on some commentary and  reports that have been bouncing around the  instanet ever since I spoke via Skype video at a symposium on media coverage of  the population part of the climate and energy challenge, put on by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

I had talked, in part, about recent studies concluding that programs offering family planning information and services to women seeking smaller families, in essence, had a  climate value by avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases that would come with more kids. Here’s a Worldwatch Institute blog post with some context. Here’s a different take from the National Catholic Reporter.”

Here’s the entire reponse from Revkin.

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I think that we should reward Rush with the fame that he craves.
When the sea level rises we could call South Florida the Limbaugh Lagoon.

Completely understand what your stance in this matter. Although I would disagree on some of the finer details, I think you did an awesome job explaining it. Sure beats having to research it on my own. Thanks
Nike SB Omar Salazar

you canadians have no idea how popular Rush is. Rush was one of the first to discover that global warming was a hoax. Revkin is a joke. It is funny you complain about skeptical funding and skeptical sources because the people you present are no better, yet have much more funding.

When Rush ends up being the voice of reason.

Yes, I know there are others out there like Spencer and McIntyre, but the media do not report them. Rush is going to save America from bad science.

Sad day for science.

The science funding needs to be cut to the bone until these guys clean up their act. Why does Gavin not find the errors in the hockey stick? His funding should be cut, along with Hansen. The office they share in NYC should be shuttered.

Let real scientists do the work.

Why do you say it’s “sad” when you claim that Rush Limbaugh is the “voice of reason”?

Perhaps, deep inside, you actually know that he’s a windbag?

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