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Here is the juicy part:
The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill — he calls it "the leak" — is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.Let me translate: Rush is right but we still hate him.
Well, Rush has a point. The Deepwater explosion was an awful tragedy for the 11 workers who died on the rig, and it's no leak; it's the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. It's also inflicting serious economic and psychological damage on coastal communities that depend on tourism, fishing and drilling. But so far — while it's important to acknowledge that the long-term potential danger is simply unknowable for an underwater event that took place just three months ago — it does not seem to be inflicting severe environmental damage.
It must stick in their craw that Rush has been saying this for weeks, and now they have to admit it. The news outlets have been screaming about fishing bans, but how much have we heard as the bans have been lifted?
The fact is that this is not the environmental disaster that the environwhackos hoped it would be. While no one enjoyed watching the underwater shots of the oil being spilled into the Gulf, the fact is that oil is a natural occurrence and the earth has ways of dealing with its own products.
Now they can go back to screaming about a 1 degree increase in average air temperature (based on faulty, manipulated data) over the last 150 years.