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[AUDIO] Rush Limbaugh gives iPad to 13-year-old climate skeptic

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   April 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM   |   Comments

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April 5 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old boy named Alex called into conservative host Rush Limbaugh's radio show to say that he believes human-caused global warming is a hoax. The speech and debate team member from Indiana told Limbaugh he found evidence at the public library.

“It was really easy for me to find this evidence, really easy,” said Alex. “I believe the reason that the liberals do not have the evidence is because they do not want the evidence, they do not want to hear that it is wrong.”

“I am surprised you find evidence of this at a library," Limbaugh remarked. "That is heartening.” Limbaugh told Alex that if his parents agreed, he would send him an iPad. “If there is anybody who would put one of those things to good use, that would be you, and it is light, it is portable, you can take it anywhere you want to go,” Limbaugh said.

He did get permission, and Limbaugh noted he was sending the tablet.

“I guarantee you there are people who heard that call that want to find out where that library is that he found evidence of the hoax of global warming, so they can tell the authorities about it,” Limbaugh told his listeners after talking with Alex.

The scientific consensus is that the planet is warming and that human activities are a contributing factor, but a small minority of scientists are skeptical and say that warming would have happened anyway.

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