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Al Roker calls out Rush Limbaugh over hurricane Irma theory

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He also suggested that storm warnings were the product of "people in all of these government areas who believe man is causing climate change, and they're hellbent on proving it, they're hellbent on demonstrating it, they're hellbent on persuading people of it". Limbaugh said his show would be back on the air in the coming week "from parts unknown". "If you see orange like his face, shelter in place and red like his ties to Russian Federation, just evacuate now". "All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and more risky, and you create the panic, and it's mission accomplished, agenda advanced". Limbaugh said there was a "symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it's related to money".

"May as well go ahead and announce this", he said.

Limbaugh said it would be "legally impossible" to broadcast the show out of South Florida. Responding to Limbaugh's announcement, "Today" weather anchor Al Roker tweeted, "Wait. It is not. This is life threatening, it could be devastating, and if anyone tells you otherwise, it is nearly criminal", he said.

After claiming earlier this week that the Climate Change Industrial Complex is purposely fostering panic in the approach of Hurricane Irma-the Category 5 hurricane that is expected to slam in Florida this weekend-Rush Limbaugh has apparently chose to flee the state himself, Media Matters reports.

The next day, Limbaugh doubled down on his comments and stood by them, lashing out at the media in his defense saying the media takes "every extreme" and runs with it "as though it is the gospel". "They're all media", Limbaugh said, "They're all journalists".

Like a lot of conservative media figures, Rush Limbaugh will find any reason he can to spread his anti-climate change ideology.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, there were a dozen hurricanes affecting the United States between Katrina in 2005, and 2016-the last complete hurricane season on record.

Roker didn't mention Limbaugh's name on MSNBC, but on Twitter, he made it clear whom he was referring to. "He is putting people's lives at risk".