In this hurricane edition of he-said, he-said, side with the meteorologist.
Al Roker and Rush Limbaugh have spent 24 hours feuding over the dangers of Hurricane Irma, which has killed at least four people so far.
On Tuesday, the radio show host said that the hurricane is “one of the fastest and best ways” to “advance this climate change agenda.”
“You can accomplish a lot just by creating fear and panic. You don’t need a hurricane to hit anywhere,” he said on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.”
“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 dangerous, and you create the panic, and it’s mission accomplished, agenda advanced.”
On Twitter, Roker, the NBC meteorologist, pushed back against Limbaugh’s conspiracy theory.
“Do not listen to @rushlimbaugh when he says #Irma is not a dangerous #storm and is hype. He is putting people’s lives at risk,” he tweeted.
“To have @rushlimbaugh suggest the warnings about #Irma are #fake or about profit and to ignore them borders on criminal. #ShameOnRush.”
Irma and its 185 mph winds ripped through the Caribbean Wenesday and is expected to travel through the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas before hitting southern Florida.