Rush Limbaugh downplaying hurricane Irma may have decreased evacuations

Enlarge / Hurricane Irma as it strikes Florida. (credit: NASA EO) Before Hurricane Irma hit Florida in 2017, radio entertainer (and Florida resident) Rush Limbaugh falsely ranted that landfalling hurricanes are “never as strong as they’re reported,” claiming that life-saving forecasts are exaggerated “to advance this climate change agenda.” Beyond…