UN climate chief says communism is the only hope for environmentalism

Earlier this month Business Insider wrote an article agreeing with a Rolling Stone piece that proclaimed communist economic principles were a ‘pretty good’ idea, and Glenn explained why it proved the masks are coming off. A new declaration from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, further illustrates that very point.

China is the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases, but during an interview at Bloomberg News headquarters in New York last week, Figueres said she believes the communist country is “doing it right” when it comes to addressing global warming.

“They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.”

According to Figueres, China has some of the toughest efficiency standards and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80% since 2008. She claims China is able to implement such policies because its political system avoids the legislative hurdles seen in countries like the United States.

“At least they are coming out and saying it,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The EU decided they are going to stop with their climate change nonsense. The EU is going into fracking and everything else because they can't meet their energy needs. They know this is communist redistribution, and they know now this whole thing is falling apart. Meanwhile, we are still forging ahead. And China, the UN is now saying that communism is the only way to save the planet. It will kill all the people, but it's the only way to save the planet.”

Michael Schaus’ recent article for Townhall summarized the hypocrisy of the situation quite nicely:

Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse. Figueres even went so far as to suggest that communist China is leading the world, and should be viewed as a role-model, in the fight against environmental damage.

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She went on to suggest that China is a better steward of environmental concerns than the United States, Socialist Europe, or any capitalistic entity on the face of the planet. And, to an extent, she’s right… China would like to breathe air they didn’t have to look at… Of course, their solution so far has revolved around handing out face masks, and erecting giant LCD screens to broadcast the sunrise and sunset.

Yes, the so-called global leader on climate change has installed giant screens around its capital so people can actually see the sunrise and sunset. According to the UK Mirror, [the] “screen is now the only chance Beijing residents have of seeing the daily sunrise in their city.”

Glenn shared a picture of what one of the screens looks like:

The Mirror reports:

A lack of sky vision has become such an issue that people now flock to the screens which are located at several points.

Air pollution monitors issued a severe air warning to inhabitants on Thursday and urged the elderly and school children to stay inside until the air quality reached a safer level.

“They are putting up these videos… [because] you can no longer see the sky,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “And communism is the solution to all this? I mean it drives me nuts… Now, what was the world like 150 years ago when everyone was burning coal in their home and in their office… People would bring two white shirts to work. One you would wear until noon because the coal dust was so bad your shirt was black by the time that you got to lunchtime, so you would change shirts. That was common practice.”

“Well, hello, we're talking about how bad it is now? I don't know anybody who has ever had to bring two shirts to work because the air pollution was so bad,” he continued. “We look at people from Asia wearing the masks all the time, and we're like, ‘What is their deal with the masks’… It is so far removed from our capitalist society… And yet, our society is holding up that society as the great hope?”

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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