How your pumpkin is causing climate change

Jack-o'-lanterns are a significant cause of global warming.

Wait what?

Well, according to a blog post on the U.S. Department of Energy website, pumpkins along with other municipal solid waste, decompose into methane - "a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide."

So they must cause global warming, right? Glenn reacted to the story on radio Friday.

Pointing out this came from a government website, Glenn said, "Think of how many man-hours were put into this idea."

He also said what he'd say if he was President of the United States.

"Take your crap and get out," Glenn said. "All the dumb ideas and dumb people in your department that have been encouraging you with this stuff."

Listen or read the transcript below for more.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: And, you know, it is also Halloween weekend. And I'm very concerned that I found out just recently that now jack-o'-lanterns are a significant cause of global warming.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Oh, no.

GLENN: Yeah, no, it's true. No, it's not true. But it's true they're saying that now.

STU: So it's not true in reality?

GLENN: Not true in any way, shape, or form. Sure, it's not true.

PAT: What do you mean? More than 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced end up in the trash, according to the Energy Department's website, becoming part of the more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste produced in the US every year.

GLENN: Holy cow. What happens to those pumpkins when they're just left to rot in the fields or someplace else?

PAT: Well, you just don't grow them. Stop growing pumpkins.

GLENN: So were pumpkins invented by the Halloween industry. Big Halloween?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: Around the same time the SUV came around.

GLENN: Really? I hear the SUV was invented to take the pumpkins home.

PAT: Yes, it was.

GLENN: Right. There was no room for the family and the pumpkins. And they were like, "What are we going to do?" So they started making the SUV.

STU: And coal.

GLENN: How --

STU: Coal is actually -- coal was only utilized initially because there weren't enough pumpkins. If there were enough pumpkins, they would have never needed coal.

GLENN: Well, because they didn't need to heat anything because the pumpkins were all there destroying the earth.

STU: Right. Because it was so hot back then. Is that what they're really saying right now?

PAT: Yeah, all this methane -- it decomposes into methane, right, which is a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change. More than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide. Twenty times.

GLENN: And we've been concentrating on people when it's been pumpkins the whole time.

PAT: Pumpkins and cattle.

GLENN: My gosh.

STU: So what are they suggesting we do? Are they saying don't have pumpkins for holidays?

GLENN: Eradicate the pumpkin. When God made the pumpkin, he didn't put all of this and take all of this into account. The pumpkin is something entirely nonnatural. It's 100 percent manmade. You know that.

STU: I will say some of those gourds looks like aliens. Have you ever noticed that?

GLENN: Right. They're made by big Halloween.

PAT: What they're suggesting is more biorefineries so we can turn the pumpkins into energy.


STU: How many times have we said it?

GLENN: You know, with all the things going on in today's world, this is the one I would focus on.

PAT: Right? Because this is the key to national security for one thing.

GLENN: We already know. Listen, listen, that people are the main cause of global warming.

PAT: Yes, it's not the sun.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: The sun has nothing to do with warming on this planet.

GLENN: Correct. The climate doesn't always change.

PAT: No. It's never changed before, until now.

GLENN: Exactly right. So we know it's people. Now, go with me on this thinking. We also know that it's pumpkins. Now I'll try to say that again with a straight face. We now know that scientists are telling us that global warming is caused by the heavy metal plastic that is in the pumpkin.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: So what do they say? They say, we need to make a biofuel plant that we'll throw all the pumpkins in, right?

STU: More biofuels.

GLENN: More biofuels. We'll heat houses out of the pumpkins because the pumpkins are causing global warming.

Hear me out now.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: We already know that people are the cause of global warming as well.

STU: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

GLENN: Should we not apologize to Planned Parenthood for making biofuel out of babies?

STU: That is brilliant. You're right.

GLENN: Thank you.

STU: You're right. That's the answer.

GLENN: It is the answer.

STU: The only thing we've been doing wrong so far is we're typically using --

GLENN: Garbage disposals and things like that to get rid of the baby.

STU: It's not about killing the babies. There's nothing wrong with that. But you're getting rid of them, don't put them in the garbage disposal. Burn them for fuel.

PAT: May I go further?

STU: Oh, please do.

GLENN: So you know in case you're turning in and you think we're being sarcastic, everything we just told you about the pumpkins is real, and the biofuel out of babies is also real. But go ahead.

PAT: Yeah. But what I'm now proposing is that we make biofuel out of people.

Featured Image: Children enjoy traditional candle-lit Halloween pumpkins on October 31, 2007 in London. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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