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.

GLENN: Oh.

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)

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck explain what this means for prices and for our economy.

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