GLENN: I don't think so.
Hello, America. Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program. We're glad you're here.
There's a book out called Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me. We've talked about it a couple of times. I went and I earmarked some things in this that are -- the book is trying to understand cognitive dissonance and why we -- why we have such an aversion to making an apology or -- or saying, yeah, that was my fault. When we claim we are hungry for people to do that. We are in our own lives don't do that. Some amazing stories out of this book I want to share with you, and how they apply to our life.
Also, we want to get to the big news. There is big breaking news out of Miami that is stunning and I'm -- I'm not sure why the media is not -- don't laugh.
PAT: No, I'm -- it's only so I wouldn't cry. That's why.
GLENN: It is -- you know, Al Gore was on television yesterday telling a story. And it's more than a story.
PAT: It's heart-wrenching.
GLENN: It's heart-wrenching. And it's news. It's hard news. And why the media won't cover this is beyond me.
PAT: It's a cover-up. It's a cover-up.
GLENN: Call Alex Jones. Wait until you hear the latest from Al Gore. We begin there, right now.
GLENN: Welcome to Monday. So glad that you are with us. Let's start with Al Gore breaking some pretty amazing news yesterday on Fox. Listen to this.
MEGYN: In 2006, you made the following comments as part of your publicity for the movie. You said unless we took, quote, drastic measures, the world would reach a point of no return within ten years, and you called it a true planetary emergency. We're 11 years later, weren't you wrong?
AL: Well, we have seen a decline in emissions, on a global basis. For the first time they've stabilized and started to decline.
GLENN: Stop for a second.
PAT: He always changes the parameters there. Because he was -- the question was, you said we had to take drastic measures. Now, everybody knows drastic measures have not been taken. They've not been taken. And we're still not in a crisis.
GLENN: Well, here's the deal. Here's the deal: He is using the 2008 financial crisis and the global recession that we have been in as a good thing.
PAT: Uh-huh. That's true. That is true.
STU: That is the best proven way to reduce emissions is economic catastrophe. It happened in the Soviet Union.
GLENN: Yes. Yes. Yes.
PAT: Still, those were not drastic measures. You know, the economic downturn did not cause drastic changes.
GLENN: But it's also not the way carbon emissions work. You don't stop driving your car and then tomorrow, the earth is like, oh, I can breathe for a --
PAT: Exactly. And he would admit that, right?
STU: Of course. It's up to 200 years, between 80 and 200 years usually for CO2 to dissipate out of the atmosphere.
PAT: It's crazy.
GLENN: So if we stopped it all, it would still take a minimum of 80 years.
PAT: If you stopped all cars --
GLENN: It would still take a minimum of 80 years to impact the earth.
STU: So it's got nothing to do with -- by the way, leveling off because of, largely, a financial crisis. And some other factors. But, still, this is not like some incredible downturn.
PAT: No. Nothing drastic has happened.
GLENN: So he's saying that we're not seeing the results that he predicted in the movie. Because we've had a leveling off. Which he said, the only drastic measures happening today would be able to stop them.
AL: Well, the responses over the last ten years have helped.
PAT: Have helped.
AL: But unfortunately, regrettably -- a lot of serious damage has been done. Greenland, for example, is losing 1 cubic kilometer of ice every single day.
I went down to Miami and saw a fish from the ocean swimming in the streets on a sunny day. The same thing is true in Honolulu.
GLENN: Wait. Wait.
PAT: Wait. In Honolulu. I missed that the first time. It's Miami and Honolulu, where fish are swimming in the streets on sunny days.
PAT: That is heart-wrenching. Heart-wrenching.
GLENN: Now, how did the news media miss this?
PAT: I don't know.
GLENN: As you were driving your car in Miami, I want to hear from you now. Are you seeing the fish swimming in the street next to you on a sunny day?
PAT: And why are Americans in America hiding that? Why won't they tell America?
GLENN: They're hiding it. Are they all working for Halliburton?
PAT: Of course, they are. Of course, they are. They must all be on the payroll. Fish are swimming in the streets, on sunny days!
GLENN: How many global warming supporters -- people who say, I support Al Gore. How many of them had to die to cover up the video footage of the --
PAT: Too many.
GLENN: -- fish swimming in the streets of Honolulu and Miami?
JEFFY: Got to be video footage. Right? Got to be.
GLENN: Got to be.
PAT: When you take out your cell phone if that was happening in Dallas, I would get my camera out and shoot that.
STU: Now, of course, fish, as you may know, live in water. Occasionally when it floods in various areas, there are fish that could be theoretically on a street.
PAT: Not on a sunny day, for the love of heaven, Stu.
STU: But the Miami is an interesting addition. This was actually something Barack Obama has talked about as well.
STU: This is in 2015. He says, I think -- this is in 2015. I think as the signs around climate change is more accepted, as people start realizing that even today you can put a price on the damage that climate change is doing, you know, you go down to Miami. And when it's flooding at high tide on a sunny day and fish are swimming through the middle of the streets, you know, there's a cost to that.
PAT: How much does it cost?
PAT: How much does that cost for the fish?
STU: Well, there's a fish toll to cross the street.
JEFFY: Thirty-five cents.
PAT: Fish on land. I think that is -- yes, there is a toll.
GLENN: And here's the problem, fish don't have pockets. They have no place -- if you don't have a toll tag -- they don't have a toll tag --
-- to where they get the sun pass. Where they can just --
PAT: This is unbelievable. Do we have Miami residents who are willing to fess up to this cover-up?
GLENN: Now, there's a difference between -- there's a difference between when there's a storm, when there's a tornado, when there's a flood, and just the other day, I saw fish swimming in the streets on a sunny day.
JEFFY: Not to him.
GLENN: I know. Not to him.
STU: By the way, the title of the story that I read that story from: Do fish really swim in Miami streets? Well, not exactly.
And it's the Miami Herald, by the way.
PAT: So great.
GLENN: When did that come out?
STU: 2015. And Gore was also talking about it in --
GLENN: And he's still talking about it --
STU: So this is still one of his lead arguments. The other one being that he called the flood in New York City.
PAT: Yeah, that's a big one. Because that is a prediction come true. That's a straight-out lie. It's a straight-out lie.
STU: I mean, it's a straight-out lie. But the levels this man has to go to, to accomplish this lie is fascinating. Because he said -- well, in the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, he shows the World Trade Center memorial site being flooded. And he's like, this is what would happen.
PAT: And if Greenland were to melt, it would --
STU: Well, this is the point because he starts with that. And his new pitch is, see, I told you, the World Trade Center could flood, and it happened way before I said. That's his new pitch for the sequel of the Inconvenient Truth.
PAT: And according to some of the research from Dr. Maslowski in some summer months.
GLENN: I was actually reading something that quoted a Dr. Maslowski.
GLENN: And I'm like, shut up. It can't be the same guy. It's not. There's another Dr. Maslowski.
STU: That's another long-time Al Gore quote if you're a long-time listener. So he -- so he says this.
STU: First of all, what he predicted was not a temporary two-day flood from Sandy, which he's trying to take credit for now.
PAT: As of Greenland melted, come on.
STU: He predicted a permanent flood of these areas. A permanent flood caused by the entire melting of the Greenland ice shelf. So there's no ice in Greenland at all anymore. Okay?
It all melts. Falls into the sea. The sea level rises 20 feet, and then these areas are flooded like this. He's taking credit as if that prediction was right. Now, what's amazing about it, is he plays a clip from the movie to explain how right he is.
Legitimately, the sentence -- it's either the sentence before or the sentence after it, explains that what he is saying is not true. It talks about how Greenland would have to melt, or half of west Antarctica would have to melt, and half of Greenland, for this to happen. Which we know has not happened, as he just explained in that clip, where he says, what is it? 1 cubic kilometer or whatever he says.
PAT: Whatever it is. Yeah, which is also kind of picking and choosing his stats. Because it's growing in some areas. The ice is growing in some areas and melting in others. That's what happened -- it happened in the '30s. It happened in the '50s. When it warms up on the planet, Greenland melts a little bit. And then in some other places, it actually increases its ice mass. So he's always doing this. Picking and choosing his numbers and changing the parameters of things.
GLENN: I'm just so glad that we're not like that. That we'll admit that we're wrong when we're wrong.
PAT: Yeah. He will not. He's got too much invested in this.
GLENN: Yeah, I know. But you're going to end up -- do people not care about how you're remembered? I mean --
PAT: No, because the media helps him with how they're remembered. Look how celebrated this guy is. He's nothing, but a charlatan and a liar. But he's celebrated --
GLENN: But how is the media going to be remembered? I just think everything is going to come undone with all of this stuff. Lies only stand for so long. The truth eventually comes out. It may not be in the next five years or 20 years. But eventually, everybody is like -- everybody makes fun of Al Gore. At some point, Al Gore's children to great-grandchildren are sitting in class going, oh, jeez. I'm not brining up my stupid great grandfather.
STU: I don't know. I'm less and less confident of that fact every day.
PAT: Look at how Woodrow Wilson is remembered.
STU: It's starting to turn around. So that's positive.
PAT: It's starting to.
GLENN: It's taken 100 years, but he was the president of the United States.
STU: Yeah, but he's been dead for 100 years. He doesn't care what happens to him now. I mean, he may have cared at the time.
JEFFY: Al Gore should have been the president of the United States, I'll tell you that.