Island Mayor Explains Natural Erosion, Al Gore Gives Warped 'Science'

A commercial crabber of more than 50 years recently stumped Al Gore with a question about climate change.

“If sea level rise is occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it?” James “Ooker” Eskridge, a longtime crabber who is also mayor of Tangier Island, asked Gore at a CNN town hall on climate change. Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay is gradually disappearing, something that Eskridge credited to ordinary erosion, not the rapidly rising sea levels predicated by climate change activists.

On radio Wednesday, Glenn listened to the Q&A fail and talked about other examples of erosion that occur in nature --- naturally.

“The cliffs of Dover weren’t always cliffs,” Glenn pointed out. Erosion is part of the natural world, not an environmental crisis. Cliffs erode, and rocks are turned into sand by the ocean. “That’s erosion,” he said.

Another example of erosion is the Grand Canyon, which was formed as the Colorado River gradually wore away the landscape, Stu noted.

“If only Al were here 150 million years ago!” Co-host Pat Gray joked.

GLENN: So I want to go to two places that people look to for credibility. And I just want to ask you: Which one has more credibility? Because I can't decide.

He's contestant number one. He used to be a vice president. He used to -- he and his wife used to lead an activist group against the -- the evils of rap lyrics. And now he's all about climate change. And here he is going to talk to a guy who is a 50-year crabber who has lived on the Chesapeake Bay. Now, what they're arguing about, so you know, is has sea level risen?

Now, just so you can put this into context, Al Gore claims that, yes, the sea level is rising. And we're all going to die of a fiery drowning death very soon.

PAT: It will be both fiery and downing --

GLENN: Both. It will be all of it.

PAT: It will. Uh-huh.

GLENN: It will be blizzard snows --

PAT: And drought.

GLENN: -- and -- and record heat. Okay? Both of them willing happening to us. And it will be a horrible, grisly death, all because of global climate change. And already -- sea levels have already risen an alarming rate. Now, what is that alarming rate? I want you to know. The width, the thinness of a dime is how much we're talking about in the rise of the sea level -- the thinness of a dime, which scientists have been able to measure by satellite, to tell us via satellite that the sea level has risen, the thinness of a dime. Now, here's a guy --

PAT: Right.

GLENN: A crabber. I mean, what does he know. And a mayor.

PAT: He's lived on this island in the Chesapeake Bay for 50 years. But come on.

GLENN: He's now able to talk to contestant number one. Yes, let me reveal him. He's the one, he's the only, Al Gore.

VOICE: I'm a commercial crabber, and I've been working the Chesapeake Bay for 50-plus years. And I have a crab house business out on the water. And water level is the same as it was when the place was built in 1970.

I'm not a scientist. But I'm a keen observer. And if sea level rise is occurring, why am I not seeing signs of it? I mean, our island is disappearing, but it's because of erosion and not sea level rise. Plus, we get a sea wall. We will lose our island. But back to the question, why am I not seeing signs of the sea level rise.

AL: What do you think the erosion is due to, Mayor?

VOICE: Wave action, storms.

AL: Has that increased any?

VOICE: Not really.

AL: So you're losing the island even though the waves haven't increased?

VOICE: Yes. This erosion has been going on since Captain John Smith discovered the island and named it. And it's gotten to our doorstep now and we focus on it more.

AL: Well, arguments about the science aren't necessarily going to be of any comfort to you. And I'm sorry for what you're going through.

GLENN: Okay. So stop for a second. Before I get to this, I just want you to know. You know, they're seeing erosion. What do you think that's caused by?

PAT: Waves.

GLENN: Waves.

PAT: Waves, you know.

GLENN: You know, I don't know if you know this, Al. But the cliffs of Dover weren't always cliffs. I know that's hard to understand, but it appears as though those cliffs have eroded. You know, sand wasn't always sand. It was rock. The black sand? That's because the land was volcanic rock. That's what makes it black.

Pink sand? Because it was coral. It wasn't always like that.

PAT: I'm telling you though, that's how dangerous this is.

GLENN: Coral was not always -- it's not pink sand. Look at the pretty pink sand. There were rocks. Waves beat over it for millions of years and break it down in various -- that's erosion.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: But...

STU: If we don't do something, we may have a hole that may turn into a canyon that may turn into a Grand Canyon.

PAT: If we don't stop the Colorado River, damn it, there's going to be a big hole in the ground.

GLENN: Wow. Wow.

STU: And look what happened.

PAT: If only Al were here 150 years ago, darn it.

STU: He's not quite that old.

GLENN: Okay. So now, he goes into his science explanation.

AL: Your neighbor is on Tangier Island. I read about you in the paper. There was an article in the Washington Post, I believe, after President Trump called you up. And won't necessarily do you any good to tell you that the scientists do say that the sea level is rising in the Chesapeake Bay and that you've lost about two-thirds of your island.

PAT: So what I'm telling you is -- and this may be a little bit demeaning, but you're too stupid to know you're being demeaned. You don't know what you're talking about.

GLENN: Right. And, by the way, that's a quote -- you know, it's a little demeaning to say this to them, but they're too stupid to understand.

PAT: To know they've been demeaned.

GLENN: That's a quote from Al Gore.

The thinness of a dime, the rise of sea level which, boy, that's a tough margin, huh? That margin of error is less than the thinness of a dime. That, yes, that's the reason why you've lost two-thirds of your island.

PAT: Of his island.

GLENN: Two-thirds of your island. And I just want you to know that experts agree.

PAT: Jeez.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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