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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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