Harvey Update: Anyone Traveling Over the Weekend Should Be Aware of This

In the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, a left-leaning online news host gloated about “billions of damage” to the Texas oil industry. But climate change activist or not, you will be affected by the blow to oil refineries in Texas as the price of travel rises.

“If you are thinking about going someplace for Labor Day weekend, you might want to reconsider,” Glenn warned on radio Thursday.

“I don’t know, at least in Texas, if you’re going to be able to get gas throughout the weekend,” Glenn said, detailing why Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted not only the gasoline supply for Texans but also for the rest of the country. He predicted that the hurricane’s lasting effects will be felt beyond the state, potentially affecting the price of jet fuel and flights.

In the Dallas area, people are lining up for gas, while some pumps already bear signs saying, “Sorry, out of gas.”

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GLENN: Welcome to the program. So glad that you're here. A couple things that you should be aware of. Anybody who you're hearing talk about, you know, global warming and climate crisis and how they're glad these oil refineries are shutting down and how these evil oil corporations are getting theirs now, let me just say this: If you live anywhere in Texas, you should know that 90 percent of all of the gas that is in Texas comes through Houston, those oil refineries that shut down a few days ago.

There's no new gas coming out of those oil refineries. So if you are thinking about going some place for Labor Day Weekend, you might want to reconsider because I don't know, at least in Texas, if you're going to be able to get gas throughout the weekend. Lines are already starting to form here. Four gas stations on the way in had signs on the pump. Sorry, out of gas. They don't know when they're going to get gas.

I bet this affects more than just Dallas and Texas. I would imagine. I don't know the supply lines, but I would imagine a lot of the Gulf and southwest region is supported by the oil refineries that were shut down now in Houston. And we, again, don't know when they'll open up again. Get gas today, fill your gas tanks. And make sure you have some.

And I would highly recommend that you do it today and then reevaluate your plans. Also, you should know that 42 percent of all jet fuel comes from the Gulf. So if you haven't purchased a ticket on an airplane, you might want to purchase it right now, but I would check in to see if they have a fuel surcharge. Because if you buy a ticket and a couple of weeks they have no jet fuel or jet fuel is really, really expensive, if they can add a surcharge, they will. Because there's no more jet fuel coming out of the Houston area, at least for a while.

And, again, that jet fuel services 42 percent of the airline industry in America. It's going to get very expensive to travel.

Next week, we're going to give you a look at the -- the dominoes that something like this cause. You know, people -- people think that it was the stock market in 1929 that caused the crash. It really wasn't.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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