Glenn Beck: Spotlight on Science - Dr. Carter


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.

VOICE: A series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.

GLENN: Yes, that's right. We're restoring science into her rightful place. Dr. Bob Carter, he's a pail I don't climatologist, marine geologist studying climate back, you know, 65 million years or so. But he only has 40 years of experience out of 65 million years of data. So what do you know? Dr. Bob Carter, welcome back to the program. How are you, sir?

CARTER: Hello, Glenn, it's great to be with you again. And he's Australian to boot. So what would you know indeed?

GLENN: I know. You are living on the other side of the Earth. You are standing upside down all day, blood rushing to your head.

CARTER: That's right, head in the sand and all the rest of them.

GLENN: So Dr. Carter, you are in New York now because they are having the big global warming convention that's happening again and boy, oh, boy, I don't know what it's like. I think heat rises. I'm not sure, but we may have the whole world upside down because it's cold on this side of the planet.

CARTER: Well, that's true, but it's not cold at the conference center and there's about 700 people here, which is almost twice as many as last year.

GLENN: Yeah.

CARTER: And the conference is full steam ahead. It's very successful, and it's astonishing the number of papers which are presenting sensible what we call empirical factorially or experimentally-based science which flies in the face of this hysterical global warming scare that we're surrounded by. So what this conference is about is providing public statements about the simple factual science which shows that we don't actually have a human-caused global warming crisis at the moment.

GLENN: I don't understand how people don't get the fact that -- I mean, has anyone asked about how hot it used to be and then how cold it used to be? How do they even respond to that, that they pretend like the Earth has always been a constant temperature.

CARTER: Well, your mentioning 65 million years is a case on point. The intergovernmental panel on climate change, the United Nations body that deals with this, it largely deals with temperature measurements, and we only have those for the last 150 years. Now, that's a trivial period of time over which to look at climate change. So they say rightly that at the moment, or rather back in 1998, because at the moment we're actually cooling. But back in 1998 we reached the peak of a temperature warming that had lasted for almost 20 years. Now, that point that was the warmest in the recorded 150 year-long record of thermometers. But that's just a tiny point in time. And if you go back and look at those earlier geological records that you indicated, going back indeed ultimately to 65 million years and beyond, you find that time and again the planet has been warmer by at least several degrees in the day. And even more to the point,

20,000 years ago it was about 6 to 7 degrees colder and we had a kilometer of ice over New York when we had the last great ice age. So natural climate change happens. Make no doubt about it. It's also dangerous, as you learned in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina, and Australia has just learned with bush fires in the southern part of the continent and at the very same time last month in February, floods over 62% of the state of Queensland was declared a disaster area. Now, these are natural climactic disasters. We certainly need a policy to deal with them. But human-caused warming in contrast with those real weather events, human-caused warming is a hypothetical thing that we still haven't been able to measure or identify despite spending now over $50 billion, 20 years and thousands of talented scientists trying to document it. We can't find it.

GLENN: Okay. Let me go back to Australia here for a second because you say we need policies to deal with things. We've got to be careful on that because if I'm not mistaken, I mean, I've seen it in California where, you know, you can't -- you know, the little lost hamster, you know, from the second grade, we can't do anything to harm the environment because there was a hamster that escaped from the second grade class and so we can't touch any of the national habitat now in California. And that leads to fires --

CARTER: Absolutely.

GLENN: -- and underbrush. Did you not have a guy who was pilloried in the press over in Australia, paid a gigantic fine because he clearcut all of the wood, the forest around his house and the environmentalists said you are a killer and everything else, but he's the only house that survived this last fire?

CARTER: Correct. Only too true, Glenn. But both in California and Australia what you're dealing with is policy, but it's bad policy. And the fact that that is bad policy does not remove the necessity to have better and indeed best policy. Now, the IPCC's Plan A has always been to stop climate change, which is a ridiculous idea in the first place, but to stop climate change because they say it's being driven by carbon dioxide emissions and if we reduce emissions, we will stop the warming. Well, that patently, Plan A, has not worked. We've had the Kyoto protocol. It hasn't made a blind bit of difference to global warming. You can introduce a tax and trade bill which you're thinking of doing in the U.S. congress because Hurricane Katrina was a real natural climactic event which killed people. In Australia, 200 people --

GLENN: Here's your Plan B. You understand that climate happens.

CALLER: That's correct.

GLENN: Climate changes.

CALLER: Correct.

GLENN: And you build levees that stand. Or call me crazy; you don't live below sea level. There's another crazy idea.

CARTER: Correct. You plan much better for the future and you adapt to the climate changes that happen because they are going to happen. The idea you can stop climate change is the silliest policy idea to ever appear on the planet.

GLENN: You wrote an e-mail to the show to one of my producers. You were in San Francisco.

CARTER: Lovely city. I was indeed.

GLENN: It is a lovely city. But you obviously didn't leave your hotel -- you didn't talk to anybody?

CARTER: No.

GLENN: Well, then you have the right impression. It is a lovely city. So you were there and you said you've been watching the show for the last few days, the TV show.

CARTER: Yeah.

GLENN: And you think the premise that I have on the WE Surround Them is the answer also for the global warming debate. Why is that?

CARTER: I think it's the answer for a lot of things, Glenn. I think the politicians reinforcing the spin they produce and the media that supports that are often completely out of touch with what the real public opinion is. Now, my numbers were slightly different to yours, but I estimate that if you look at the global warming scare, about 5% of people deny it altogether. They say climate change isn't an issue, don't need any policy and so on. They wouldn't even be bothered about Hurricane Katrina. So that's not a problem. On the other hand there's about 20% of persons who are genuinely convinced that global warming heralds disaster and it's our fault. Now, 20 plus 5 on the two extremes is 25, and that leaves 75% in the middle of most people who -- and this is also true of scientists, I believe, as well as the general public who actually say a plague on both the extreme houses, they're both wrong. What we need is some sensible, politically acceptable policy which will actually solve the problem. What is the problem? The problem is natural climate change. We have to be able to cope better with things like Katrina and the great Australian fires and floods we've just had. It's an imperative on any politician. And what are the politicians doing in the state? They are sitting around trading within industry and other special interests trying to introduce tax and trade legislation that is going to crucify economies which around the world are already reeling from the financial crisis.

GLENN: Well, that just makes too much sense. Dr. Bob Carter, let me just -- because I've only got about 30 seconds. Is it true that there are more scientists now starting to walk away from global warming science and saying, you know what, I believed in it but now there's some more evidence. It seems that the tide has turned.

CARTER: It is. And the heartland conference I'm at is helping. But it's swinging dramatically. President Václav Klaus of the general public released a new poll a couple of days ago released a new poll that shows that only 11% of the people in the Czech Republic thinks humans have anything to do with global warming.

GLENN: But they're Czechoslovakian. It's like why listen to you. The blood is in your head all the time. You come over here once in a while so you don't have a headache. Dr. Bob Carter, I've got to run but thank you very much, sir, we'll talk to you again.

GLENN: Thanks, Glenn. Bye.

On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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