VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.
VOICE: The series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.
GLENN: That's right. Our Spotlight on Science. We've heard over and over again there's a wonderful consensus going around the world of science, global warming is real, we're all going to die in some sort of fiery flood if we don't do something and don't do it now. Well, if we don't get off our addiction to big bad oil, we're going to be cannibals in an hour. Well, I don't know if an hour. I think Ted Turner said in 10 years. We need to instead use renewable energy sources like wind and solar, right? Wouldn't that be great? I believe it was some crazy lunatic on the radio that said don't buy into that because they will never let you do it. There are lots of places that, you know, work well for soaking up the sun and harnessing the wind like California's Mojave desert. So when some projects are proposed to do just that, harness the renewable energy right there in California, you know, the leader of the fruits and nuts, the hippies are all excited. Right? Well, they would except they've got a couple of concerns, you know, about the desert and man being in the desert with a solar panel. Senator Dianne Feinstein said that putting solar and wind facilities on a parcel of 500,000 desert acres would violate the spirit of what conservationists had intended when they donated so much of the land to the public. So what's the big uproar from the conservationists? "There's a concern over what the projects might do to the aesthetics of the region." Oh, the aesthetics, the desert, all the sand and the dust and the (making wind noises) and the sun. Oh, you mean the place where if you stay out too long, you'll die. Maybe if you put a windmill there, you'll have a chance of a maintenance guy walking by you as you are dying of thirst. And the other concern would be conservationists are now worried about the tortoise population. Quote: It would do great harm to the region's desert population, the desert's tortoises. David Myers, executive director of The Wildlands Conservancy. Energy independence, unless, of course, we hurt the tortoise. "This is just what happens when you jump into bed with environmentalist nut jobs. It's impossible to please them. You never will. Stop trying to please them." These are the same people who say we are literally going to die if we don't stop burning all of this evil oil and putting all the evil carbon into the air. We will literally die! But don't do anything because it might hurt the tortoise. Excuse me, but screw the tortoise if we're all going to die.
When advancements are made in technology, they choose the tortoise population over the human population. Even the governator is annoyed. He said if we can't put solar plants in the Mojave desert, I don't know where the hell we could put them. Oh, I'm sure they know where you can put those solar panels. You learning anything, around, anything? Maybe hopping into bed with these people just isn't a workable idea, you know, that the environmentalists are wildly wrong when they're causing someone named Arnold Schwarzenegger to go, "Wait a minute. I'm not sure if this really works anymore."
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GLENN: I find myself agreeing with Arnold Schwarzenegger? What? I didn't even think that was possible, but it was.