Glenn Beck: Solar panels being blocked by...environmentalists?

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."

VOICE: You've been listening to Spotlight on Science, exclusively heard on the Glenn Beck program, America's number one source for science and science-related items.

GLENN: I find myself agreeing with Arnold Schwarzenegger? What? I didn't even think that was possible, but it was.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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