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: In order to put science in her rightful place, maybe we should revisit history way, way back before the Earth was on fire. Scientists believe that it was freezing and on its way to becoming an earthcicle. So in order to rectify the situation, they proposed sprinkling tons and tons of ash onto the ice caps. Soon after scientists feared the disappearance of the great coral reef. Scientific solutions, dump old worn tires, tires. Yeah, tires into the ocean. Scientists said put tires, old ones into the ocean to save the reef. Weird. Didn't work out, so strange. So now we're on to global warming and climate change, which was warming but now it's cooling. So now it's just changing. But anyway, that's a different story. The plan now is we've got to stop the Earth from changing somehow or another. So the list goes on and on for ways to be green. For example, if we want to save the Earth, we have to put air in our tires, recycle, plant trees, go organic, wear cotton or hemp, reduce our carbon footprint, you know, the usual. And then if we really love the planet, we should get rid of all cars altogether, not have so many children, not eat meat and, of course, pretty much view humans as a cancer, nonexistent species. Other than that, no biggie.
What would you do if you found something that would be the equivalent of taking all of the cars in the world off the road for 11 years? I mean, if you were green, you'd be on board, right? Taking all of the cars on planet Earth off the road for 11 years? My goodness. Wow. Well, what is it that could do that? Steven Chu, the U.S. secretary of energy and Nobel Prize winning scientist said yesterday that making roofs and pavements white or light colored he also thinks it would be helpful if applied to cars would help reduce global warming by both conserving energy and reflecting sunlight back into space. Besides, if aliens ever attack, they will be like, ooh, I can't even see that planet, it's so shiny. So if I make my roof white, it will be the equivalent of taking every car off the road for 11 years. When sunlight is reflected off a white or light colored surface, much of that light will pass through the atmosphere and back into space, unlike the infrared radiation emitted from the Earth's warmed up surface, which is blocked by greenhouse gases and causes global warming. So remember this next time your town or your state wants to do something green and they express it in the number of cars taken off the road. If we just paint, it would be the same as taking all of the cars in the entire world off the road for 11 years. I got good news for you. Lots of paint. And it's cheap. Energy, not so cheap. I mean, if this is true and, you know, it is from a fancy no bell and Obama approved scientist, why are we having the cap and trade and the hybrids and the government mileage mandates? Why wouldn't we be mandating that everybody get on your roof and paint your house white on the top. Everybody wear a white hat! Only white cars! Why aren't we doing that, you know? Why isn't Nancy Pelosi saying, "We are going to make this government more green by making our roofs more white!" It's almost, almost like there might be another agenda going on besides the green thing.
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