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PRESIDENT OBAMA: We will restore science to its rightful place.
VOICE: A series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.
GLENN: So glad that he said that during his inauguration speech because, I mean, you know, Inauguration Day is the day you say, "Let's stop with the burning witches at the stake." You know what I mean? Let's stop with all of the, you know, the magic that we were dabbling in over the last eight years, let's restore science to her rightful place. And I know your scientific brain had a week off to relax because as you know, this show is filled with such deep science that it can be a little mentally challenging at times. It really or what was it the people said? I don't it was something about being mentally challenged. I don't remember. I'm not a scientist, of course, but Al Gore is.
What was that? Okay, I'm being told that technically that he's not officially a scientist but I'm sure he's got a lab jacket some place. He's back to brag about all the scientific brilliance that Barack Obama has brought into the Oval Office to save the country and the planet since January. He started his statement in the United Kingdom with this:
GORE: I bring you good news from the United States.
GLENN: Okay. Honestly I thought he was about to say, "Comrades! I bring you good news from the Western front!" Which is pretty much, pretty much what he did say.
(Playing Obama National Anthem).
GLENN: He waited a minute or two and then went on later to admit what the news was all about. He told a fawning audience about the good news of the Waxman/Markey cap and trade bill which he said was just a step in the right direction. Let me just ask you a question here. Again I'm not a scientist. I don't have my lab jacket on. But if 1400 pages is just a step in the right direction, how many pages do we need to get to the actual destination? Gore then went on to say that the bill will, quote, dramatically increase the prospects for success.
This is a key point. Someone sent me a quote about the passing of the cap and trade bill that said, quote: Never have so few stolen so much from so many to accomplish so little. And, of course, that's absolutely true. But the one part where you are going to get no argument from the left or scientists, you know, or anybody is the last part: To accomplish so little. There is no one in the world who will tell you that this bill will actually help the climate, no one. Not one, nowhere, either side. Nobody. The only thing that they will tell you is if this bill gets through the Senate and if the president signs it and if all the science is correct and if, unlike Europe, the system succeeds in lowering emissions and if our actions inspire China to forego economic growth in favor of the environment, which is definitely going to happen, and if India also is inspired in the same way and if all other countries also agree and if once everyone agrees, implements and succeeds for 40 years, four consecutive decades without any interruption, then in 150 years or so we may see some benefit to the climate. That's what they'll tell you. There is no one saying that cap and trade implemented on the world's biggest country will do any, any of that by itself. And that's why Al Gore says it's only dramatically increasing the prospect of success. But that's not the real story here. This is what it really comes down to. This is Al Gore explaining what sort of change we're really getting ready for. Listen to this.
GORE: But it is the awareness itself that will drive the change. And one of the ways it will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.
GLENN: Okay. Global governance. This is exactly what Jacques Chirac talked about. He said back in 2000 when he this is what he said, quote on cap and trade, quote: Cap and trade is the first component of an authentic global governance, end quote. The former EU environment minister admitted that the global version of cap and trade is, quote, about the economy and leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide. Let me say that again. The minister of the environment for the EU said the global version of cap and trade is, quote, about the economy, about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide, end quote. But don't worry. That shouldn't panic you at all, that shouldn't bother you at all. After all, we're all socialists now. And apparently we're all scientists now, too. Just ask Al Gore.
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