VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents Spotlight on Science.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We will restore science to its rightful place.
VOICE: A series dedicated to President Obama's passion for everything science.
GLENN: Well, we live in a world where it's crazy to think that maybe some of the science isn't so settled. Maybe some of it might have nothing to do with science whatsoever. First of all, a report we brought you last week, 55 million years ago there was a massive shift in the climate that dwarfs our current warming. We pointed out that there were no Cadillac Escalades 55 million years ago. There is an update on that. There were no Cadillac Escalades 55 years ago. So it couldn't have been man that caused that big climate shift. But looking at the report further, there is something we left out. Not only were there no Cadillac Escalades, so it couldn't have been manmade carbon dioxide that made the change. It wasn't even carbon dioxide that changed that caused the change, not even natural. Manmade, natural, nothing to do with carbon dioxide. What does it mean? From the hard rightwing source of USA Today, quoting that other hard rightwing source Nature Geoscience, quote: Could the best climate models, the ones used to predict global warming, all be wrong?
GLENN: No, that's crazy talk. Maybe it's just me, but if they're wrong, then they wouldn't be the best, right? So they couldn't. The best couldn't be right because the best wouldn't be wrong.
STU: Although with global warming you could make the argument that the least wrong is the best. You could still be wrong and still be the best.
GLENN: Well, they wouldn't be wrong. They just wouldn't be as right as we thought.
STU: Until we think they're right again.
GLENN: Correct. The report found that only half of the warming that occurred during natural climate change 55 million years ago can be explained by excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What caused the remainder of the warming is... wait for it, wait for it. A mystery! A mystery? Let's call Simon Hugh. He's great. What does that mean, Mr. Scientist? Quote: In a nutshell theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record, end quote. This according to oceanographer Gerald Dickens, study, author and professor of science at Rice University in Houston. Quote, there appeared by the way, Gerald, I just want to say it's been nice your career has been nice, it really has. And I hope you enjoyed it. It was a cute little career. Your happiness, you know, your standing as a good member of science community, it was all I hope you took photos. Anyway, he says something fundamentally is wrong here with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models.
Well, before you get angry at the scientific community, remember this is what science is. Most scientists do their best to find the truth. When they discover what was it? Oh, yeah. Something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked, many will admit it. Unfortunately, the highest profile scientists to people today is that world renowned, Nobel Prize winning scientist Al Gore. And Al could care less about finding the truth. He's only interested in going green. Not eco green. Currency green.
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.