Glenn Beck: Global Warming...55 million years ago?

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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?

PAT: No.

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.

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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