Glenn Beck: BBC folds to global warming activist




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Climate Activist Got BBC to Change 'Global Temperatures Decrease' Article

GLENN:  Amazing.  The BBC ran a story on Thursday about global climate change, global warming.  Global warming.  And now how even the New York Times just added, oh, and Al Gore also said we might freeze to death.  Yeah, I don't remember that, but anyway.  So we've got this global warming problem that CO2 is going through the roof since 1998 but for some reason the Earth is not warming since 1998.  We haven't stopped the growth of CO2.  Why has all of a sudden everything, you know, stopped getting warmer?  That's weird, isn't it?  So this was reported, what, on Wednesday.  On Thursday it broke worldwide and then there was this exchange.  This is an exchange to the BBC reporter that reported that the World Meteorological Organization had said the world is going to get cooler this year.  That the temperatures are going to fall this year and there hasn't been any change in temperature since 1998.  So this environmentalist, the environmental activist decided to write the BBC and here's the exchange of e-mails.  It is absolutely amazing.  First one comes from the environmental activist, from Joe.  Climate changes.  Remember challenge any piece of media that seems it is subject to spin or skepticism.  This is on her blog.  Challenge anything that seems like it is subject to skepticism.  Challenge it.  Here's my goal for the day.  BBC actually changed an article that I requested a correction for.  Joe writes to Roger.  Roger is the author of the article on the BBC.  "Dear Roger, would you please correct a piece published today entitled global temperatures to decrease.  One, a minority of scientists question whether this means global warming has peaked.  That's the quote from the article that she wants changed.  A minority of scientists question whether this means global warming has peaked.

This is incorrect.  Several networks exist that question whether global warming has peaked but they contain very few actual scientists and the scientists they do contain are not climate scientists, so have no expertise in this area.

Stu, I would like to know if that's a standard on the IPCC report.  I'd like to know if there's a consensus of scientists because this is the point that I have made.  The scientist is a geologist.  He's not a global climate scientist.  He doesn't know anything about it.

STU:  Right.  And that goes to the point of how that thing is built which is people who have various specialties on certain little parts of it.  They include in this worldwide consensus just to build the number of scientists.

GLENN:  We have Roy Spencer on on Thursday about this very issue.  He is the guy -- he was a NASA award-winning meteorologist, global climate meteorologist.  Award winning, NASA.  No, he's discredited.  Why?  That's his expertise.  Two, global temperatures this year will be lower in 2000 than in 2007.  Roger, you should not mislead people into thinking that the sum total of the Earth's system is going to be cooler in 2008 than 2007.  For example, the ocean systems of temperature do not change in yearly time scales or massive heat sense that have shown gradual and continued warming.

Not true.  Ask NASA.  The environmentalists are trying to explain away the NASA robots that they just put into the oceans to measure the temperatures of the oceans and it shows no increased temperature.  Untrue.  Thank you for applying your attention to all of the facts and figures, Joe.  Roger writes back:  Dear Joe, no correction is needed.  If the secretary general of the WMO tells me global temperatures are going to decrease, then that's what I'm going to report.  There are scientists who question whether warming will continue as projected by the IPCC.  Best wishes, RH.

Joe writes back:  Roger, I will forward your comments unless you object to some people who may wish to add to your knowledge.  Would you be willing to publish information that expands on your original position which would give a better, clearer picture of what's going on?  Personally I think it's highly responsible to play into the hands of the skeptics who continually promote the idea that global warming is finished in 1998 when that's so patently not true.  I have spent time, a lot of my time countering their various myths and nonarguments saying no, no, no, look at the Hadley Center data.  Global warming is not over.  It is true that people are debating climate sensitivity, how exactly the Earth will respond to radiative forcing but nobody is seriously refuting that increasing greenhouse gases caused increased global temperatures.

That's where the debate is, is it not, Stu?

STU:  There's certainly debate on that.  This is where they try to make the world into this monolithic consensus.  That's not accurate.

GLENN:  I'm not debating that the thermometer is wrong.  I'm not saying I don't believe the thermometer; what are you talking about, the thermometer is -- I'm debating what is causing it.  And that's what scientists are debating.

STU:  Yeah.  They are also debating what is causing it, how much will it actually move it if it is causing it.

GLENN:  Right.  There should be a debate right now.  Global CO2 levels are going up every single year and have gone up since 1998.  Why is the climate not changing?  Why is it not going up?  I saw the chart from Al Gore.  They're directly aligned.  Why isn't it happening?

STU:  Yeah.  And if you listen to the interview with Roy Spencer here, he talked about 1998 because 1998 was an El Nino year.  It was very warm that year.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STU:  But from 2000 -- he goes out of his way to point out, well, don't measure it from there, just measure it the last seven years, from 2001 to 2008.  This's probably a slight down trend, if anything.

GLENN:  As time goes by, it's counterproductive to indicate the Earth cooling down as data tells you the opposite.  As time goes down, listen to this, the infant science of climatology improves.  The infant science of climatology improves.  This is from a climate environmentalist activist.  She herself is saying the science of climatology is in its infant stage.  Why would we do it -- if your infant said the house was going to catch on fire because the toaster is getting warmer and soon the entire house will be on fire, would you listen to your infant?  I wouldn't.  I might want to see that infant gain a little more knowledge, gain a little more experience.  Please do not do a disservice to your readership by leaving the door open to doubt.  Who's silencing whom?

He writes back, the articles made these points quite clear.  We can't ignore the fact that skeptics have jumped on the lack of increase since 1998.  It's appearing regularly now in the general media but to tackle this and explain it was exactly what I've done.  If people feel like the debate is being censored, it makes them suspicious.  Roger, wait until you hear the followup e-mails and then mysteriously all of a sudden the article changes.  Coming up in a second.

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GLENN:  888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK.  So the BBC on Thursday releases an article from the World Meteorological Organization that says that the temperature this year is going to go down.  I want to make it very clear.  Even if it does go down, you're a moron if you look at a global temperature in one year period.  I mean, you are just, you are an idiot.  And anybody with half a brain would not say, "Oh, there's no global" -- it's like people who are -- you know, really hot days last summer.  "See, it's evidence of global warming."  No, it's not.  No, it's not.  Really cold days and it was like September and it snowed and be like, see, there's no global warming.  This doesn't mean anything.  You've got to look at it over a several year period.  The longer, the better.  But the meteorological organization, the World Meteorological Organization came out last week and said looks like global warming has stopped.  This year it's going to be cooler than it was last year.  So it's this debate back and forth and we're highlighting it and linking it there on the front page of GlennBeck.com.  But the first part is this woman, she's an environmental climate, environmental activist who's saying you've got to challenge on her blog, you've got to challenge all these people and here's what I've done and so she writes the reporter and she's got this exchange back and forth and the reporter's like, the article stands as it is.  Not changing it.  We've done this.  And if I change my article, then it's going to -- people are going to fill like it's censored which makes them suspicious.  This is what -- I was told this is what I printed.  So she writes back, hey, Roger, this is the third e-mail back.  "When you're in the tube in London, I expect that you occasionally glance at a headline, someone turns the page and you think, really?  Wow.  You don't even read the whole article.  You just get the headline.  A lot of people who read the first few paragraphs of what you say and not read the rest, A, dismiss your writing as it seems that you have been manipulated by the skeptics; or B, jump on it with glee and e-mail their mates and say, see, global warming has stopped.  They only get the headline which is why it's so utterly essential that you give the full picture or as full as you can in the first few paragraphs.  Isn't it interesting how many times on this program we have said, wait a minute, look at the facts.  Here the tenth paragraph in, or on the continuing page.  Then it starts to say the other side, "Oh, no, no, no, that's just -- just have to tell the story that way."  No, you don't.  You are burying the lead.  That's what it's called.  Your word "Debate," this is not an issue of debate.  This is an issue of emerging truth.  You got that?  Control the language and you win the war.  It's not a debate.  It's an issue of emerging truth.  So this is true.  It just hasn't fully emerged yet.  "I don't think you should worry about whether people feel they are counting some sort of conspiracy or suspicious that the full extent of the truth is being withheld from hem.  Every day more information is added to the stack showing the desperate plight of the planet.  It would be better if you did not quote the skeptics.  Their voice is heard everywhere on every channel.  They are deliberately obstructing the emergence of truth."

Stu, do you happen to have any stats on how their voices are everywhere?

STU:  Well, I have them in America where ABC has featured global warming dissent at a 1:7 ratio.  So seven global warming alarmist articles, representatives to every one skeptic.

GLENN:  Okay.

STU:  Overall, in all the news organizations, 1:1 against skeptics.  And CBS did a great one which was 38:1.  And only 11% across the board of all the stories mentioned how much it would actually cost.  11%.  Not an important detail in any of these stories.

GLENN:  Listen to this one.  I would ask that you reserve the BBC Online channel for emerging truth.  Otherwise I would have to conclude that you are insufficiently educated to be able to know when you have been psychologically manipulated and that makes you an unreliable reporter.  Do you hear the threat?  I'm about to send your comments to others that you are insufficiently educated to be able to know when you're being psychologically manipulated.  And that would make him an unreliable reporter.  I'm about to send your comments to others for contribution unless you do not -- they are likely to want to post your comments on forums.  So please indicate if you do not want this to happen.  You may appear in an unfavorable light because it would be said that you have turned your head -- you've had your head turned by the skeptics.  A threat!  Basically "I will destroy your career" because that's what they do.  Response?  From a guy who just wrote, "I've made all these points, it's very clear.  This is what I was told.  The story remains unchanged."  After that he writes, "Have a look in 10 minutes and tell me if you're happier.  We've changed the headline and more."  Unbelievable.

STU:  Interesting, too, Glenn.  If you look at the e-mails, the first e-mail that she sent is at 10:12 a.m. by 11:28 they've got a change from a major worldwide media source on this, something they had already addressed in the article anyway.  One e-mailer gets the BBC to fold in less than an hour and a half.

GLENN:  Unbelievable.  Just unbelievable. 

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Ross Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways that prove the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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