Wednesday, July 15, 2009
O' Reilly lies about global warming and makes Glenn Beck look like a genius
Billo says “No” to Cap and Trade (and rightfully so), but ordains the reasoning behind it
by Larry Simons
July 15, 2009
On last night’s The O’ Reilly Factor, disinformation slugs O’ Reilly and Glenn Beck were discussing the Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Cap and Trade). Brace yourself. This may be the first and last time you ever see these two right about the same issue again.
Billo correctly called it a ‘con’ while Glenn Beck correctly stated that no matter what you believed about global warming, the Cap and Trade legislation will not do anything to solve the problem. A part of me just knew that one of these two goons couldn't make it to the end of the segment without saying something idiotic or false. My intuition is still batting 1.000.
As Billo was telling Beck that he believed in global warming and acknowledging that Beck did not, Billo said, “I am gonna give you a thermometer for Christmas”. Beck correctly responded by telling Billo, “Temperature peaked 11 years ago. I was with you on global warming. I’ve said this over and over again…you have to be a dummy if you don’t look at the thermometer. The thermometer was showing that it was going up, k? Peaked 11 years ago”, to which O’ Reilly replied:
“Yeah, but the last, in the last 8 years, have been 7 of the warmest years on record”. Beck replies, “Don’t believe that’s true”, to which O’ Reilly says, “Yeah, it is, check it out, check it out, we did.”
watch the video
Only O’ Reilly can make Glenn Beck look like an educated researcher. Of course, as is the case 99% of the time, O’ Reilly is incorrect. Since global temperatures reached its peak in 1998, temperatures dropped significantly in 1999 and 2000 and have risen some since, but leveled off steadily between 2003-2007 but dropped significantly again in 2008.
The chart below, which shows global temperatures since 1893, shows clearly that from right around 1910 until 1960 were our “warmest years on record”. Global temperatures rose again in the early 1970’s as well. Where were the global warming alarmists between 1910 and 1960, and again in the early 70’s? Nowhere. Why? Because temperatures fluctuate, that’s why. In fact, the temperatures have been taking a rapid decline recently.
Last year it was reported that North America had received it’s highest snowfall in over 50 years. Wisconsin was hit by it’s highest snowfall in recorded history. Other states like Florida, Minnesota and Texas also recorded sub-freezing temperatures. It was so bad in Texas early last year that the Dept. of State and Health Services had to issue this warning.
Early last year, China was hit with its coldest winter in 100 years and ironically, even FOX News reported Baghdad’s first snowfall ever. It appears that Billo needs the thermometer for Christmas!
The irony of O’ Reilly making the claim that “7 of the last 8 years” were “the warmest on record” and his anger over the Obama administration agenda to launch the biggest tax hike in the history of the United States is staggering. O’ Reilly is basically saying that he is angry that these criminals in Washington want to do this to the American people, but he agrees as to their reasoning behind it!
Goodness, even Glenn Beck didn’t stoop that low!
Also posted at PrisonPlanet here