You really have to see this whole transcript to appreciate just how *fucking* stupid this guy is. And I really mean it- low I.Q. type stupid.
GLENN: Okay, here's the headline. I don't have it in front of me. Do you happen to have the headline in front of you? It's like, no ice this summer on the North Pole. STU: Yes, something like that.
GLENN: Okay. And it talks about how there's just record ice melts. It's just never, ever been like this ever before. No ice this summer at the North Pole. Okay. Then if you click on through it, you will see a chart. Now, maybe I'm reading this wrong, Stu, and you're our in-house global warming expert. Maybe I'm reading this wrong but doesn't the chart show from 1970 to today the average melting of the ice, right?
STU: Yeah. And, of course, obviously it melts every year at generally the same pace. [Bullshit!]
GLENN: Okay. Then I think it was last year, was the bottom line last year? STU: Yeah, the bottom line, the yellow line would be last year.
GLENN: Okay. Last year it melted at a faster rate but it still paralleled the line but it was slightly below it. STU: Yes.
GLENN: This year it's in between the top line and the bottom line. STU: Yeah. And the top line is the average from 1970 now into 2000.
GLENN: Right. And today for some reason everybody's freaking out that it is melting faster than ever before when their own chart shows that it's not melting faster than ever before. It's melting less than it did last year. And just slightly under the average. It's incredible.
I have no idea what chart Glenn is looking at, but this one here is accurate. The truth is that the arctic ice has been declining by an average of 44,000 square Km per year (twice the size of New Jersey). Glenn can't read a chart any 8th grader should be able to read. . What he calls the "average" line from 1970 to present is a running average or trend line with an obvious almost eerily linear downwards slope. One scientist believes there is about a 50-50 chance for the first ice free north pole in recorded history. Is Glenn Beck this stupid? No. He's lying outright. He knows it. He does it purposely. He knows his audience are a bunch of dimwitted fools. He doesn't care. Then in the next segment he probably discussed his religious faith or something. Addition: Glen Beck's chart. Lol. He thinks that because this year is slightly below the moving average, that's good for his case.