Glenn Beck: Clueless About Photosynthesis

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In the midst of urging his listeners to cut down old trees for Earth Day, Glenn Beck argued that carbon dioxide is not poison. Beck asked, “How can carbon dioxide be poison when it is naturally occurring and trees need it to grow?”

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

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Beck urged people to stop with the lies about carbon dioxide. In other news Glenn also appeared not to know what photosynthesis is. He doesn’t seem to understand the basic relationship between plants and people. He disagreed with Stu that photosynthesis is the process that plants use. For human beings, CO2 is waste product, which can poison in high quantities. I know that many Glenn Beck listeners are likely to not believe me, so I have come up with a simple three part test that you can try at home.

3 Steps to Prove that CO2 is Poisonous :

You will need a plastic bag, a role of tape, a friend (This test is also good for convincing your friends who don’t believe that they need oxygen to survive).

1). Take the plastic bag, and put it over your head. (Note: Check the plastic bag for any holes before you place it over your head. The test will not work with a ripped or torn bag).

2). Have your friend securely tape the bag around your neck. (You could try to do this on your own, but it is much easier to have a friend do it for you).

3). Breathe normally.

I understand that Beck is trying to get ratings but did he have to pick the most insane anti-global warming argument that there is? This is a popular position among the anti-climate change crowd, but they conveniently miss the point of the discussion. No one claims that CO2 itself is poisonous. The toxic effect comes from too much CO2 being omitted.

Just like the Glenn Beck listener with the plastic bag over their head, too much carbon dioxide is also bad for the planet, and will eventually kill it. I am no global warming crusader, but Glenn Beck is the one who needs to stop with the lies, not the scientists.

5 Replies to “Glenn Beck: Clueless About Photosynthesis”

  1. I hope Glenn Beck fans know you are being facetious in telling them to tape a plastic bag around their heads. The mental caliber of his audience leads me to fear a rash of asphyxiations tomorrow.

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  3. Right on, buddy! You said it! It’s about time someone put that conservative nut monkey in his place! I can’t wait till our glorious leaders pass legislation to regulate this poisonous gas. But once we ban CO2, we can’t stop there. We NEED to work on regulating the number ONE contributor to global warming. I’m talking, of course, about the poisonous gas H2O (colloquially referred to as “water vapor”). EVERYONE knows that CO2 only contributes to somewhere between 9% and 26% of that horrific global warming and water vapor (the real culprit) contributes to global warming up to 72%!!!!!!!!! While those right wing wackos have us arguing about CO2, they have us COMPLETELY distracted and neglecting the egregious effects of that poisonous gas WATER VAPOR. Additionally, everyone KNOWS there is more water vapor than CO2 created from burning gasoline. Putting these two facts together … you get a RECIPE FOR DISASTER!

    Now I hear some of you CRAZY Glenn Beck followers saying “But Ben! Water vapor is not a poison!” to which I would reply “You couldn’t be MORE wrong, fool.” Just try this simple experiment (you’ll need a bath tub with a drain that can be plugged and running water):

    1). Plug up the bathtub and fill it with about 12 inches of water.
    2). Have your friend submerge your head under the water and hold it there. (You could try to do this on your own, but it is much easier to have a friend do it for you).
    3). Breathe normally.

    Even MORE evidence of the dangers of H2O is that excessive amounts of it leads to a phenomenon called “flooding” which is DIRECTLY responsible for the deaths of millions of people around the world in the last 100 years alone!

    Stand with me my brothers and sisters and stop the killer called H2O!! We need to regulate water vapor now!

  4. Further to Ben Gleck’s comment that H2O is dangerous.

    I must heartily agree, DiHydrogen Monoxide (Die-High as its known on the street) is an unstoppable scourge thats addicting our nations children at an alarming rate, as it has become trendy and more expensive more of today’s youth are unable to stop using H2O (with new street names and designer variants emerging all the time).

    I recently caught my daughter downstairs taking this substance in the middle of the night. She had said she woke up needing a glass of Die-Hy laced water. Thats when i set up my concerned mothers group “SAY NO TO H2O”.

    Join us at our website and fight this new addiction destroying America.

  5. Further to Ben Gleck’s comment that H2O is dangerous.

    I must heartily agree, DiHydrogen Monoxide (Die-High as its known on the street) is an unstoppable scourge thats addicting our nations children at an alarming rate, as it has become trendy and more expensive more of today’s youth are unable to stop using H2O (with new street names and designer variants emerging all the time).

    I recently caught my daughter downstairs taking this substance in the middle of the night. She had said she woke up needing a glass of Die-Hy laced water. Thats when i set up my concerned mothers group “SAY NO TO H2O”.

    Join us at our website and fight this new addiction destroying America!

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