Recycling – A Fireable Offense

Glenn Beck brought the Vice President of Studio Operations at TheBlaze network onto his radio show today to yell at her about the studio’s environmental efforts and warn that:

“If anyone does anything in this company because of global warming, they’re fired.”

He specifically said he would fire anyone who purchased compact fluorescent light bulbs over incandescent bulbs unless they had a very specific reason (and he wanted to be CC’d on that reason), even after she explained that the bulbs saved money. He also warned that recyclable spoons and recyclable waste bins should never be purchased and finished with:

“Global warming is a load of socialist, communist, crap.”

The Wikipedia article on the scientific opinion on climate change is an interesting read. To me, the most telling portion is:

“No scientific body of national or international standing maintains a formal opinion dissenting from any of these main points; the last was the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, which in 2007 updated its 1999 statement rejecting the likelihood of human influence on recent climate with its current non-committal position.”

If you’re too busy to read the article, the below infographic pretty much sums it up. The shaded figures represent the percentage of climate scientists that believe global warming IS NOT man-made.

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But aside from that, let’s pretend that there actually was some controversy about global warming. Even then, it would be astounding corporate policy to fire anybody who thought differently about this “controversy.” And Beck makes it very clear in the video that he’s punishing thought, not actions, saying it’s fine if you want recycle because you “love trees.”

via Beck: ‘If Anyone Does Anything In This Company Because Of Global Warming, They’re Fired’

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