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Glenn Beck: I'll Fire Anyone Who Goes Green

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Glenn Beck thinks climate change is a “load of socialist, communist crap,” and said on his radio show he will fire anyone on his staff that vies to make his office a greener place, honing in on energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs specifically.

"I'm dead serious," Beck said. "I fire the person that starts to purchase fluorescent light bulbs, unless that is the only light bulb for a very specific reason, and I want to be cc'd on what that reason is." How about to light a dark room? Is that reason enough?

Even if you think climate change is “communist crap”—and 69 percent of Americans recognize the mounting scientific evidence of it—there’s a compelling financial argument in favor of a switch to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). According to “The Environmental Protection Agency that if every household in the United States replaced just one standard incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient one, the nation would annually save about $600 million in energy costs --- enough to power 3 million homes for a year.”

CFLs use one-fourth as much energy as older incandescent bulbs and have a longer lifespan, which translates to $28 in electricity costs in its lifetime versus $120 for incandescent bulbs. This means the CFL will save $92 and 460 kilowatt hours of energy over its lifespan.

Beck’s declaration comes two months after President Barack Obama rolled out his plan on curbing climate change.

“As a president, as a father and as an American, I am here to say we need to act,” the president told a crowd of roughly 500 people at Georgetown University in June. “I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing. And that’s why today I’m announcing a new national climate action plan, and I’m here to enlist your generation’s help in keeping the United States of America a leader, a global leader in the fight against climate change.”

Sources: Yahoo! News, Pew,, ABC News


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