Glenn Beck, the conservative broadcaster, said on-air that he would fire any employee who buys fluorescent light bulbs, saying that “global warming is a pile of crap.”
“I am dead serious,” he said on a show, as he laughed. “I fire the person that starts to purchase fluorescent light bulbs unless that is the only light bulb for a specific reasons and I want to be CC’ed on what that reason is.”
However, despite the bold statement, it is unclear how serious Beck was.
“If you’re doing anything in this company because of global warming, you’re fired…Global warming is a pile of crap…a load of socialist, communist crap,” he said, which was first reported by environmental website Grist.
He also said that his broadcaster, Mercury Radio Arts, banned recyclable cardboard boxes and spoons. They will “never be purchased in this company again,” he said. “If we have to recycle light bulbs–fine,” he said.
“If you want to do it because you love trees, I get it … but if anyone does anything because of global warming, they’re fired,” he added.
Forbes pointed out that more than 80 percent of American office buildings have linear fluorescent bulbs, according to the Department of Energy.
And Pew Research in March found that around 70 percent of Americans believe that climate change is real.
It said, “A survey in March found that 69% of Americans agree there is solid evidence the earth is warming, only 33% described it as a ‘very’ serious problem, while another 32% said it was ‘somewhat serious.’”