So, if you were playing a drinking game where you took a shot for every time Bear Grylls congratulates President Obama on saving the world during Thursday night’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” I hope you filled out a will before doing so. Because you are no longer alive.
The episode was chock-full of global warming alarmist hysteria from start to finish, and we’ll get to that. Trust me. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t give President Obama an opportunity to relay to you how hard he thinks he works:
Obama: This is the first time I've been able to actually travel, other than just the Air Force base to refuel. So...
Grylls: - Okay, so first time—
Obama: First time, you know, setting foot in Alaskan wilderness.
Grylls: Amazing, isn't it?
Obama: And it's good company to keep.
Grylls: Thank you.
Obama: This has got to be one of the best days of my presidency. First of all, I'm not in the office. Second of all, I'm not wearing a suit.
This is coming from the same President who may have logged less suit time and office time than any President in U.S. history, considering that he in six years, had played over 7 times as much golf as George W. Bush had in his entire presidency. And again, that over a year ago.
Also interesting is how easy the world’s problems appear to Obama. With the exception of global warming of course:
Grylls: It’s quite a special moment when we come out of the forest, come over this rise, and, bam, right in front of us is this huge, giant white face of the snout at the end of the glacier. And we just kind of had a moment of taking it in and him realizing this is why he's fought so hard for all he's doing to try and protect our planet.
Obama: You know, most problems in the world, as tragic as they may be, are fixable. You know, you can reverse trends. This is one of those trends where, if it starts accelerating too fast, then we can be too late.
One would think, with all the world’s problems being so easily “fixable,” that he would have actually have tried to solve them at some point. And we as a country, and as a world, wouldn’t be descending into a pit of despair. But no, the Preezy is apparently going to keep all the solutions to the world’s problems to himself.
But just before the 25 minute mark of the show, Bear Grylls takes the show where Obama clearly wanted to go:
Grylls: So this whole valley would've been filled with the glacier. I read somewhere that what you've done with your climate change plan is the most significant thing any single human being has ever done to protect the planet.
Obama: Well, you know—
Grylls: And that's amazing. 'Cause there are so many skeptics out there. You know, were you always a convert, or did you take--how did you—
Obama: You know, I am, uh-- I'm a big believer in science.
Obama: And, you know, when I started looking at the science, it was indisputable.
Grylls: This must be one of the things that your girls, for example, are most proud of, that you're really making a mark on saving their future planet.
Obama: Well, they may be proud of me; they don't necessarily admit it right now.
Up until this point I hadn’t been playing the drinking game. But after this scene I desperately wanted to start. This is beyond nauseating. Obama credits his global warming advocacy to his belief in science, which is “indisputable” when it comes to global warming. Okay, let’s work with that.
One of the main thrusts of this episode was exposing Obama to the Harding Ice Field in Alaska, America’s largest ice mass that covers more than 300 square miles. Yet, according to the show it has shrunk by 812 feet since 2008, which is coincidentally also just before Obama became President. Which means this glacier has been dying on Obama’s watch. Though Bear didn’t ask Obama if he felt any sense of responsibility for adding to the glacier’s misery by flying an Osprey, multiple helicopters, and driving over a dozen large SUVs up to the glacier, essentially dumping an obscene amount of CO2 all over the already suffering ice.
I’m sure he meant to though.
Nonetheless, what Bear Grylls or any other thinking human could have asked Obama, if they wanted to gauge his true respect for science, is how he can say the scientific evidence is “indisputable,” when there are multiple other glaciers in Alaska that are advancing for the first time in recorded history? Like Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier that has been measured at advancing as much as 7 feet per day.
But why mess with a well-scripted narrative?