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2018-10-08 20:13:32 UTC
Bill Nye Shreds Climate Change Denier, Slams CNN For Giving Skeptic A
Platform On Earth Day
When someones name has been followed for decades by the words the Science
Guy, its a pretty safe bet that person takes science pretty darned
seriously, which is definitely the case with Bill Nye.
Nye, who participated in Saturdays March for Science, was invited to
appear on CNN that day which also happened to be Earth Day and he spoke
passionately about climate change.
However, CNN also brought in a climate change denier to provide an
alternative viewpoint, but his outlandish claims during the segment led Nye
to scold CNN for providing a platform to promote views about climate change
that have been refuted by the vast majority of the scientific community.
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William Happer, a Princeton physicist who is an outspoken climate change
skeptic, told viewers that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere are actually a good thing. You can see the greening of the
earth already, from the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,
Happer also dismissed those who do believe the overwhelming evidence about
climate change as alarmists, stating that the temperature is not rising
nearly as fast as the alarmists computer models predicted So the whole
basis for the alarmism is not true.
At this point, Nye could no longer hold back. Thats completely wrong,
Nye retorted. Say what you will, but you have it absolutely wrong Hes
cherry-picking a certain model. The heat ended up in the ocean. This is not
controversial in mainstream science, everybody.
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Noted Nye: Weve got an extraordinary situation here in the United States,
where climate change deniers have managed to introduce the idea that some
uncertainty say plus or minus 2 per cent about the temperature of the
ocean is somehow equivalent to plus or minus 100 per cent. Now, everybody,
science is political. We use politics to decide where to invest our
intellect and treasure. But when it comes to climate change, that is not
controversial in the scientific community, any more than the law of
Nye also used his screen time to slam CNN for giving Happer a platform to
spout his views. I will say, much as I love the CNN, youre doing a
disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists
or engineers concerned about climate change, he added.