Just kind of in the way that Darwin said stuff that was evidence-based and got on the wrong side of a lot of people. Bill Nye says that there are not two sides to the climate change debate…
Science educator Bill Nye on Monday told CNN that they weren’t doing the public any favors by giving climate change deniers equal airtime because “the two sides aren’t equal.”
“There are a couple of things that you can’t really dispute,” Nye explained to CNN’s Carol Costello. “Sixteen of the last 17 years have been the hottest years on record. That’s just how it is.”
“I appreciate that we want to show two sides of the stories — there’s a tradition in journalism that goes back quite a ways, I guess — but the two sides aren’t equal here. You have tens of thousands of scientists who are very concerned and you have a few people who are in business of equating or drawing attention to the idea that uncertainty is the same as doubt. When you have a plus or minus percentage, that’s not the same thing as not believing the whole thing at all.”
There’s a need for leadership here, and it’s not coming from the politicians. I guess it will have to come from the people, smart people welcome to join in.
Scary pix of receding glacial ice are here.