Conservatives Beating Bill Nye the Global Warming Guy, But Obama to the Rescue
Warner Todd Huston | July 8, 2012
Bill Nye â€œthe Science Guyâ€ and CNN are a bit miffed at all those global warming scoffers. They are winning the public debate, beating the â€œconsensusâ€ opinion that global warming â€” or globaloney â€” is poised to destroy the planet.
Nye and CNN host Carol Costello both dismissed any climate change skeptics with Costello claiming that â€œpoliticizationâ€ and a willful disbelief in global warming consensus was helping to ruin that cherished science. Costello also worried that skeptics were â€œwinning.â€
In a July 2 appearance on CNNâ€™s Newsroom, host Carol Costello warmed Nye up driving straight for the idea that â€œthe weatherâ€ has become â€œincredibly politicizedâ€ and asked Bill Nye to respond to charges that he was just a â€œkooky guy who doesnâ€™t know what heâ€™s talking about.â€
Nye defended himself saying, â€œI can read graphsâ€ and went on to claim that the leftâ€™s beloved consensus was true because, well, that is â€œjust how it is.â€
It is interesting to note that neither Costello nor Nye seemed to think that left-wing, global warming supporters were engaging in any â€œpoliticizingâ€ of the issue. Curiously, neither mentioned Climategate, the now infamous series of emails released by whistleblowers that proved that global warming supporters were engaging in a monumental political campaign in order to keep the money flowing to their research projects, a campaign that made the lie to the â€œscienceâ€ of global warming.
Nye also seemed to be selling the idea that after the upcoming presidential election, Obama would come to the aid of globalonyists in his second term.
Host Costello worried that the â€œpeople who are politicizingâ€ global warming seemed to be â€œwinningâ€ the issue and beating back supporters of climate change. She thought this was true, â€œbecause not much is being done on the issue of climate change even though President Obama promised that, you know, back in the day, 2008.â€
But Nye thought it would be Obama to the rescue once he wins reelection. (See transcript)
Â Â Â Well, I think youâ€™re going to have to wait. I mean, Iâ€™m not â€“ I think youâ€™re going to have to wait until after the election. By the way, if youâ€™re a voter, consider taking the â€” the environment into account as well as the economy. Consider including the environment. I think the two candidates running for president right now have very different views about the validity, for example, of science and the importance of it and what you would do about climate change in the coming years.
Nye then went on to say that weâ€™d solve global warming the same way we invented the iPhone. Though, since the leftâ€™s ideas of â€œsolvingâ€ global warming is to destroy societyâ€™s capability to make and invent thinks like iPhones, one finds the analogy a bit lacking.
Nye also blamed Christians for perpetrating the success of global warming denial. â€œWe have an enormous population of people in the United States who donâ€™t believe in evolution the fundamental idea in all of life science,â€ he said icily. â€œIt would be like saying I donâ€™t believe in earthquakes or something.â€
What was Nyeâ€™s proof that we have global warming? Well, he informed host Costello that we have had, â€œ16 warmest years on record over the last 17.â€
So, 16 out of the last several millions of years have been hot so that means we have global warming?
Ah, that must be the â€œscienceâ€ of consensus.
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