Bill Nye may go by the ‘Science Guy,’ but as Tucker Carlson pointed out, he’s merely a ‘popularizer.’ He’s best known for his science-themed children’s TV show.
Recently at a town hall event, Bill Nye and Senator Bernie Sanders talked about climate change, and how ‘deniers’ exhibited signs of cognitive dissonance – believing contradictory concepts.
“To the deniers out there, or to the extreme skeptics, I want you to think about what is called cognitive dissonance,” Sanders said. “Do you remember cognitive dissonance? The liberal arts education thing.”
He continued: “This is a psychological theory that you can run tests and show that it is true. I submit to you, climate deniers, what you’re doing is instead of accepting that climate is changing, you are denying the evidence.”
“The science is settled everybody, sorry,” Bill Nye said. “That is the one thing that really is hard for me about Fox News, is the denial of climate change. Many of the other things they say are troubling, but that just crosses the line for me. I’m pretty sure the anchors there know better and they’re just going along.”
Previously, Nye had called for some deniers to be imprisoned. From the Washington Times:
Bill Nye “the science guy” says in a video interview released Thursday that he is open to the idea of jailing those who deviate from the climate change consensus.
Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, “We’ll see what happens.”
“Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Mr. Nye asked in a video interview with Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “We’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on?”
“In these cases, for me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Mr. Nye said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.”
Nye could have been talking about those in the oil and gas industry being imprisoned and not necessarily the average citizen. But still.
Here’s Tucker Carlson taking on the ‘Science Guy’:
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