Bill Nye the Science Guy, the Best Person to Speak Against Climate Change Sceptics

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Tue, May 13th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Bill Nye the Science Guy appeared on Meet the Press, where he debated global warming "skeptic" Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). While not a scientist, Nye was able to stand his ground with "some simple science lessons that made a lot of sense."

Nye did exceptionally well, which shouldn't surprise anybody who has followed his recent return to public life. He didn’t convince Blackburn of the reality of climate change, but that’s not the metric by which we judge these duels. Rather, Nye did everything you’re supposed to during a televised exchange of talking points: He spoke in digestible, declarative sentences, returning over and over to concrete examples for his arguments. More important, he kept is cool. When Blackburn cited a couple of PhD dissenters, he instead let the ostensibly objective moderator interject: "I’m sorry, congresswoman. Let me just interrupt you," Gregory said. "You can pick out particular skeptics, but you can’t really say, can you, that the hundreds of scientists around the world who have looked at this have gotten together and conspired to manipulate data." From there, it was all Nye scoring points while Blackburn mumbled semi-coherently about the "benefits of carbon and what that has on increased agriculture production.?

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