Bill Nye: ‘Climate Change’ Needs As Much Discussion As Ferguson, Baltimore

Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom with Carol Costello,”  Bill Nye, the so-called “Science Guy” urged American to talk about climate change with the same intensity given to the tragic police involved deaths and resulting riots and social unrest in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD.

Nye said, “I just want to remind voters, suppose you had somebody running for a congressional office in your district that insisted there was no connection between cigarette smoking and cancer? Would you vote for them? You might. But if this person was adamant, would you vote for them? So in the same way the connection between climate change and human activity is at as strong as cigarettes and cancer. I just want everybody to keep it in mind, it’s very reasonable that the floods in Texas, the strengthening storms, especially the president was in Florida, and these things are a result of human activity making things worse. It’s very bad. I get that people have died in Texas, and I am reminding you what else, this is a very expensive business. When you flood the fourth largest city in the United States, somebody is going to pay for it, and it’s you and me. And so the sooner we get to work on climate change, the better. People say to me, Bill they say, Nye, what can I do about climate change?’ What I say nowadays is talk about it.”

He added, “If we were talking about climate change the same way we talk about the stuff that goes on, let’s say, in Ferguson, or Baltimore. If we were talking about it, and those are serious issues to be sure. But if we were talking about climate change in the same way, we would be doing something about it.”

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