March for Science – Watch Bernie Sanders interview Bill Nye the Science Guy
Let’s have a little fun while fighting the climate denial that’s at the heart of the Trump administration. For starters, you can watch Bernie Sanders interview climate change champion Bill Nye…. and the zingers are flying!
By Jeremy Bloom
Sanders has a giant reach via his FB page – 7 million likes and counting – and has been using it to do outreach via video chats to keep folks woke and active. Bill Nye… well, he’s about as close to a rock star as Science has right now.
On the science: “The science is settled everybody, sorry.”
On the nightly climate denial on Fox News: “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.”
On the economic benefit (that’s right, going to clean power would be a BENEFIT, not a cost): “The example I always point to is the Solutions Project. The Solutions Project is a group of civil engineers who have done an analysis that shows we could power the entire U.S. renewably right now if we just decided to do it. With wind turbines, solar panels, a little bit of geothermal and tidal energy. If we exploited all of these things aggressively, we could own it.”
“These would be U.S. jobs. Even if the wind turbine blades are design in Finland…or Denmark, you have to erect them here. And these are going to be U.S. jobs. So if we can get people on that side of the issue in just even in the medium term, there is a huge opportunity,”
Don’t just watch – DO SOMETHING! Learn how you can help with the MARCH FOR SCIENCE, April 21!