• Bill Nye: ‘Battling Climate Change Is Like Winning World War II’

    Bill Nye “The Science Guy” compared the challenge of overcoming climate change to that of World War II, during his appearance on HuffPost Live late last week.

    The members of the Greatest Generation “pitched in” to win World War II, he said, “What I want to do is create the next Great Generation. I want the people coming of age now, the president’s kids and stuff, to work together to address climate change. I think they can, I’m sure they can do it.”

    Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those “coming of age,” much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Nye asserted.

    He claimed that climate change was “certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now”

    Nye was asked if climate change was a “sufficiently galvanizing purpose” as World War II or the Cold War.

    “This is the problem that we in the scientific community are facing, is getting people on board with this,” Nye replied. “When people have to really kind of leave Miami, then it will be serious and people will take it seriously,but then there will be so much carbon in the atmosphere, it’s a really hard thing.”

    He said he wants the government to intervene and force the public to take measures to prevent climate change.

    “We’re gonna need some regulation to get people on board, and just like they had in World War II,” Nye said, citing examples of “rationing tires,” “collecting bones to get the calcium” and “victory gardens.”

    Nye also insisted that people who are skeptical of climate science be referred to as “deniers,” which conjures up the offensive idea of Holocaust denial.

    “We just don’t like to use that word [skepticism],” Nye said. “These people are deniers.”

    Nye and other left-wingers signed an open letter in December 2014 demanding that the media  use the “climate denier” instead of “climate skeptic.”

    Nye’s comment’s about climate change begin at 14:00 in the video above .

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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