In the wake of the recent climate change report from the Obama administration, S.E. Cupp from TheBlaze, Bill Nye, and Nick Loris from the Heritage Foundation squared off on CNN’s Crossfire about the administration’s scare tactics, and the “Science Guy” got owned.
Polls show that the majority of Americans could care less about climate change given our current economic situation and other more pressing issues, yet Obama has brought it back into the spotlight just as the EPA is about to roll out many new regulations which will be costly and have a devastating effect on our economy. However Nye seems to think that what Obama’s doing is completely justified.
“Even if what Van [Jones] and the White House are saying is all true, the scare tactics have not worked,” Cupp began with. “Only about 36 percent of Americans believe that global warming is a serious threat to our way of life.”
Cupp asked whether or not the administration should worry about public support before taking any drastic action, then asked Nye how he would advise politicians to get support since the administration’s scare tactics are failing miserably.
Nye argued that recent weather events have provided evidence of climate change, adding in hypothetical catastrophic events that people should fear. When Loris intervened and refuted the points Nye had tried to make, noting that the observational data doesn’t support the position that Nye and the Obama administration are taking, Nye proclaimed that he and Loris simply “don’t agree on facts.”
“Hurricane shmuricane, if I may,” Nye shot back, then accused Loris of “cherry-picking data” because he pointed out the flaws in Nye’s argument.
Shortly after, Cupp asked Nye if scientists like himself have been bullying climate change skeptics into believing their narrative.
“But Bill, isn’t it a problem when science guys attempt to bully other people?,” she asked. “I mean, Nick here had to say ‘I’m not a denier’ … because really the science group has tried to shame anyone who dares question this.”
Keep in mind that Nye is arguing based off of old climate models that have proven to be inaccurate and the projected effects from them never occurred.
As the Heritage Foundation points out;
“And how well do these dire climate projections do in reality? In fact, the climate models the administration relied on for its proposals projected the earth would warm 0.3 degree Celsius over the past 17 years—which did not happen, Loris reports. During that time, carbon dioxide emissions did increase—yet the projected warming did not happen.”
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