February 11, 2010

Bill Nye the Science Dope

Add Bill Nye "the Science Guy" to the list of "progressives" who believe that if you don't tow the ideological line, you're "unpatriotic." And for of all things: denying [man-made] global warming.

"[T]here's more energy in the atmosphere and this is stirring things up," Nye said. "If you want to get serious about it, these guys claiming that the snow in Washington disproves climate change are almost unpatriotic. It's really, they're denying science. So they're very happy to have the weather forecast be accurate within a few hours, but they're displeased or un-enchanted by predictions of the world getting warmer. It's really, it shakes me up."

Nye went on to tout the credentials of the IPCC, that they had earned a Nobel Prize for their work on climate change. (As if that means anything these days; Barack Obama also got a Nobel ... for what, again?) He neglected to make any mention of "Climategate" which has cast a lot of doubts on the IPCC's credibility.

Look, some people may not believe in global warming at all; they're in a distinct minority. The REAL issue (again) is the role man plays in the whole deal. Contrary to what Nye and others like him believe, that matter is FAR from settled, and it is that which many so-called "climate change deniers" question, not the fact that the world has been getting warmer over the last century or so.

Elsewhere in a related matter, "Vagina Monologues" author Eve Ensler sought to mock Sarah Palin as a "global warming denier," and ended up making herself look a lot dumber than she believes Palin to be:

ENSLER: Well, I just think the idea that she doesn't believe in global warming is bizarre.
BEHAR: Every scientist at every note believes in it but Sarah Palin doesn't believe in it.
ENSLER: And I think we just kind of have to walk around the world at this point and look at what is happening to nature and earthquakes and tsunamis.
BEHAR: Right.
ENSLER: And weather changes to just feel it. But I think that idea that she doesn't believe in global warming and she could actually run for vice president, and we have a country where that is possible, it seems insane.
BEHAR: It's unbelievable. It does seem insane and the fact that she has not negated the possibility of running in 2012.
ENSLER: But we have. We have negated the possibility of her winning.

First, Ms. Behar, it is far from accurate to claim that "every scientist at every note" believes in [man-made] global warming. But how about Ensler claiming that ... earthquakes and tsunamis are a result of global warming! And Sarah Palin is dumb?

What's next -- an asteroid pummeling the Earth is also the fault of global warming?

Posted by Hube at February 11, 2010 08:53 AM | TrackBack

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Science dope? You just make yourself look stupid saying things like that. Be nice. You'll do better in the long run.

Posted by: craig at February 12, 2010 10:04 AM

Sorry, but Nye is a dope. Plain and simple. And since I'm a plain and simple guy, I call it out that way.

Clear enough?

Posted by: Hube at February 12, 2010 10:07 AM