May 14, 2019

Bill Nye's Incendiary Trousers

Timothy Birdnow

Bill Nye, the Science Li(ar) froths at the mouth over the failure of his pet apocalypse.

Bill Nye says it's time to grow up and realize the planet is on fire

From the article in CNN:

The well-known science commentator appeared on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on Sunday and put things bluntly while talking about the Green New Deal, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey.

Nye wants you to know, "The planet's on f***ing fire."

"By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees," Nye said. "What I'm saying is the planet's on f***ing fire. There are a lot of things we could do to put it out -- are any of them free? No, of course not. Nothing's free, you idiots. Grow the f**k up. You're not children anymore. I didn't mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you're adults now, and this is an actually crisis, got it? Safety glasses off, motherf***ers."

First, the man has a filthy mouth, and his mother should have washed it out with Lifebuoy a long time ago. Sad to think he had a show for children. Second, what in the world is this dope blabbering about? There has been no statistically significant planetary warming since 1995 and overall under one degree warming in the last century. On fire?

Also, somebody please explain to me how warming HURTS photosynthesis? Plants like both heat and carbon dioxide, and they grow better in warmer climates - that's why there are so many tropical rainforests but far fewer cold climate ones.

Furthermore, if Nye is a "science guy" than he ought to know that the Earth has had much more carbon dioxide in the past while at the same time not being any warmer, and we have had warmer periods - much warmer - and life has flourished during those eras. He would also know that Mars has an atmosphere that is 95% carbon dioxide and yet the planet is stuck in a permanent, bitterly cold ice age, with much of the atmosphere frozen.

Finally, he wants us to panic over a possible increase of a fraction of one molecule of carbon dioxide out of four in every ten thousand molecules of air. Most of the carbon dioxinde in the atmosphere is natural, and the fraction of that teeny, tiny amount we are responsible for is not capable of causing this catastrophe'. He should understand that simple fact.

He should also understand that these are all predictions based on models that are, shall we say, unidimensional, to put it kindly. They don't work, and when run in an attempt to reporoduce the current climate they fail miserably, so they aren''t worth anything. They are like the old Soviet economy; sounds great on paper but people still have to use leaves for toilet paper.

Nye continues with his rant:

"When we release carbon, say, by burning coal or driving an SUV, all of us pay for that in the form of things like fires, floods and crop failures," he added. "Putting a fee on carbon creates incentives to emit less carbon, and, more importantly, it also incentivizes the development of low-carbon technology, which is huge, because that's vital to reducing emissions globally. And because for some reason, John, you're a 42-year-old man who needs his attention sustained by tricks, here's some f***ing Mentos and a bottle of Diet Coke. Happy now?"

So, we are to impose this draconian regulatory scheme to fix a problem that doesn't exist. And we all have to bear the brunt of his personal opinion.

Methinks the real fire is burniing in Mr. Nye's trousers.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 08:14 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Folks, I hate to break it to you, but Bill Nye is a "science guy" the same way that Sesame Street's Cookie Monster is a baker.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at May 14, 2019 07:30 PM (rIYC+)

2 Indeed, Dana; he has a degree in mechanical engineering; hardly makes him a scientist, let alone "science guy". His primary claim to fame is a children's show.  Gee; shouldn't we base our national policy and trillions of dollars on the word  of a guy who does a children's show?

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at May 15, 2019 08:28 AM (rFgaF)

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