BILL NYE’S WARNING

Bill Nye: The Science Guy is here with some disturbing news about climate change and the future of our planet.

Aired on May 3, 2018. 

TRANSCRIPT

> FROM NEW YORK CITY TO NIGERIA, MORE THAN 200 EVENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE MARKED THE ANNUAL MARCH FOR SCIENCE THIS APRIL AS ACTIVISTS RALLIED FOR CHANGE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

NOW IN THE SECOND YEAR OF EXISTENCE THE MOVEMENT BEHIND THE MARCH IS CALLING FOR SOCIETY TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO GREATER ACCOUNT AND PUSH LAWMAKERS ENACT EVIDENCED BASED POLICIES.

BILL NYE HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN ELEVATING THE UNDERSTANDING OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

HIS FILM, BILL NYE SCIENCE GUY DEBUTED RECENTLY ON THE PBS SERIES POIF.

AND I'M PLEASED TO WELCOME HIM BACK.

WELCOME.

GOOD TO BE BACK NOW.

YOU REFER TO IT AS MY FILM.

AHH.

IT'S REALLY A FILM ABOUT ME.

I HAD NO CREATIVE CONTROL.

I SIGNED A THING, A DOCUMENT, A CONTRACT, AN AGREEMENT.

YOU LET THEMT FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE.

ALMOST EVERYWHERE.

TRP THERE WERE A COUPLE OF MEN'S ROOMS I GOT THEM TO STAY OUTSIDE OF BY WAY OF EXAMPLE.

BUT THEY FOLLOWED ME FOR TWO YEARS.

YOU TOOK US ON AN IMPORTANT JOURNEY INTO YOUR WORK SKDING CLIMATE CHANGE.

WE CONFRONTED A COUPLE OF CLIMATE DENIERS.

THE GUY ON FOX NEWS HE DOES SPEAKING IN FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY VENUES.

AND HE IS -- AS MANY OF THE CONTRARIENS SEEMED TO HAVE DONE, HE HAS CONFUSED OR CONFLATED THE IDEA THAT CASHEN MONOXIDE IS A SMALL FRACTION OF THE EARTH'SFER, LESS THAN HALF A HUNDREDTH OF A PERCENT WITH THE IDEA THAT IT'S MOT IMPORTANT.

DEALING WITH THE CLIMATE DENIERS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY BECAUSE THERE ISN'T 00% CONSENSUS AMONG THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ABOUT THE NOTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE THAT THAT'S REASONS TO POKE HOLES IN THE THEORY AND SAY IT'S NOT REAL.

THE PERFECT ANALOGY IS MEDICAL DOCTORS.

IF YOU HAVE 97 OR 98 MEDICAL DOCTORS TELLING YOU TO GET YOUR PARATHIGH RADIO GLAND REMOVED AND THREE DOCTORS TELLING YOU NO.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

WOULD YOU ONLY GO FOR THE THREE?

PROBABLY NOT.

YOU'D GO WITH THE 97.

WELL I THINK I'D BE MOST CONCERNED -- MOST PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THAT GLAND IS.

OKAY.

APPENDIX.

97 OUT 100 DOCTORS TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED TO TO HAVE YOUR APPENDIX OUT BECAUSE IT'S INFLAMED AND YOU FOUND THREE DOCTORS SOMEWHERE THAT TELL YOU, NO, IT'S NOT INFLAMED YOU'RE FINE.

THAT'S A CONSPIRACY OF APPENDIX DOCTORS, YOU LOVE.

IT SOUNDS LAUGHABLE, IT DOES.

RIGHT.

SO THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING.

WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN INTRODUCING THE IDEA TO THE PUBLIC, TO US, THAT 3% -- PLUS OR MINUS 3% OR IS SAME AS PLUS OR MIEP US 100%. THAT'S WRONG.

SPEAKING OF GETTING TO WORK ON THE MANY, HOW IS IT WE GO ABOUT HOLDING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OR PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO ACCOUNT TO LOOKING AT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY WHEN WE RIGHT NOW HAVE A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT LEAST THAT SEEMS TO BE VERY RESISTANT, IF NOT OUTRIGHT DENYING OF THE POLICIES?

YEAHING WITH BILL NYE, WHAT'S WRONG?

WHY AREN'T YOU SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, BILL NYE?

WELL, MY RESPONSE IS I HAVE BEEN SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT IT FOR A LONG TIME.

WHAT I TELL EVERYBODY IS VOTE.

WHAT HAPPENED AT STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN FLORIDA IS VERY TROUBLING.

BUT YOU LOOK AT THE ACTIVISM THAT IT IMBUED IN THOSE STUDENTS.

THEY ARE OUT THERE FIGHTING THE FIGHT NOW FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS ABOUT THIS OTHER ISSUE.

UM-HUM.

THEY'RE GOING TO DO THE SAME ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

WHEN THESE PEOPLE COME OF AGE AND ARE ABLE TO VOTE -- BY THESE PEOPLE MEANING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS -- THEY'RE DEMANDING CHANGES.

AND THE CURRENT BACKWARD OR WHATEVER YOU CALL IT CLIMATE CONTRARIEN POINT OF VIEW AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO GET SWEPT AWAY.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE DOOMS DAY CLOCK.

AND HAVE WE GONE TOO FAR OR WILL THERE BE ENOUGH TIME WHEN THE YOUNG PEOPLE COME OF AGE AND BECOME A MAJOR VOTING BLOC CAN WE CORRECT.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU WE CONWHAT KWO WOULD DO YOU?

GO BUY ALL THE SUV VEHICLES YOU COULD FIND, START OPEN FLAMES EVERYWHERE, AND LEAVE ALL THE LIGHTS ON AND ALL THE WATER RUNNING AUTO NIGHT?

NO.

WE WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

IT'S NOT HOW HUMANS OPERATE.

INSTEAD, WE ARE OPTIMISTIC AND GOING TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AND WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT AROUND AND PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR BILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

LET'S GO.

ALL RIGHT THEN.

IT'S JUST HUMAN NATURE.

EYE YOU'RE NOT THROWING IN THE TOWEL.

HAVE WE REACHED A TIPPING POINT WHERE IT'S IRREVERSIBLE.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS SUCH A THING.

FOR LAST PEOPLE PEOPLE AT THE FILM WHAT IS THE FEELING YOU WANT POEM TO COME AWAY WITH?

IS THIS OPTIMISTIC.

YES.

YES SCIENCE IS THE BEST IDEA HUMANS HAVE EVER HAD.

AND THIS PROCESS OF KNOWING NATURE ENABLES US TO ACCOMPLISH EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.

ALL RIGHT THEN.

WELL, LISTEN BILL NYE I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SAME HERE.

NOT ONLY OF COURSE FOR THE FILM THAT'S GOING TO BE ON.

EVERY NIGHT BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH IT.

YOU'RE STREAMING.

YOU'RE GOING TO DO POV STREAMING.

BUT IN ADDITION TO STREAMING BILL NIMO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND JOINING US ON THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU.

LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD!

THANK YOU.

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