It’s On. War Between Climate Deniers and Bill Nye
April 14, 2016
Climate denier Marc Morano is revving up a publicity push for his new anti-science movie, which to be honest I can’t remember the name of, but I am sure is destined to be a classic on the same shelf as “Reefer Madness”.
As P.T. Barnum once observed, “If you want to draw a crowd, start a fight”. In fact, P.T. was know to occasionally pay some roughnecks to punch it out in front of his box offices to bring in the rubberneckers and rubes. So it is here.
After first advertising that Nye would be on a panel with (ahem) climate expert Sara Palin, Morano withdrew that claim, which kind of ticked Bill off.
Today, I get a note from Morano that he has outrageous video of Bill Nye claiming that climate deniers should be jailed. Actually, it all sounds pretty reasonable.
This meme is all about the panicky climate denial media’s response to the 500 pound gorilla quietly grooming itself in the living room – that is the steadily creeping #ExxonKnew story, where growing volumes of new evidence show that oil companies had good science and a working knowledge of what the effects of climate change would be decades ago, even as far back as the 60’s, according to new reports I’ll be highlighting soon.
The Fox News take is, Orwellian Big Brother gummint’ wants to make it illegal to be a science denying moron. Not so. Sara, have at it.
What’s illegal, and what an expanding number of Attorneys General are investigating, is whether big fossil fuel companies knew about the science, but went ahead and deliberately disinformed not only their customers, but actual investors, and shareholders about critical information that could have an impact on their bottom line. That’s agin’ the law, guys.
Ignorance remains a freedom that climate deniers may proudly continue to exercise.
Science Guy” Bill Nye fired back on Thursday against Marc Morano, whose group promoted him as part of a special screening of his climate-skeptic documentary next month.
“Marc Morano did not invite me to his movie but he said I refused to come after he did invite me — he was making that up,” Nye said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “It’s disingenuous, at best.”
Morano’s organization, Climate Depot, originally said Nye would “appear” at the May 2 event, which will include a showing of the film Climate Hustle as well as a panel discussion that will include former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
However, it was later reported that Nye will not be there; instead, the event — which is being simulcast in movie theaters around the US — will show clips of an interview Morano conducted with him. Nye said in his video that he agreed to speak to Morano on the condition that his own documentary crew be allowed to remain present.
“He had to concede a few points, let me say that — he had to concede a few points,” Nye recalled. “You probably heard. I said, ‘I’ll bet you that 2016 will be among the top 10 hottest years ever.’ And he said, ‘Of course it will be.’ And then I said, ‘I’ll bet you that the decade — 2010 to 2020 — will be the hottest decade on record.’ And he wouldn’t take that bet. I would’ve given him $10,000 on each of those two bets. But he didn’t take it. Because he knows the world’s getting warmer.”
Couldn’t find Morano’s trailer, but here’s one for Reefer Madness. You get the idea.