Weather commentator Bill Nye recently admitted that his climate change crusades have proved unfruitful.
What did he say?
Speaking with Salon’s Jeremy Binckes, the famed “Science Guy” declared: “I am a failure.”
“The United States has now got the head of the EPA who wants to close the EPA. It’s [been] completely ineffective!” Nye explained, noting his shows and books that warn of the dangers of climate change.
Nye, 61, criticized the fossil fuel industry as the key driver behind climate change skepticism.
“The problem has been the fossil fuel industry is so well-funded. Even these guys…with kids and grandkids have lost sight of what the consequences of introducing the idea that scientific uncertainty, plus or minus a couple percent, is somehow the same as doubt about the whole thing, plus or minus 100 percent,” Nye said. “And that’s wrong.”
What are Nye’s credentials?
Nye talks a big scientific game, but the biggest scientific accomplishment atop his resume is a 1990s kids TV show about science. He does not hold a college degree in a scientific field. Rather, he has a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell.
Since his kids show, Nye has mostly written books, lectured, given talks about science and appeared on cable news shows to discuss climate change.