Bill Nye was heavily skewered online Tuesday evening after revealing his plans for an Earth Day event.
The popular science educator tweeted that he plans to "catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One" Wednesday with President Barack Obama.
"We're going to #ActOnClimate," he added.
Heading down to DC to catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One tomorrow with the President. We're going to #ActOnClimate.— Bill Nye (@Bill Nye)1429659706.0
Individuals were quick to criticize Nye for flying on a 747 in an effort to save the Earth and rescue the environment.
@BillNye @corrcomm REALLY? By Putting TONS MORE OF JET ENGINE POLLUTION IN THE AIR?— LRNewton (@LRNewton)1429666492.0
.@BillNye Yes, an unnecessary flight on a 747 is a great way to reduce carbon emissions. #YouCantMakeThisUp— Doug Powers (@Doug Powers)1429663875.0
@BillNye how does flying around in a ginormous 747 symbolize the intent of Earth day? Seems like a way to pollute in style.— Kate Peters (@Kate Peters)1429662218.0
@BillNye No irony there… Shouldn’t you be biking there instead of burning jet fuel? #EarthDay #ActOnClimate— Gerald Aungst (@Gerald Aungst)1429659937.0
@BillNye hmm, seems ironic. doesn't seem very climate friendly earth day.— Allison's in Galveston (sanity intact) (@Allison's in Galveston (sanity intact))1429659909.0
Nye did not respond on his Twitter account to the online criticism. He did, however, appear to take a jab at climate change skeptics.
That said, the excitement, much like #ClimateChange, is real.— Bill Nye (@Bill Nye)1429659766.0
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