Bill Nye's Brutal Reality Check for Adults Who Deny Climate Change

August 4th 2015

Sarah Gray

Bill Nye is no stranger to science education. Many grew up with the television show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," which made all manner of scientific questions interesting—and a little bit goofy. Now he's testing his hand at educating adults, specifically adults who choose not to believe that climate change is happening and is considerably worsened by man.

In a video posted Tuesday (apparently promoting his Kickstarter campaign for the "Bill Nye Film"), Nye discussed rising levels of carbon dioxide and climate change.


“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.” -- Bill Nye The Science GuyThis issue is going to be one of the major storylines of our film, as we follow Bill on his journey to educate, debate and engage about climate change.Today, we’re excited to premiere a new video of Bill Nye as he makes the case that climate change is undeniable, and that we need to take action. Check it out.Support→ bit.ly/billnyefilm

Posted by The Bill Nye Film on Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Consciously or not, Nye's education attempts (and documentary Kickstarter) are coming at a time when climate change is at the forefront of both political and religious leaders' minds.

On Monday, President Obama released an ambitious plan to curb climate change. The plan emphasizes clean power and the reduction of greenhouse gas producing power sources such as coal.

Earlier this summer, Pope Francis released a powerful encyclical calling for action against the "unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem." He even acknowledged (along with 97 percent of climate scientists) that climate change is affected by human actions and activity:

"Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it. It is true that there are other factors (such as volcanic activity, variations in the earth’s orbit and axis, the solar cycle), yet a number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity."

ATTN: has pointed out that climate change is going to affect our everyday life in a multitude of ways—from affecting how we generate energy to the amount of food we can produce to our fresh water supplies.