Bill Nye and a physicist got into a heated argument on CNN, during which Nye accused the network of doing a "disservice" to viewers.
An Earth Day interview on CNN with celebrity scientist Bill Nye went off the rails when the network invited a climate change skeptic to debate him, prompting Nye to accuse CNN of doing their viewers a “disservice.” Nye was on CNN’s “New Day” program on Saturday for an Earth Day panel that included William Happer, a physicist who believes that carbon pollution is a myth and compared the negative stereotypes about carbon dioxide to those of the Jewish people in Nazi Germany.
“I will say, as much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic, and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye said. Presumably, Nye is speaking of the fact that numerous studies show overwhelming agreement among scientists that human-caused climate change is a fact.
Happer, who is a professor at Princeton, said that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and will have a beneficial effect on the world in the future.
“There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant,” Happer said. “But you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of us emits about two pounds of carbon dioxide a day, so are we polluting the planet?”
Nye replied, “What he claims to not understand is the rate. It’s the speed at which we’re adding carbon dioxide,” Nye said. “What you got to get is the speed at which things are changing.”
Happer counted that the Earth’s “temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmists’ computer models predicted. The whole basis for the alarmism is not true. It’s based on flawed computer modeling.”
Nye slammed him as being “completely wrong.”
“Say what you will, but you have it absolutely wrong,” he added.