NASA defended Bill Nye this week after climate change denier Marc Morano turned down a $20,000 global warming bet and his fans attacked The Science Guy on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin blasted Bill Nye over his scientific credentials while promoting the movie Climate Hustle saying the world needs to stop bowing to peer pressure from the global warming community, reported The Guardian.
"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am. He's a kids' show actor. He's not a scientist."Earlier this week, climate change denier Morano turned down two bets from Science Guy Nye, who said 2016 would be one of the hottest years on record and the current decade would wind up being the hottest yet recorded.
Morano, a regular guest on conservative media outlets, is promoting his new movie Climate Hustle featuring a who's who list of climate change deniers who refuse to accept conclusions from main stream scientists, reports DeSmog.
"I did turn down Nye's temperature bets. I explained to Nye the official surface data always seems to be claiming 'hottest' year. So a bet on the obvious was silly."NASA reported 14 of the hottest 16 years on record happened since 2000; last year, 2015, was the hottest year yet recorded.
Morano's fans were quick to jump into the debate on Facebook criticizing The Science Guy for challenging the climate denier and quoting fake NASA statistics to prove their point, reports the Express.
"Riiiight, despite NASA confirming that fossil fuels are actually cooling the planet's temperature."https://www.facebook.com/billnye/posts/10154205766015362
NASA, however, was having none of it.
"Do not misrepresent NASA. Fossil fuels are not cooling the planet."Other users attacked NASA itself, saying the space agency misrepresents its scientific findings.
"NASA loves to fudge the numbers anyway. NASA should be irrelevant just like their space program."The space agency was quick to shut down that argument, as well.
"NASA does not fudge numbers."Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joined the debate on Thursday as she mocked Nye and his credentials while promoting the anti-climate change film Climate Hustle in Washington. The film denies the existence of climate change, saying liberals are using "fake" science as an excuse for a government take over; it runs contrary to mainstream science, and a host of peer reviewed research linking fossil fuels to global warming.
Palin attacked Nye, the beloved children's personality, during a Congressional event where she urged world leaders to ignore the science behind climate change, urging them not to bow to peer pressure from the global warming community, reported The Guardian.
"The science is kind of getting thrown out of the window in discussions about changes in the weather. It leads us to believe that so many things… coming from the scientists could be bogus."A series of rumors this week, started by a misleading press release promoting the Climate Hustle movie, appeared to promote a global warming debate between Nye and Palin. But,The Science guy quickly took to Facebook to say he'd never been invited.
In truth, the event was a panel discussion with a video showing the Billy Nye interview with Morano,where the climate denier refused The Science Guy's $20,000 global warming bet.
The debate over the existence of global warming, now referred to as climate change, continues as more than 130 world leaders prepare to sign a Paris agreement showing their symbolic support for cutting pollution from fossil fuel. The majority of Americans agree with today's top scientists that climate change represents a threat to the United States.