Bill Nye battles with CNN host


LORAS WITH THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION. BILL, LET ME START WITH YOU. EVEN IF WHAT VAN AND THE WHITE HOUSE ARE SAYING IS ALL TRUE, THE SCARE TACTICS HAVE NOT WORKED.>>BEFORE YOU GO ON — >>LET ME FINISH MY QUESTION.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FACTS.>>NO, LET ME FINISH MY QUESTION, BILL. I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS POLLING. ONLY ABOUT 36% OF AMERICANS THINK GLOBAL WARMING IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO OUR WAY OF LIFE. NOW, AGAIN, LET ME PAUSE IT. EVERYTHING THAT VAN AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE SAID IS TRUE, HOWEVER, THE SCARE TACTICS HAVE NOT WORKED, AND DON’T YOU NEED PUBLIC CONSENSUS TO MOVE THE NEEDLE ON THIS?>>SO, HOW DO YOU WANT TO GET PUBLIC CONSENSUS, BY SAYING THAT IT’S NOT HAPPENING, THAT IT’S NOT SERIOUS, THAT SHORELINES AREN’T FLOODING?>>NO, I WANT YOU TO ADVISE THE POLITICIANS, BECAUSE WHATEVER THEY ARE DOING, WHATEVER VAN IS DOING TO SCARE THE PUBLIC, IS NOT CHANGING PUBLIC — >>INFORM THE PUBLIC, BUT GO RIGHT AHEAD.>>TELL US HOW TO USE THE SCIENCE TO ACTUALLY CHANGE PUBLIC CONSENSUS.>>GET THE MESSAGE OUT. THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. IF YOU LIVE IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE TORNADOS HAVE WIPED YOUR TOWN OUT A COUPLE TIMES, AND YOU CHOSE ALASKA, WHICH IS REMOTE, GENERALLY, BUT REMEMBER HURRICANE SANDY, THE BOTTOM HALF OF MANHATTAN WAS FLOODED. THE ECONOMIC EFFECT OF THAT ALONE IS ENORMOUS, LET ALONE THE REBUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE. AND WE’RE IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET ON THE HIGHWAY AND DRIVE. YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SAY MOVING A HIGHWAY FOUR FEET, DOESN’T SOUND LIKE VERY MUCH, BUT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS OF TONS OF ROAD THAT HAVE TO BE LIFTED AND THAT ENERGY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE, AND THAT’S JUST THE START OF THINGS. WHEN WE START HAVING CROP FAILURES AND THE DROUGHT THAT’S IN CALIFORNIA CONTINUES, THE ECONOMIC COSTS — >>YOU CAN LOOK AT THESE THINGS AND THE CLIMATE REALITIES AND EVEN THIS NCA REPORT SAYS THE TREND ON TORNADOS ISN’T TERN, THE IPPC REPORT SAYS THE HURRICANE REPORT ISN’T UNCERTAIN. I’M NOT A DENIER OR SKEPTIC, CLIMATE IS CHANGING, YES, MANMADE EMISSIONS ARE SOME PART TO THAT, BUT WE HAVEN’T SEEN THESE TRENDS. THE OBSERVED DATA DOESN’T PROVE THAT. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE POLICY PRESCRIPTIONS, THESE GREEN HOUSE GAS REGULATIONS COMING DOWN, PROHIBITING BUILDING NEW COAL-FIRE POWER PLANTS WILL MAKE US LESS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THESE PROBLEMS, WHETHER THEY ARE MORE FREQUENT OR NOT.>>LET’S START WITH WE DON’T AGREE ON THE FACTS. THIS THIRD REPORT CAME OUT SAYING IT’S VERY SERIOUS, YOU SAY, NO, RIGHT? THERE’S THE ESSENCE OF THE PROBLEM, S.E. THE SCIENCE, THE RESEARCHERS SAY YES.>>NOT ALL THE RESEARCHERS. EVEN THE IPPC SAYS THERE’S NO FREQUENCY OR INTENSITY WHEN IT COMES TO HURRICANES.>>HURRICANE, SMHURRICANE.>>IT’S INCREASING AT A SLOWER RATE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. WE’VE HAD ARCTIC ICE GLOBALLY INCREASING.>>BILL, ISN’T IT A PROBLEM WHEN SCIENCE GUYS ATTEMPT TO BULLY OTHER PEOPLE? I MEAN, NICK HERE HAD TO SAY, I’M NOT A DENIER. HE HAD TO GET IT UP, I’M NOT A DENIER, BECAUSE REALLY, THE SCIENCE GROUP HAS TRIED TO SHAME ANYONE WHO DARES QUESTION THIS, AND THE POINT I’M

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100 Responses

  1. Man, I don't know how Bill stayed so calm throughout that thing. If it were me then I probably would have gone apeshit.

  2. republicans are so joyously stupid that it's dangerous…..these flat earth, gravity denying barnacles are going to get us all killed if they continue down their chosen path of gleeful dumbassery 

  3. Incredibly rude and terrible hosts. Can't believe CNN hired these two loud mouths. If you are gonna invite a host to speak and get the word out, shut the ** up and let Bill Nye talk. I dont know how Nye has the patience to deal with the utter stupidity of people he faces nowadays.

  4. Why in gods good name is an economist (a mediocre one at that) debating with a scientist about science???? That economist knows ZERO about science, and would probably not be able to get a legit science degree like Bill Nye did.

  5. Regardless of the statistics, being true or not. What she said at the end is essentially true. People afflicted with science do essentially treat everyone else as idiots, regardless if they are, when you have someone expecting you to reply with its a problem or you are an idiot who doesn't know what his saying, yea its bullying. All what i'm saying is that these things probably need corporation between scientists realising issues an solutions, and the contributions of business people and economists realising the opportunity for the market.
    Granted it is the hard truth that people have to accept, but I don't know about poles, maybe I live in an area that isn't the majority, but people understand that things must be done, but people aren't prepared to actual do things to fix the issue, and the government can only force so much to fix the environment.
    All what i'm saying is that while people can't deny global warming, just because someones opinion isn't true, obviously the research shows global warming IS true, and IS man made. You can't just ignore the fact that they need to contribute to get things done, without taking account for the sceptics, things wont get done, you aren't gonna change someones opinion by bullying them into believing it, its just human nature. Maybe it would work on you, or you might think so. But from what i've seen from people around me it doesn't work, you can't just throw facts at someone and expect them to turn to your side, you need to give them leverage to believe and accept what you are saying.
    But hey, thats just my opinion….

    P.S. Just because people want the government to intervene, and they believe in the problem, does not mean that they are willing to make sacrifices to fix it, nor will they like the inevitable economic issues associated with government intervention.
    Necessary sacrifice yes, but you need to convince people, it wont just happen because you shove it down there throats with facts, in an idea world sure give them a good fact and solve the issue, but we don't live in that world.

  6. Probably the only real press that this "Crossfire" show will get all year. Notice how they don't show the whole debate… losermove. 

  7. This was a fucking joke. They put Bill Nye, a fantastic scientist and engineer, on this show just to make a joke out of him, and double up on him to make it look like his facts aren't correct or grounded in truth. THAT's bullying, CNN. Get the fuck over yourself and stop the fear campaigns so we can get real factual information to the public. 

  8. Pity the other reporter only spoke up at the end "why is that bullying". exactly the point, the research comes out, people deny it, the scientific community explains the deniers ignorance and then the deniers say they're bullied.
    Just disgraceful.

  9. Why are people so stupid? Is it so hard to consider another opinion for the greater good? Bill Nye I hope enough people listen to you so that in the future everyone can look back and agree that these people were idiotic.

  10. I don't get why they debate climate change with Bill Nye "The science guy"… A real climate change scientist would have kicked their asses in one argument. The same thing happened in the circus he put with the god museum zealot, a biologist would have shut down that guy in the first part of the conversation…. Oh I know why so they can "discuss"

  11. I'm amazed at how well Bill maintains his composure even as these snide, ignorant twats talk over him and shout him down.

    By the way, I found 2:56 hilarious. Like something out of an Onion parody.

    "Isn't true that you scientist guys are bullies!"

    Wow. Just fucking wow.

  12. all thre of those people debating him are actually fanning out on the low cause they used to watch him in elementary school, dont act like yall didnt uprise in unified chant as the intro played on the wheeled in tv at the front of yourclass room , "bill! bill! bill! bill! "

  13. It's like trying to put out a fire with petrol. I hope we can save ourselves before food and energy wars really kick off. ;( at least bill is trying

  14. SE Cupp. You are an idiot who needs to go back to school and pass the 3rd grade. I am sorry you only have your job because of how you look, but people expect proper news out of their sources. Not an idiot with a vagina.

  15. cnn, ur obviously ignorant to scientists and science, and have your own agenda, please re-evaluate your programming and broadcast so that the human race can progress, and wont be further stifled by selfish agendas, such as yours. 

    thank you
    sincerely, a sane human. 

  16. why invite a man for his opinion…if you're gonna be rude and cut him off every so often…… honestly it was irritating to watch how rude they were being towards him.

  17. Nick is an idiot. They are all Idiots. You have a children's teacher defending it versus three tools. It's dumb and dumber debate…sad to see a child teacher as the smartest one on the panel…

  18. um, no we cannot agree to that at all. Bill Nye heard the counter argument and said that "I guess we disagree as to the facts" He wouldn't even admit that the facts presented to him were valid. The extreme weather events predicted by the global warming crowd have NOT happened. There are no major increases in tornadoes or hurricane, no major increase in the intensity of them, and the arctic ice has been INCREASING in the last few years. He just blew these points off like them don't matter. the one point he brought up about lower Manhattan being under water in a hurricane falls into the no shit category. that would be like pointing out that Japan was underwater during the tsunami. Major surges of water caused by extreme weather will cause places to get wet. DUH

  19. First off "dixie"cup is a twit, and I wish people would stop debating these clowns and call them what they are, paid shills for the power corporations. "heritage foundation", please! they are nothing but a anti-intellectual "think" (used loosely) tank used to lie to the public they represent….maggots all!

  20. Only way to stop Global warming and SAVE THIS EARTH = Stop producing what is not necessity = scrap marketing concept of branding of goods and market segmentation = Only produce quality, durable n lasting goods that can be used for years = Save many trees (furniture, fashion product wastage), Save many fishes, poultry, animals (Huge amt of food wastage yearly) = Reduction on huge amount of chemical pollution by factories = Clean water, more forest, more food sufficient for everyone in the world!

    But the idea of ECONOMY also will have to give way too! As every country is into RAT RACE to achieve better Gross domestic product (GDP) results that only focus on the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year = MASS Producing more than what we need = MORE RESOURCES & FOOD WASTAGE, where companies throughout the world are actually converting all our FREE RESOURCES WASTEFULLY into PIECES of useless CASH or money!! So we r actually foregoing our FREE Resources, clean water, clean air, healthy body for money? ANYONE PREFER TO GET SICK EASIER or DIE EARLIER for more MONEY? MONEY THAT YOU CANT BRING TO YOUR GRAVE? WHAT A JOKE!

  21. What. . . Science is the observation of anything. . . Questioning the logic of someone else is natural. Why did they try to make Bill out to be a bully at the end? In all honesty, Bill was handing evidence from a report that they have gotten, and as Bill had said, they both perceived the evidences differently. Bill simply challenged the validity of the newscasters evidence, because it was a belief, whereas Bill had a report to go off from. It's not bullying. The newscaster just made himself look like an idiot.

  22. Basically what happened:
    Economist side: This paper says that climate change isn't as big a deal as you claim.
    Scientist side: The Pentagon even stated that climate change is a threat to our national security.
    Economist side: Yeah, but I don't believe them.

  23. How the hell did she get 36% of people care about climate change!! I think there is a lot more people that care just don't know what they can do about it!! And then saying she believes its true but acts very negatively to someone that is trying to promote the awareness to it. She is a hypocrite that spews negative BS that makes people care less about the subject!!  Also I do think we are doing things to help with green house gas but it doesn't just show up over night.. People are adaptive and we ill change in the long run to survive. 

  24. Hey everyone, I have an idea. Let's get somebody who does not agree with us politically onto our show so that we can talk over him.

  25. You guys should really consider getting a neutral host, or at least one that knows how to RESPECT THE GUEST. One part of this broadcast pissed me off:

    Host: "Let me finish" (right after interrupting the guest, and continuing to do so many more times).

  26. S.E. Cupp and Nicholas Loris are the type of people who would argue with the F they would receive on this science test. Why take economists words on anytihng? Why trust what a politician says? Why trust anyone's professional data if we dont trust scientists?

  27. Denial,Denial !! If you can't trust our expert scientists such as Bill Nye then crawl back into your hole. Pathetic

  28. Hmmm… So apparently:
    Economy is more important than the biosphere and the survival of the human race
    Trying to state facts that others just won't accept makes you a bully
    They know more about the environment and science than THE SCIENCE GUY

    Bill shouldn't have to waste his time debating with such rude, ignorant people who don't even want to listen to the knowledge he was trying to share. Oh, and I just love how they kept saying "I''m not a denier or a skeptic" haha

  29. What a stupid bitch, bullying? is she retarded? she obviously has her ass up her head and living on methane to get by everyday.

    How is disagreeing with the information this other guy is talking about is bullying, why is debating a topic bullying, what a stupid cow.

  30. science bullying? Look you dumb bitch if you think Bill Nye the nicest person on the planet is being a bully you are insane she wants everyone to just be laid back and cool with ignoring scientific data and cares more about peoples delicate feeling rather than getting accurate information to the public.

  31. This woman, has LITERALLY been the final straw of what little faith I had left in this news organization. I HIGHLY recommend this woman not be heard again, on Live TV or otherwise.. I'm truly disappointed CNN

  32. She's probably one of the dumbest fucks out there. What a fucking twat she's says he's "bullying" science whist they gang up on Bill. She's a fucking idiot and needs to piss off.

  33. Can you even have a debate between a scientist and a person who isn't one on climate change? it's like Bart Simpson debating a math teacher on algebra… Besides we all know that climate change is no longer a debate, it's happening and you can see the overwhelming evidence with your own eyes… CNN is a joke

  34. These guys at CNN are retarded. The guy talks over Bill Nye while he's showing his point, and somehow Bill is bullying him.

  35. Host: The message isn't working. How do we get it to work?
    Scientist: We gotta get the message out. The facts tell us the problem is getting worse. The problem will get really, really expensive.
    Economist: The data is uncertain. I know of some data. So we wanna make lots of money first. Then we could afford to fix the supposed "problem" later.
    Scientist: Just data isn't facts. I think you don't agree with the facts.
    Host: Stop attempting to bully or shame those that question this!

    I wonder if this economist holds economic data analysis to the same confidence levels as he expects from environmental science data analysis.

  36. Why the fuck is noone at least trying to listen to Bill Nye? And why are the woman (I don't know her name) and Nicolas not able to answer simple questions?

  37. "Uhhhh" should not be accepted in debate. Bill can barely get a word in edgewise and the economist is in such a panic to speak he has to fill in his interruptions with, "but uhhh the trends don't show uhh uhhh uhhh uhhh UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."

  38. Using science and bill nye in the same sentence is ironic since nye is NOT a scientist….he is a chemical engineer NOT a scientist……science is NOT facts, mathematics = facts…..science = theory

  39. You simply must love most in here that now disown cnn when cnn starts to question the lefts "moral authority"…..😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  40. what tf are u talking about bullying!? First of all ur talking over him and aren't letting him speak than u go ganging up on the poor man! For fuck sakes!! Let him speak!! And how is it bullying if u try to convince ppl of the truth, which is 100% truth (they got facts & everything) that's not bullying sweetheart its a debate and a stupid one at that… -_-

  41. That moment where you need 3 very biased people who interrupt and change the subject every 5 seconds… and you still lose :/

  42. Did you guys listen to the points he was making? They were incoherent. I agree with the hosts. They're not saying they deny, rather just asking the science guy to show the science and he has none. He talked about hurricanes, said Alaska, then over to Manhattan weather. I'm not a denier either, just like it when someone can make their point or back their claim.

  43. Get a real host CNN, I mean this is just ridiculous… "Don't interrupt me, let me finish my question." As she continues to then interrupt Bill Nye without realizing that she's using total hypocrisy and then attempts to use the term "Science guys" as an offensive way of striking back because bill is right.

    Qudos to bill for standing his ground

  44. Bill Nye corporate shill guy. Fill a glass with ice then water let the glass stand until all ice has been melted. Did the cup over flow? You are witnessing the 2nd law of thermodynamics and there is nothing man can do about it. There is no data to confirm Billy's assumptions and he cannot tell you the rate of this warming trend. The earth heals itself which is also self evidenced how can science dictate to reality when it is not an absolute? Science is a process of learning and when learning is impeded with political agenda or other biases. Why would anyone declare a truth without facts, regardless of their beliefs?

  45. You know I used to not mind CNN but my good opinions and respect for them has deteriorated over time. By the way the “science guys” actually have a point about the sheer urgency of global warming as we are approaching a point of no return in terms of stopping earth from turning into a Venus-like planet. (On a final note methane is somewhere like 20 to 30 times better at being a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. In other words methane’s the big killer.)

  46. Finally someone put Bill nye the science lier in his place, global warming is a fuckin hoax & Bill knows it that's why he tries to use the I'm a scientist card, & you're not, so I must be right, all weather atm is man made, geoengineering, do your research people, you're all being played & fooled from people like Bill nye, Neil degras, nasa, space x, elon, trump & so on. Good luck

  47. For a moment I thought CNN saw the light and allowed some balance on something that is definitely not settled in the scientific community and then I saw this is from 4 years ago.

  48. Kudos for CNN (a.k.a. Fake News) who actually did a good thing, for a change! Always good to get all perspectives. Clearly Bill Nye is a little "off", which leads into a broader discussion on mental health in America; which is the big problem that is almost always excluded from the arms ban debates.

  49. Holy Christ on a burning stick. Could you please let Bill respond? Of course, he hasn't brought much of worth up in this here clip, because the Hosts and other guests are apparently uncivilized Clutzes with the mannerisms of a 3-year-old gorilla on steroids. LET. HIM. RESPOND!

  50. America already contribute the least to climate change reduction when compared to any other major country in the world.

  51. The poll shows a great correlation between low scientific literacy societies and how they face problems and questions every day.

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