"Climate change is a real deal," he said. "So, hey deniers — cut it out, and let's get to work." Students chanted "Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill Bill!" before Nye's speech, a nod to his show's theme song, and said his speech was "awesome" afterward.
Speaking to students at the University at Albany, Bill Nye the Science Guy said that a carbon tax was needed for the purpose of redistributing wealth. “We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee,” Nye purportedly said Wednesday, right before an anonymous student began recording. “It’s not just to be mean, it’s to redistribute wealth,” Nye said.