Bill Nye, 'The Science Guy': 'Well, first of all, I think denying climate change is in nobody's best interests...in the worst case, it could end up like Road Warrior: a couple of tribes on a remote island, eking out a living and killing each other...It’s offensive to me intellectually. And I happen to think it’s unpatriotic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall 'promote the progress of science and useful arts.' So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.'
Except as Twitchy notes, this isn’t actually what the Constitution says. Art. 1, Section 8 says:
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
'Now he’s Bill Nye the Constitutional Scholar Guy? What a clown. He’s using the section of the Constitution that is the basis for patent law to back up his assertion that questioning the science behind his climate alarmism is somehow unpatriotic.'
"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.