Recent weather events has sparked a battle between science and policy. According to a government “to-do” list, Global Warming is not a high priority.
Due to the recent historic drought in California and an overwhelming Polar Vortex that has swept most of the nation, weather is a hot topic. It may not be as hot as Sunday’s “Meet The Press” debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.
Al Roker says “there is no doubt the climate is changing.” But, who do we look to? How can we fix this problem? Is it a natural occurrence or the reflection of human abuse? These are the questions awaiting answers!
Let me summarize the debate between a tired looking Nye and an upbeat eager congresswoman.
The truth, climate scientists may be split on this topic. Without 100% certainty, conservatives fear economic hardships. Government does not want to risk the economy based on a hypothesis.
Look at the facts! That’s what Bill Nye is urging the leaders of our country to do.
“So what I would encourage everybody to do is back up and let’s agree on the facts. Would you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?” he said, adding later, “You are a leader. We need you to change things, not deny what’s happening.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, said there is no consensus on what is driving extreme weather and changes in climate. Plus, there needs to be a cost-benefit analysis of what can be done about it, she told NBC’s “Meet The Press“What we have to do is look at the information that we get from climate scientists,” she said. “As you said, there is not agreement around the fact of exactly what is causing this.”
One fact that cannot be denied, the change in weather conditions is threatening our way of life.
If you missed the debate, catch it below![youtube id=”1zFruNyiUHQ” width=”600″ height=”350″]
Our Beloved Science Guy, Bill Nye, Finds Himself In A Debate on Climate Change
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