Do not fret, boys and girls: The brilliant mind of Bill Nye, a kids’ TV host, tapped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), another brilliant mind, to save us all from Climate Change and income inequality.
That was a close one.
Over the weekend, the duo met up at SXSW in Austin, Texas, to talk climate. Nye posted a photo of the two together on Twitter and gave a full-throated endorsement of the 29-year-old to save us from ourselves.
“AOC gets it. She sees that fear is dividing us. We can address income inequality. We can address climate change, if we get together and get to work,” he wrote.
As Nye obliviously noted, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez “sees that fear is dividing us.” Of course, it is Nye who pushes fear-based climate alarmism and the freshman congresswoman who literally said the world is going to end in 12 years if we do not radically address Climate Change as she sees fit.
“I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,” said Ocasio-Cortez in January. “And your biggest issue, your biggest issue is how are going to pay for it? — and like this is the war, this is our World War II.”
Moreover, Ocasio-Cortez even acknowledged that her widely-criticized and outrageously pricey Green New Deal is massively flawed, but, according to the socialist, at least she’s “trying.” This means she’s “the boss.”
“Like I just introduced the Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all of this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried. Because no one else has even tried. So people are like, ‘Oh it’s unrealistic. Oh it’s vague. Oh it doesn’t address this little minute thing,'” she said last month. “And I’m like, ‘You try. You do it. Cuz you’re not. Cuz you’re not. So, until you do it, I’m the boss.’ How about that?”
The elected official’s lack of scientific knowledge, however, is not that far off from that of “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”
Nye’s scientific background, particularly concerning the climate, is not exactly impressive. National Review’s Ian Tuttle explained:
William Sanford Nye’s scientific bona fides consists of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell, and a stint at Boeing. But you can be anything you want on television, and in the late 1980s, hard at work pursuing a career in comedy, Nye landed a recurring bit as Bill Nye “the Science Guy” on Almost Live!, a Seattle-area sketch-comedy television show, and a role as Christopher Lloyd’s laboratory sidekick on Back to the Future: The Animated Series. Nye then leveraged that success into his namesake PBS Kids show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, which from 1993 to 1998 filmed 100 half-hour episodes, each focused on a particular topic (dinosaurs, buoyancy, germs, &c.) and accompanied by a parody soundtrack (e.g., Episode 75, on invertebrates: “Crawl Away,” by “S. Khar Go” — a parody of “Runaway” by Janet Jackson). Somehow, because of this, Nye is now the go-to authority on exoplanets and dark matter and whether we are living in a computer simulation — and, of course, environmental policy.
Progressive Nye attempted to own pro-lifers with “science” in 2015, but only exposed his scientific ignorance. “Nye posted a video regarding abortion in 2015 in which he argued that the pro-life position is false because ‘many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans,’ ignoring that humans are formed at fertilization,” noted The Daily Wire.
And in 2017, Nye demolished what little was left of his credibility with an outrageous Netflix skit dubbed “Sexual Spectrum.” Alongside “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” actress Rachel Bloom, the duo sang and rapped about “butt stuff,” “sex stew,” transgenderism, and how sexuality and gender are “on a spectrum,” or non-binary.