Bill Nye Suggests Government Should Punish Parents Who Have Too Many Children

The season finale of pop scientist Bill Nye’s new Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World” suggested that the government should punish people who have too many children, for the sake of the environment.

“The average Nigerian emits 0.1 metric tons of carbon annually,” noted Nye’s guest, Dr. Travis Rieder. “How many does the average American emit? Sixteen metric tons.”

Rieder said Americans having an average of two children are “waaaay more problematic” than Nigerians having seven when it comes to preventing global warming.

“Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?” Nye asked.

“I do think we should at least consider it,” Rieder said.

Nye pushed him even further.

“Well, ‘at least consider it’ is like, ‘do it,'” he opined.

The other two guests pushed back, however, pointing out that what Nye and Rieder were proposing came dangerously close to the eugenics policies of America’s past, which ending up disproportionately targeting poor women and minorities.

Rieder, a philosopher with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, has traveled to colleges trying to convince students not to have children, or at least fewer of them, because “dangerous climate change is going to be happening by then.”

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    Spurwing Plover


    Nuts like Bill Nye need to be sent to the mental institution and have their head examened he is certianly going nuts

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    David Lewis


    The United States has zero population growth based on birthrate. So the few that have large families are not having an impact. What is increasing our population is immigration. So why doesn’t Bill Nye and other radical environmentalists advocate stopping immigration?

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    More evidence that Bill is an idiot and a hypocrite (WTH!):

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    Pretty obvious the Nye gene pool has hit an evolutionary cult- sac . The global warmy
    cult hides behind a phantom enemy (oh so scary global warming ) to pursue their real agenda of population pruning and globalization . When the global warming industry flames out the comedians like Nye will look for a new act .

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