Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ admits climate ‘deniers’ have been ‘surprisingly successful’

nyeBill Nye, former host of the TV show “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” is no fan of climate skeptics, but he recently acknowledged that they have been “surprisingly successful” in influencing public opinion on global warming.

Asked why environmental issues such as climate change “have not been brought to the forefront of political debate,” Mr. Nye said that, “In my opinion, it’s all due to [whom] I call the ‘deniers.’”

“The deniers have been very successful — surprisingly successful — because they are almost exclusively funded by the fossil-fuel industry,” Mr. Nye told CBS News. “So this whole anti-science movement has been set up to preserve an economy that is going away.”

Mr. Nye, who was interviewed Monday on his role as an ambassador for the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, was promptly challenged by Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, who disputed the allegation that climate skeptics are doing the bidding of the oil-and-gas industry.

“Nye’s claims of skeptics being almost exclusively funded by fossil fuels are flat-out wrong,” Mr. Morano said. “It is the environmental left that frequently enjoys amounts of fossil-fuel funding that skeptics never see.”

For example, he cited a 2014 report from the Science and Environmental Policy Project that found total U.S. expenditures on climate change from Fiscal Year 1993 to Fiscal Year 2033 exceeded $165 billion, primarily for climate models and efforts to mitigate global warming.

“These entities have a vested interest in promoting the fear of global warming/climate change,” the SEPP report said.

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    Al Shelton

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    He [Bill] stopped learning as so as he got his degree in Engineering[ assuming he didn’t buy it off the internet].
    Since that time he thinks he is a “Mister-know-it-all”.
    He only listens to left-wing political agendas and does next to no examination of facts.
    He is a total disgrace to science and the media.

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    Amber

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    The reason the scary global warming industry is falling flat on it’s face is because
    people are a little smarter than the con men of the global weather Armageddon industry
    thinhk .
    Nye is entitled to his opinion but it is interesting he is so reluctant to personally name companies or individuals he calls deniers . He never really says the names or what they are supposed to be denying . Climate changes … duh . Do you think ?
    The earth doesn’t have have a fever , computer models of the climate projections are inaccurate jokes and as climate changes we are extremely fortunate to be in a stable but gradual long term warming trend . You are a denier if you claim otherwise .

    Compared to the $$Billions in funding of pump and dump “renewable ” industry sink hole people who are not drinking the cool finances are not even a rounding error .
    Big oil supports more green lobby groups than sites like this who are made up of people from all walks of life who’s common ground is an acute sensitivity to the
    unscientific nonsense coming from scary global warming salesmen and bad actors trying to fleece taxpayers for their pals in grant dependant “renewable ” flame outs .
    Nye found a little niche and it is sad when the show is about to close . Blame it on the
    dark side…. the side that has helped the world far more than it has harmed it .
    Global warming is better than cooling and ever Bill Nye knows climate changes .

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    Get Real

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    Perhaps it was the climate change catastrophists who were unsuccessful. They were hoping to have all their plans and taxes in place so they could claim success when the next cooling phase arrives. However, people will ask questions and when they remain unanswered those people become suspicious, then angry at being treated like fools.

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    Amber

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    What exactly is a climate sceptic Washington Times ? Everyone knows climate changes without any help at all from humans and certainly a trace gas has some effect but isn’t this really all about some people no longer buying the earth has a fever from drama queens trying to promote themselves or their business interests ?

    Nye admits “deniers ” , what ever that means , have been surprisingly
    successful . Who cares what big oil has to say (the evil empire ) the fact is the Deniers, consisting of those that don’t tremble in fear about the earth having a fever , are actually up against very weak competition who’s lies can’t be ducked any longer despite the attempt to rebrand the overhyped global warming propaganda . The public isn’t buying it despite the $$billion marketing campaign of the global warmies .

    Think of it as a business . You just outspent your competition by a $$Billion dollars and the customers won’t even come to your store . Were the other guys that good ? Maybe it’s time to look in the mirror at the $$billion dollar waste of money spent by fools selling crap no one wants . Fire the Marketing Director and the dim wits pushing the strategy but don’t blame your failure on the competition who just continued to expose your greatest weakness . Your self .

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