Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Says ‘Climate Deniers’ Suffer Psychological Delusions

Bill Nye said Monday that climate change skeptics suffer from a psychological problem preventing them from understanding how so-called man-made global warming affects their daily lives.

Climate change skeptics suffer from cognitive dissonance on global warming, a type of psychological disorder that prevents people from recognizing reality, the comedian and former TV show host told Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a Facebook Live event.

“To the deniers out there. I want you to think about what is called cognitive dissonance,” Nye said, referring to situations wherein people prefer to bury their head in the sand instead of facing reality. It’s up to environmentalists and everybody else to save skeptics from themselves, he added.

“Instead of accepting that the climate is changing, deniers are denying the evidence and dismissing the authorities” simply because they don’t want to face a harsh reality, Nye said.

The two climate change warriors went on to complain how fossil fuel companies’ unwillingness to change their ways could lead to catastrophe.

“I know it may not be very popular thing to say, but the long-term implications of doing nothing about climate change are catastrophic,” Nye said about what could happen if Americans don’t take seriously President Donald Trump’s skepticism.

Nye, who has a history of making dubious comments directed at skeptics, also brought up what he calls the connection between so-called denialism and the cigarette industry’s refusal to acknowledge the negative health properties of cigarettes.

“It’s amazing to me that fossil fuel companies continue to use the same tactics as the tobacco industry,” Nye told Sanders.

The comedian has made similar comments in the past.

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    Get Real

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    Hasn’t anyone told this clown that nobody is denying that the climate is changing. It always has changed. The real deniers are those with their heads up their ideological orifices are are unable to see the sun.

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    Amber

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    Nye is just trying to recover his fleeting 15 minutes of comedic attention .
    No doubt we can expect more outlandish “Madonna ” exaggerations as the
    mechanical engineer’s fleeting scary global warming act winds down .
    Neck ties too tight have been known to restrict blood and oxygen to the brain and the picture suggests he is having a deprivation moment .
    When was that picture taken 20 years ago ?
    Yes climate is changing . Who knew ?
    A real denier is someone like Nye who can’t handle that or more accurately
    doesn’t want to because it would ruin their earth has a fever , scary climate boogie man routine .
    Trump knows it’s an over exaggerated a con job based loosely on climate models that are proven to be off (always on the high side ) by hundreds of a percent .
    The rest is just self dealing climate gold diggers, promoters and government scratching for a new tax vein to tap .
    Thank God for global warming we are so lucky .

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    R. Johnson

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    Saw this court jester on Tucker Carlson’s show last night spouting “the science is settled” mantra. He blamed humans for accelerating climate change– claiming change that happened over centuries now takes years or decades. He also claimed that if humans had not been around to damage the climate and blow gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere our climate would be as it was in the 1750s. I’ll bet he believes each molecule of CO2 is a little furnace blasting heat down on us perps!
    But the topper is saying everyone who doesn’t buy into the warmist science suffers from a psychological disorder that prevents people from recognizing reality. This is a stunning denial of the scientific method by the science guy—if you aren’t skeptical enough to test the theory it’s not science.
    Really, the same people whose models are wrong, who fake data, who are bought and sold by governments, who cloak anemic scientific theories in the robes of religion and don’t know a hockey stick from a cold front say skeptics of their “holy construct” suffer from a crippling psychological impairment??????
    It’s more than apparent that little bill nye is projecting HIS mental problems on those of us who don’t believe the crap he’s pushing. Calm down billie there’s a mental health facility just waiting for you to check in!!!

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    G

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    What a shame that this guy is supposed to be teaching our children about science. The first lesson SHOULD be about scientific method and should explain that free debate, ongoing investigation, and skepticism, are CENTRAL to science itself.

    Instead we have this charlatan who sounds more like a priest of the Spanish Inquisition than any kind of scientist.

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    Amber

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    GET REAL When reluctantly replying to the question from Tucker … what percentage of
    climate change is from humans at first Nye tried to avoid answering but when pressed he said 100% . Of course that is scientifically impossible and stupid .
    But what he was actually revealing was a critical piece to the climate hoax . The definition of climate change only includes the effects caused by humans .
    Therefore you can’t argue against their version of ” climate change”. They couldn’t afford to make the same mistake as their “global warming” slogan which was so easily proven to be a grossly over exaggerated load of BS . Remember
    Nye feverishly running around telling the media to use “climate change ” as the earth has a fever industry distanced themselves from the imploding global warming (ice free Arctic ) prophesies of doom .
    Do real scientists see “climate change ” as that change to the climate caused 100%
    by humans ? Just a guess but NO .
    Did Nye have any choice but to say 100% without a climate change definition limited to human generated CO2 as the basis to his answer ? Either that or he thinks the media and the public are a lot dumber than he is .
    The Nye Nazis and the cognitive dissonance comments are just the same weak attempt to draw attention to a fading bogus man made crisis .
    As the over exaggerated global warming hoax fades just like the 1970’s oh so scary global cooling false alarm people like Nye will make more ridiculous comments expressing their opinions . He is a comedian after all .

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