Bill Nye the ‘science guy’ says energy revolution akin to human slavery

nye moranoThe environmental website DeSmog Blog released a video yesterday showing Bill Nye the “science guy” comparing the fossil fuel energy revolution of the last 150 years to human slavery. According to journalist Marc Morano, who interviewed Nye for the documentary film Climate Hustle, he was surprised to hear Nye compare a carbon-based energy revolution that has lifted more people out of poverty “akin to human slavery.” Morano, who is also the writer and co-producer of the documentary, also turned down a $20,000 bet that the planet would keep getting hotter. (video after the jump)

Morano was offered two bets between Bill Nye and himself. Nye regularly espouses the alarmist global warming narrative despite evidence to the contrary. Climate Hustle is a rebuttal to claims that catastrophic global warming is occurring and is the reason for any unusual weather event. “Too much rain or not enough rain, lots of snow, not enough snow, fewer hurricanes, more hurricanes, fewer tornadoes, more tornadoes, outbreaks, famine, disease, whatever the issue, climate activists point to it and blame global warming,” Morano says.

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Desmog writes that “Nye said he was willing to bet Morano that 2016 would be one of the ten hottest years on record. He also offered a bet the current decade would be the hottest on record.” The site says that Morano turned down both bets, calling them “silly” and that Morano wouldn’t take a bet when it was “obvious” the official records would show more global warming.

Not true, Morano wrote in an emailed statement about his interview with Nye for the upcoming documentary Climate Hustle. Morano had debated Nye twice before, but this time he was there “to interview him and get his thoughts on issues.” He said that during the interview, he “challenged Nye on certain assertions but generally let Nye do all the talking.”

Morano said the interview with Nye ran about one hour and 20 minutes, and he was hoping to get Nye’s reactions to film clips from Climate Hustle and for his next film ‘Climate Monarchy.’ “I was very low key and just trying to get reactions,” Morano writes. Nye also had a film crew at the interview, and subsequently published an edited video that was released at DeSmog.

DeSmog writes that within that nearly hour-and-a-half interview, Nye offered Morano two $10,000 bets. The first bet was that 2016 would be one of the ten hottest years on record (conventional weather records kept since the middle of 19th century). The second bet was that the decade of 2010-2020 would prove to be the hottest decade on record. DeSmog asked Morano why he turned those bets down with Nye.

Morano says he turned down Nye’s two bets but not for the reasons they insinuated. “Nye’s temperature bet is pointless on many levels. First off, given the geologic history of the Earth, how does one year here or there or even a decade prove anything? Second, Nye is implying that ‘record’ temperatures that are not outside the margin of error of the dataset are somehow meaningful. Even former NASA climatologist James Hansen admitted “hottest year” declarations are “not particularly important.”

Morano notes that despite “Nye’s claims of hottest year or decade compared to the past 150 years or so of recordkeeping, it is clear that the 1930s were a very warm decade before NOAA ‘adjustments’ cooled the past. But the EPA still shows the 1930s reign supreme in the US.” He told Desmog that “2015, fueled by the record or near record El Nino, was barely a tenth of a degree warmer than previous ‘hottest’ year claims.”

As reported previously, except for a few months of anomalous warming attributed to a strong, naturally occurring El Niño, there has been a global warming hiatus that began after the last strong El Niño in 1998. This runs contrary to DeSmog’s claim that “14 of the 16 hottest years on record have all happened since the year 2000.” The evidence presented in this latest study supports the claim there has been a “reduced rate of global surface warming.” DeSmog is still relying on jiggered data by NOAA and NASA that tries to hide the hiatus.

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    Amber

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    The temperature record over 50 years are highly incomplete and inconsistent.
    Anyone pretending it is anything different or more a man made estimate made up full of missing and incomplete information is disingenuous . The early part of the record were from ships bobbing along in some of the world’s oceans throwing thermometers over board . Hardly an honest scientifically valid temperature of earth but let’s not cloud things with facts .
    Bill Nye ,the mechanical engineer and comedy guy should stick with comedy or his interest in betting on almost certain outcomes .
    After NOAA temperature massagers play with the numbers ,which are not truly representative of anything but a wild guess ,it’s
    like betting someone that the sun is going to
    light the sky tomorrow morning .
    The fact that this actor would propose a bet where the outcome is essentially predetermined shows where the scary global warming promoters are at .

    I love that clip where Bill Nye encourages the media talking head to use the words climate change not global warming as the scary global warming industry decided to rebrand the
    pretend earth has a fever crisis . Climate changes ..gee who knew . What ice free Arctic ?

    We better hope it keeps warming because when Mother Nature decides to change course
    the oh my god, the earth has a fever
    promoters are really going to have to hustle the rebrand once again . Natural occurring climate variables such as the sun ,ocean currents ,water vapour etc . run the climate show and the increasing fraction of 1% of CO2 coming from human use of fossil fuel the influence is lost in natural variability noise .

    It is always warming or cooling and we are extremely fortunate to be part of a warming cycle . Would Bill Nye not agree climate always changes and would he propose plants and animals are better off with a cooling earth ? Humans will adapt in any event and if it gets too cold maybe we could all wear little bow ties to keep us warm .

    Humans need to conserve energy and treat the environment with care and respect
    but we also need to be honest about the fact we are not in charge of the earth’s thermostat
    or that we are going to adjust the the factors really shaping the climate .

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    Edmonton Al

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    Bill Nye is a disgrace to the Engineering Profession.
    That clown probably believes in astrology; that the full moon makes people go crazy; tarot cards; alien abduction; and countless other claims of the paranormal.

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    GR82DRV

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    Another appeal to populism over true science. If America can’t tell Bill Nye from a real scientist we’re in trouble.

    Ironic that this guy is the poster boy for junk scientists who seek only to provide only data that affirms the wishes of their political masters… Masters who pay their salaries with publicly funded grants. If there Are to be RICO prosecutions for organized fraud let’s start with THIS epic fraud inflicted on American taxpayers.

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    Amber

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    Has NOAA ever produced all the records requested of their “adjusted ” earth temperature estimates ? Maybe that’s the point ,estimates… kind of like the fiction spewed out of climate models that are routinely 100 % to 200 % overstating temperatures .

    It is a shame though because if the modellers and the NOAA weather weggie board were actually right a warmer world would be healthier. Just imagine all those fossil fuels we wouldn’t need to stop people and other animals from freezing .

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    Crakpot

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    “Ground tremble. Mountain god angry! Bet you 10,000 shells he gonna make volcano erupt. No? Denier!”

    It is pointless to argue whether the volcano’s gonna erupt or not. Argue the existence of the mountain god.

    There is no such thing as a “greenhouse gas effect.” It has been disproved in actual controlled experiments. You can never isolate variables in global climate studies – just waste our money falsifying data.

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    amirlach

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    [quote name=”Amber”]Has NOAA ever produced all the records requested of their “adjusted ” earth temperature estimates ? Maybe that’s the point ,estimates… kind of like the fiction spewed out of climate models that are routinely 100 % to 200 % overstating temperatures .

    It is a shame though because if the modellers and the NOAA weather weggie board were actually right a warmer world would be healthier. Just imagine all those fossil fuels we wouldn’t need to stop people and other animals from freezing .[/quote]
    [quote]It would appear that the temperature rise profile claimed by the adjusted data is largely if not entirely an artefact arising from the adjustments applied (as shown in Figure 3), not from the experimental data record. In fact, the raw data does not in any way support the AGW theory.[/quote]
    [img]http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/ushcn/ts.ushcn_anom25_diffs_urb-raw_pg.gif[/img]
    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/ushcn/ts.ushcn_anom25_diffs_urb-raw_pg.gif
    http://jennifermarohasy.com/2009/06/how-the-us-temperature-record-is-adjusted/

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    Amber

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    My oh my NOAA pinocchio data just gets exponentially separate from reality as time goes on . No wonder Bill Nye wants to place a bet on a sure thing .

    No Bill we won’t take the bet because this is really starting to look like a new hockey stick graph . Made with loving care and full of imagination .
    A little bit of this and a little bit of that .

    Who actually signs off on the NOAA estimates?
    The White House ?

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