‘The Essence of Science is Doubt, to Follow Truth Wherever it Leads…’

Or..Not So Much. Anti-Science Bill Nye: ‘Big Oil’ To Blame For Climate Change Doubt

From this morning’s National Review Online

Meet the Press hosted a discussion about climate change between Bill Nye of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” fame and representative Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican. During their conversation, Nye argued that Big Oil is responsible for doubt in climate change.

“This is unscientific, it is not logical,” he said. “It is a way, apparently, that the fossil fuel industry has dealt with our politics. And this is not good.”

[See also  Climate Scientists Slam Obama Science Czar’s Incoherent Ramblings on Global Warming]

Representative Marsha Blackburn responded by arguing that warming is “very slight,” but that even if Nye’s arguments were all correct, that wouldn’t mean progressive policy proposals would fix the identified problems.

“Even director McCarthy from the EPA in answering questions from Congressman Pompeo before our committee said reaching all of the 26 U.S. goals is not going to have an impact globally,” Blackburn said. “And David, what we have to look at is the fact that you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses or theories or unproven sciences.”

During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in September, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Kansas Republican Mike Pompeo that the EPA couldn’t make “direct connections” about the efficacy of its regulations. Here’s video of that exchange:

National Review Online


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