Bill Nye Bet And Shut Down Climate Change Denier Marc Morano
A bet made by Bill Nye is making headlines. In a Facebook video, Nye, the Science Guy, explained that Marc Morano, a climate change denier, is a dishonest man, who lied by claiming that he invited him to speak on a panel on the matter. Moreover, he went on to reveal that he offered Morano a $20,000 bet that the earth will keep on getting hotter, and he refused.
Bill Nye revealed a bet that he made with Marc Morano, the founder of the climate skeptic website ClimateDepot.com, and on the same occasion he slammed the Republican for lying about inviting him to an event where Sarah Palin is set to speak.
On Thursday, a very frustrated Bill Nye took to Facebook where he uploaded a 6-minute video to blast Morano.
Mr. Morano has been advertising a special screening of a new documentary called Climate Hustle that debunks climate change. Posters promoting the event scheduled for May 2 claimed that Palin along with Nye will take part in a panel to discuss the matter.
The only problem, Nye never agreed to be at the screening, the truth of the matter, he was never invited to be part of the panel. In the clip, the TV personality shared:
“Marc Morano did not invite me to his movie but he said I refused to come after he did invite me — he was making that up. It’s disingenuous, at best.”
Nye went on to say that it is true, he did accept to be interviewed for the film under the condition that his own documentary crew be allowed to remain present. According to the scientist, it was a very interesting exchange where he attempted to bet $20,000 with the former Republican political aide that we are currently living in the hottest decade, and he declined. Nye added:
“He had to concede a few points, let me say that — he had to concede a few points,” Nye recalled. “You probably heard. I said, ‘I’ll bet you that 2016 will be among the top 10 hottest years ever.’ And he said, ‘Of course it will be.’ And then I said, ‘I’ll bet you that the decade — 2010 to 2020 — will be the hottest decade on record.’ And he wouldn’t take that bet. I would’ve given him $10,000 on each of those two bets. But he didn’t take it. Because he knows the world’s getting warmer.”
In December 2012, Morano and Nye had a very heated debate on global warming on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight; it appears that the politician was hoping for a rematch.
What are your thoughts on Bill Nye’s bet?