Bill Nye warns ‘the planet is on fire’ while calling on viewers to tackle climate change
Bill Nye warns ‘the planet is on fire’, calling on viewers to tackle the climate change crisis, cursing-laden tirade on HBO’s Last Week Tonight
- TV personality, Bill Nye, had a few difficult words about reducing climate change
- On ‘Last Week Tonight’, Nye proclaimed the ‘planet’s on fire ***’
- Nye’s comments were meant to laugh, but climate models have deteriorated
- CO2 in the world’s atmosphere is at the highest level ever in human history
In a blasphemous tirade of one of TV’s most famous relations of science and learning, viewers received a grim warning about the disastrous consequences of climate change.
Bill Nye – best known for his popular 90s educational television show, “Bill Nye: The Science Guy” – reproduced his iconic character in a cameo in the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” by HBO, to emphasize the failure of the world to tackle climate change.
Instead of Nye’s characteristic passion for science and learning, the commentator and TV personality gave a different, more mature, kind of passionate speech.
After instructing viewers to “put on your safety glasses,” Nye started his plea.
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In a cursing laden tirade of one of TV’s most famous relations of science and learning, viewers received a grim warning about the disastrous effects of climate change.
“By the end of this century, if emissions continue to rise, the average temperature on Earth could rise another four to eight degrees. What I am saying is that the planet is on fire, “Nye said as he set fire to a wooden sphere on a disk in front of him.
“There are a lot of things we can do to release it – are they free? No of course not. Nothing is free, idiots.
‘Let the f ** k grow up. You are no longer children. I didn’t mind explaining your photosynthesis when you were 12. But you’re an adult now, and this is a real crisis, you understand? Goggles off, you bastards. ”
Nye blows further on the globe that still shimmers as he storms off camera.
In a separate segment where Oliver called in Nye to help explain CO2 prices – a proposal to charge greenhouse gas emitters more for their pollution – to give one of his characteristic demonstrations.
“If we emit carbon, for example by burning coal or driving an SUV, we all pay for it in the form of fires, floods and crop failures,” Nye said.
“If you ask for carbon to be reimbursed, there are incentives to emit less carbon, and more importantly, it also encourages the development of low-carbon technology, which is huge because it is vital to reduce emissions worldwide. Reduce.’
But Nye wasn’t ready yet.
“And for some reason, John, you are a 42-year-old man who needs his attention with tricks, here are a few Mentos and a bottle of diet coke. Happy now?’
Nye’s “demonstrations” on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” lacked the characteristic vibrancy that made the TV personality popular with children in the 1990s
While Nye’s cameo was being played on the show for laughter, a growing body of evidence has shown that people’s efforts to mitigate climate change are incredibly short, and as a result, climate models have become increasingly pressing.
This month, CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere reached the highest levels in human history, rising to 415 parts per million.
Even if countries met the benchmarks laid down in the Paris Agreement, signed by more than 170 world governments in 2016, the UN says the world is “locked up” for temperature rises in the range of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius.
In Oliver’s latest episode, the host highlights different models to slow down the funnel of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, such as CO2 emissions and trade and a CO2 tax.
The host also seized the opportunity to discuss the proposal and the subsequent kickback of the ‘Green New Deal’ from the first US representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
HOW MANY WILL SEA LEVELS IN THE FOLLOWING CENTURIES?
Global sea level could rise to 2300 as much as 1.2 meters (4 feet), even if we reach the 2015 Paris climate targets, scientists have warned.
The long-term change will be driven by a thaw of ice from Greenland to Antarctica, which will have to pull the coastlines again.
Sea level rise threatens cities from Shanghai to London, to low-lying parts of Florida or Bangladesh, and to entire nations such as the Maldives.
It is vital that we reduce emissions as quickly as possible to prevent even greater increases, a team of researchers led by Germany said in a new report.
By 2300, the report predicted that sea levels would rise by 0.7 – 1.2 meters, even if nearly 200 countries fully met the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The goals set in the agreements include reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
The ocean level will rise inexorably, because existing industrial gases that retain heat in the atmosphere will linger, causing more ice to melt.
In addition, water naturally expands as it heats above four degrees Celsius (39.2 ° F).
Every five years after 2020 in the peak of global emissions would mean an additional 20 centimeters (8 inch) rise in sea level by 2300.
“Sea level is often communicated as a very slow process that you can’t do much about … but the next 30 years really matter,” says lead author Dr. Matthias Mengel from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany, told Reuters.
None of the nearly 200 governments signing the Paris agreements is on track to deliver on its promises.