Bill Nye open to jailing climate change dissenters; why does this sound familiar?

Bill Nye open to jailing climate change dissenters; why does this sound familiar?

Bill Nye, aka Bill Nye “the science guy,” said yesterday that he is down with the notion of filing criminal charges against and jailing Americans who refuse to subscribe to the gospel of climate change.

In an interview with Mark Morano of Climate Depot released yesterday, Nye said:

[F]or me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen. So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.

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The extreme doubt about climate change people — without going too far afield here — are leaving the world worse than they found it because they are keeping us from getting to work. They are holding us back.

Nye’s comments come as a coalition of liberal attorneys general led by Virgin Islands AG Claude Walker investigates private energy company Exxon for daring to speak out against the so-called scientific consensus on global warming.

Here is a video of Nye’s comments:

As I listened to Nye sanction punishing dissenters, I was reminded of an early chapter from the history of science in which another individual actually was imprisoned for refusing to accept the “scientific” consensus. That individual’s name was Galileo, and the consensus he refused to acknowledge was that the Earth the center of what we now call the solar system.

That was five and a half centuries ago. You’d think by now people like Nye would have learned.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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