Bill Nye goes on expletive-filled rant about climate change

'Grow the f*ck up. You’re not children anymore.'


Eilish O'Sullivan

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Posted on May 13, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:42 pm CDT

Bill Nye is not playing around anymore when it comes to climate change. The science guy we all know and love was featured in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and dropped some F-bombs to discuss the severity of the issue.

“Grow the fuck up. You’re not children anymore,” Nye says in the now-viral video. “I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you’re adults now, and this is an actual crisis, got it? Safety glasses off, motherfuckers.”

Nye is an advocate for the Green New Deal, and both him and Oliver backed it on the HBO show Sunday night. The deal, sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), works to address the issue of climate change.

“What I’m saying is the planet’s on fucking fire,” Nye says. “There are a lot of things we could do to put it out—are any of them free? No, of course not. Nothing’s free, you idiots.”

Needless to say, Nye’s now-adult fans are shook.

The Green New Deal was unanimously rejected in the Senate in March after Senate Republicans pushed for an early vote on the deal, a move Senate Democrats have called a “stunt.”

“It is a nonbinding resolution that very briefly sets out some extremely aggressive goals, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, meeting 100% of the country’s power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources and creating millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States,” Oliver says.

This is not the first time Nye has used his platform to address climate change or to support Ocasio-Cortez and the deal.

“By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees,” Nye says.


H/T the Hill

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*First Published: May 13, 2019, 5:25 pm CDT