We are currently living in a world where facts are treated as opinions and opinions are treated as facts. Up is down. Left is Right. Actually, there is no longer a left or a right, only what your opinion of left and right are. Somehow science got brought into this facts vs. opinions bitch fight and Bill Nye HAS FUCKING HAD IT!
John Oliver brought Bill Nye on his show Last Week Tonight to help explain how a carbon pricing could help reduce the carbon admissions. Bill came out and simply points to a sign that says “When Something Costs More….People Buy Less of It.”
A irritated Bill seems to be joining the zero fucks club and he’s all the way over doing cutesy science experiments in an adorable bow tie to prove to some climate change deniers that the world is on fire and we’re all going to die. Relax, I just mean just statistically speaking!
John Oliver went on to explain the importance of limiting carbon admissions:
“Putting a price on carbon makes complete sense and you should know that there’s absolutely nothing extreme about it. Economists across the political spectrum support it. At least 40 governments worldwide have done it. Including the UK where carbon pricing has CO2 admissions falling to it’s lowest level since 1890. Since before Mary Poppins danced with chimney sweeps and gave those Banks children cocaine.”
John Oliver listed other ways in which we can reverse some of the effects of global warming. He also seemed hopeful that an increased number of conservative Republicans that are very or somewhat worried about global warming, has doubled in the past 5 years.
John then brought Bill out one last time and according to AV News, it was something:
With one last exhausted sigh, Nye reappeared with a globe, a blowtorch, and a trio of fire-extinguishing methods. While the world literally burned beside him, Nye pointed to the solutions at hand, explaining, The planet’s on fucking fire,” and telling Oliver’s viewers “Nothing’s free you idiots—grow the fuck up.” As Oliver noted after Nye stormed off (with the malediction, “Safety glasses off, motherfuckers.”), “I think we’ve all broken Bill Nye.”
It’s a sign of the times that Bill Nye is now cursing and setting shit on fire. I’m pretty sure Big Bird and the ghost of Mr. Rogers are about to start fucking shit up if we don’t start taking better care of the planet, so let’s get on it. I’m not emotionally stable enough to have Big Bird mad at me.