Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin not only doesn’t believe in climate change — she doesn’t believe Bill Nye the Science Guy is a real scientist.
“Bill Nye is as much as scientist as I am,” Palin said at an event in Washington, D.C., according to The Hill. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist.”
She specifically targeted Nye for his claims that climate change was man-made, stating that scientists who believe that climate change is caused by mankind are trying to shut down human progress and fueling “alarmism.”
Additionally, Palin asked parents to “not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them.”
According to the Huffington Post, her statements came after a screening of “Climate Hustle,” new anti-climate change documentary. Producer Marc Morano interviews Nye in the film.
Nye began his career at Boeing and later worked in the aeronautics industry. He began his professional entertainment career on a local sketch comedy television show in Seattle, Washington. He famously hosted an education television program called “Bill Nye the Science Guy” from 1993 to 1998, and he also wrote several books on scientific topics.
Among his science-based accomplishments is assisting in the development of the MarsDial, a small sundial that has been used in NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover missions.
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