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Bill Nye has had it with climate change deniers. Not just deniers, but the general inaction surrounding something the scientific community has been shouting about for a long time. In a recent expletive-laced rant, he sounds off like an angry dad fed up with explaining simple addition to a child who doesn’t want to learn it. Now, the short clip is going viral.


Bill Nye, as you know, made science fun in the popular 1990s classic Bill Nye the Science Guy. In it, he explored different complicated scientific topics in a way that was easy to understand. Take, for example, an episode from 1995, the third season, where he explains climate—something that many people struggle to understand. Namely, the difference between climate and weather.

In recent years, though, he’s become a little less child-friendly and little more outspoken. He’s actually become one of the loudest spokespeople for climate science, and he’s really letting loose: “What I’m saying is the planet is on fucking fire,” he says. “Nothing’s free, you idiots. Grow the fuck up. You’re not children anymore. I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12 but you’re adults now and this is an actual crisis, you got it?”



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