John Oliver, Bill Nye Denounce Climate Change Deniers
During a recent episode HBO's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver talked with Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' about climate change. Nye said to John that climate change is for real and its human race that is solely responsible for triggering it.
Although 97% scientists all over the world unanimously believe that climate change is for real, yet one in four Americans either diametrically deny the existence of climate change or believe that politicians and media are exaggerating effects of global warming.
The debate was set up between Nye and a climate change denier. However, 96 other scientists were also invited to appear alongside Nye and Oliver called it only mathematically fair way to do it. Also, two additional climate change deniers were invited by Oliver to join the debate against 97.
People may want to debate over the existence of climate change, but Oliver and Nye are of the belief that only matter remained to be discussed now is the efforts needed to be made by scientists and politicians to mitigate the effects of climate change. Also, ways have to be devised to adapt to rising sea levels and extreme weather events attributable to human-induced climate change, said Oliver.
Oliver denounced people who do not believe that climate change is for real. Many people still believe that it is not due to human activities. Also, he criticized the news media that has misinformed 42% of Americans about climate change.
A March Gallup poll revealed that four in 10 believe that media has exaggerated the seriousness of climate change. Oliver said of the poll, "Who gives a shit? You don't need people's opinion on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking: which number is bigger, 15 or 5? or do owls exist? or are there hats?"
He said that the time to discuss the existence of climate change has gone now, instead it is time to discuss what all needed to be done to cope with it.