Scientists sometimes have a difficult time communicating.
Bill Nye, however, has found a niche in representing science by articulating its basic tenets in reasonably comprehensible language. It doesn’t always work.
On Monday, the Science Guy appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to discuss climate change. It was a spirited discussion, the essential spirit being: Carlson thinks Nye is full of it, and Nye thinks Carlson is full of it.
This didn’t entirely lend itself to education. Carlson wanted precise numbers on how human activity is affecting global warming. Nye explained that the climate is changing within decades, rather than thousands of years, and this is being caused by human activity.