Climate Craziness of the Week -Bill Nye Thinks Not Wasting Bottled Water Will Help Defeat Islamic State

Bill Nye, Barack Obama, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson selfie
Bill Nye, Barack Obama, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson selfie

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

US TV personality Bill Nye thinks Climate Change is responsible for the rise of Islamic State. But don’t worry, Nye has the solution – a book of helpful suggestions, of ways in which armchair eco-warriors can deal a deadly blow to this evil threat to public security, by changing how they live their lives.

Bill Nye brought science into kids’ lives and made us laugh. His new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World, mixes science and his trademark humor to rally a new “Greatest Generation”—ours—to solve a global climate change crisis and ISIS Threat that he believes is more threatening to our survival than World War Two.

Bill Nye took that link a step further, explaining the brutality in Paris and Syria was “a result of climate change.”

Your book includes sweeping approaches to address climate change. What can individuals do that counts?

Nye: Not wasting any water bottles is good. Not leaving the lights on is good. Turning the thermostat down in the winter, up in the summer, is good. But the best thing any of us in the developed world, especially in the United States, can be doing is talking about it. It’s strangely a hard thing to talk about because it’s become so political and divisive, and people have a tendency to give up and see it as overwhelming. But I claim that it’s not.

Read more: http://www.albanydailystar.com/science/science-guy-has-an-idea-for-isis-threat-fayetteville-tech-time-12573.html

Who would have thought – we don’t need all those nasty guns and air strikes and alliances and counter-terrorism agencies and what have you, to save Syria and the West from the barbarous horrors of Islamic State. All we need to do is make a few adjustments to our thermostats, talk about Climate Change, and make sure we drink every last drop of our bottled water.

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April 28, 2016 3:23 pm

He says not to waste the “water bottles”, not “bottled water”. What would he have us do with those water bottles I wonder??

Andrew D Burnette
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 3:32 pm

It must be like saving your bacon fat during WWII so it could be processed into glycerin.

Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 28, 2016 3:46 pm

The man actually “patented” the idea of using water in a plastic bag as a magnifying glass. AND ballet pointe shoes. I kid you not! The man’s contributions to “science” are staggering.
After the remark he made about educating women and girls in order to save the world (below) I know EXACTLY what I will do with all of MY un-wasted water bottles should I ever end up in the same room with the man. And he WILL be staggering then…….:/

Barbara
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 28, 2016 4:53 pm

There was very little bacon available during WW 2 as most of it went to the military. People ate canned Spam. They had Spam and eggs.

emsnews
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 29, 2016 4:19 am

Cue the Vikings singing about spam.

MarkW
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 29, 2016 9:02 am

At least they didn’t try to keep the red meat away from the Vikings.

beng135
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 29, 2016 11:30 am

Ummmmm….. Spam and eggs.

Bryan A
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 29, 2016 12:28 pm

MMM Yummy Spam Sandwiches…
As for the Water Bottles, perhaps stuffing them with C4 and making Water (bottle) Bombs

Bryan A
Reply to  Andrew D Burnette
April 29, 2016 12:31 pm

Even better, fill them with Water laced with a Very Strong Laxative and air drop them over the ISIS Troops.
Shitz Creek Spring Water

Marcus
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 3:32 pm

..You really don’t want to know where he shoves them !! Nasty……..

bill johnston
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 6:32 pm

I hear they make lousy Molotov Cocktails.

MarkW
Reply to  bill johnston
April 29, 2016 9:02 am

Maybe we should try throwing the bacon grease on the ISIS fighters.

Morose
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 9:20 pm

He is grammatically correct. Your weak attempt at perfidious sarcasm is revealing about your character.

Jay Hope
Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 5:39 am

Love the picture of the three idiots!

tgmccoy
Reply to  Jay Hope
April 29, 2016 6:23 am

Nye must be Moe…

MarkW
Reply to  Jay Hope
April 29, 2016 12:24 pm

I can’t take no Moe.

Bryan A
Reply to  Jay Hope
April 29, 2016 2:15 pm

Moe, Larry & Curly? Apologies to the Howards AND Fines

accordionsrule
Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 11:03 am

“What would he have us do with those water bottles I wonder??”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fTi5rAgXKw

Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 11:28 am

Since I’m Cuban I would save those water bottles to make a raft. You normal people can use them to fuel your plastic bottle furnaces.

Kevin Kilty
Reply to  Fernando Leanme
April 29, 2016 2:27 pm

+100. Made me laugh and laugh.

getitright
Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 2:52 pm

Pack them with explosives and tuck them into your suicide vest.

Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 11:43 pm

What is diabolical about the the article, the selfie and the post itself, is the absurdist theatre that has replaced reality.
The fact that American tactics and weapons are found on both sides of the Syrian conflict might also have something to do with the problems there!
I’m pretty sure that if the Obama administration stopped supporting both sides, the CIA-backed Rebels* – that include Daesh [IS, ISIS, ISIL] – and its own Iraqi militias**, then the worldwide terrorist blowback and refugee crisis would ease significantly.
It is beyond question that Western governments and their allies are continuing to systematically raid, plunder and radicalise the Middle-East either directly of indirectly through their proxy forces. Superpowers and their governments represent elites that have no regard for their own nations let alone for the individuals of any country.
*US support for the Syrian Rebels and CIA backing are matters of public record.
**The same Iraqi militias that fight for the US in Iraq, fight for al-Assad in Syria. That US/Iraqi militias fight for the Russian/Iranian alliance is also a matter of undisputed public record.

Marcus
April 28, 2016 3:26 pm

..Wow, the three biggest morons of North America, all in the same room !! The IQ in the White House just dropped by 80% !

Reply to  Marcus
April 28, 2016 8:26 pm

Thanks Marcus< I didn't know the name of the third guy, watched him once for about 5 minutes years ago, never since, what a joke ( @ Eric of the week not if)

David A
Reply to  Marcus
April 28, 2016 10:40 pm

For the first time ever the O was the smartest man in the room.
I think they are saying, “The end is Nye, lets party like there is no tomorrow.”

David A
Reply to  David A
April 28, 2016 10:42 pm

I can hear the O now…
“And I want to tell you, I will know more about science then my science advisor”

James Bull
Reply to  Marcus
April 29, 2016 12:39 am

No that’s wrong it was 97% everybody knows that.
James Bull

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Marcus
April 29, 2016 5:57 am

And here are two more desperate morons who co-authored this article, to wit:

Why author Terry L. Anderson is all wrong about the urgency of climate change
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/04/28/why-author-terry-l-anderson-is-all-wrong-about-urgency-climate-change.html?intcmp=hphz02

A WUWT contributing author should submit a rebuttal of the above noted “tripe & piffle” to FOX News requesting it be published.

Ralph Knapp
Reply to  Marcus
April 29, 2016 7:56 am

How could the collective IQ in that room drop by 80% when there wasn’t any in the room to begin with.

M Courtney
April 28, 2016 3:30 pm

It’s not clear that half-hearted bombing of Islamic State will help either.
At least Bill Nye is passionate and fervent about his solution.
His ideas are not logical. His ideas do not have any conceivable mechanism that could affect the progress of Islamic fundamentalism. But science is not the only good.
Faith is still valuable. Bill Nye – the Faith Guy – is passionate enough to actually do something.
Which is better than nothing.
And a lot better than doing half of something.

Barbara
Reply to  M Courtney
April 28, 2016 4:44 pm

SXSW Eco, Austin, Texas
SXSW Eco 2016 Keynotes include:
Bill Nye
Kate Bryant
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Also check out the rest of the website including the Advisory Board.
http://www.sxsweco.com/speakers
People just can’t seem to see the connections among the ENGOs or don’t want to!

clipe
Reply to  M Courtney
April 28, 2016 5:29 pm

That’s the problem with “half-hearted” bombing.
In for a penny in for pound I say.

Mike Bromley the Kurd
Reply to  M Courtney
April 28, 2016 5:50 pm

Thanks for your anthem on wasted effort.

Tom Yoke
Reply to  M Courtney
April 28, 2016 6:31 pm

Mind if I try and translate?
Don’t pay attention to the actual effect of ideas on policy and behavior. Instead, focus on the the “good intentions” of the speaker. That is the proper way for status to be allocated for idea workers.
Here is the problem with that argument. What if “good intentions” when turned into actual policies, lead directly to dire results?
To see how bad that result can be, consider a mild little proposal by Barack Obama Sr. back in the 1960s. He was, you recall, the Harvard trained Marxist Kenyan economist. He wrote that he had “no problem” with a 100% tax rate, so long as the revenue was spent wisely, meaning equitably, by the government. Obama was very concerned about income inequality of course, just as today’s progressives are. What could be better evidence of that great moral concern, than a proposal to make incomes absolutely flat?
So what would actually happen to society if a 100% taxation rate was imposed and all citizens received an equal share of the revenue? What it means is that workers would not get a paycheck for doing productive labor. They would receive exactly the same income as those who did no work.
As a direct consequence, the incentive to continue working vanishes entirely.
Since the “economic pie” is simply the sum of the nation’s productive efforts, the pie would shrink to zero. There would be nothing to divide and everyone would starve to death. In short, Obama’s well intended proposal is simply an extermination camp, if put into actual practice and not abandoned.
Still, the MAIN thing to focus on is that Obama was “well intentioned”. He cared about the Have Nots and wanted to help them. There might be a minor hiccup or two due to the whole extermination camp thing, but he meant well and that’s what counts. Right?

Reply to  Tom Yoke
April 28, 2016 8:30 pm

@ Tom Yoke, 6:31 pm, At the rate the taxes are these days and the amount of people on the “dole” etc., their goal does not seem to be far from succeeding, sadly enough.

David A
Reply to  Tom Yoke
April 28, 2016 10:45 pm

True, and guess what, the middle class is shrinking right on que.

Matt
Reply to  M Courtney
April 28, 2016 9:11 pm

Faith is believing what you know aint true – so much for the colloquial definition. Here’s a slightly more sophisticated one by the late Hitch-Meister: faith is believing something without evidence or in light of evidence to the contrary. With that quick reminder of what faith is, it is then obvious that it is never valuable and always harmful, as it denies reality. That’s why people say that it has retarded progress for the past 2000 years… Think about that.

JohnKnight
Reply to  Matt
April 29, 2016 12:55 am

Matt,
Have you considered looking the word up in a dictionary?

timg56
Reply to  Matt
April 29, 2016 12:18 pm

I second John Knight.
How about this one Matt, Embarassment is making a fool of yourself by talking about something you are clearly clueless on.

MarkW
Reply to  Matt
April 29, 2016 12:27 pm

Atheists really outdo themselves in saying stupid things these days.
You actually claim that everyone who is a believer actually knows that their faith is false?

MarkW
Reply to  Matt
April 29, 2016 12:29 pm

I don’t know anyone who claims that faith has retarded progress for the past 2000 years.
All of the great thinkers over the last several thousand years have been men and women of faith.
Just because you are an idiot, don’t assume that everyone else is as well.

vlparker
Reply to  Matt
May 1, 2016 8:04 am

@Matt……YUP.
@ Mr. John Knight, here is the definition in the American Heritage dictionary of the English Language, for what it’s worth.
“faith – belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.”
Faith is not only a poor reason to believe in something, faith is the total absence of reason.
As for whether a higher power exists or not, I have no idea. Neither does anyone else.

April 28, 2016 3:34 pm

As if climate change has anything to do with Syria–perhaps an increase in population of several hudred percent since WWII, or a fascist government has a little bit to do with the civil war.

PaulH
April 28, 2016 3:35 pm

It wasn’t “talking about it” that defeated Nazi Germany, it was a whole lot of bombs and bullets.

April 28, 2016 3:37 pm

From the article-
Nye: “The world’s going to change climatically. We just want to control the change.
We want to have a high quality of life for billions of people as we pass through this era.”
There it is in his own words. He admits that the climate is going to change (it always has) and he thinks we can CONTROL those changes!!!!
Nye: “It is my mission to change the world. I’m not kidding: Make no small plans, dream mighty things. I feel if we get enough people engaged in climate change, we will get enough people to change the world. We will revolutionize the way we produce electricity and provide clean water to people. And along with this is educating more women and girls. Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population. Educated women have fewer kids. And the kids they do have are better cared for and are more successful. As I like to say, it’s not one thing that we need to focus on. It’s everything all at once.”
Again, it is his “mission” to change the world! (and he’s not kidding!) Oh….and also, population control by “educating more women and girls”. Because women and girls who have more kids are UNEDUCATED????? Not only that, women who are “uneducated” (who knows how this moron defines educated) don’t take care of the kids they have and those kids are less successful! What a sexist piece of crap, and most likely a closet Fabian as well.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering, and thank God, Gaia, or Goldfish…he has never spawned a child. 🙂

Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 4:05 pm

Yesterday there was an article on CNBC talking about Zuckerberg’s desire to “http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/zuckerberg-i-want-to-cure-all-diseases-this-century.html
Along with curing all diseases in the world Zuck also plans to “..In his spare time, Zuckerberg also hopes to upgrade the world’s education system through personalization and protecting the environment from climate change,…”. What a guy! It is amazing what a few billion and a big head can accomplish.

Ian H
Reply to  goldminor
April 28, 2016 4:25 pm

It is nice to have a hobby.

AllyKat
Reply to  goldminor
April 28, 2016 4:55 pm

What? If you cure disease, people will live longer and have more kids and the population will keep growing and Gaia will die! These tech giants never think things through…

PiperPaul
Reply to  goldminor
April 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Narcissism and self-delusion have gotten much, much worse since internet.

Reply to  PiperPaul
April 28, 2016 6:25 pm

PiperPaul,
I reject your theory. I think “naturally occurring” narcissism and self-delusion were always this high, we just didn’t have an empirical method to quantify the ratios until the internet arrived. 🙂

Michael Jankowski
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 4:47 pm

Can you imagine the outrage if a conservative/skeptic/denier making remarks that educating women is important so that they’ll raise better but fewer kids?

Reply to  Michael Jankowski
April 28, 2016 6:17 pm

No kidding Michael! The irony, hypocrisy is just unbelievable. But hey….such tactics will eventually breed idiots like him right out of the food chain. That’s just SCIENCE son!

Crispin in Waterloo but really in Beijing
Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 5:31 pm

“And along with this is educating more women and girls. Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population.”
Perhaps we can combine two popular messages to school kids into one covering both drug experimentation and unwanted (by Bill) pregnancies:
Just say ‘No!’
It worked for drugs, right? Now it can work for educated women’s fertility rates.
Global population control is a lot simpler than I thought. I mean, we already have the Just Say No campaign in place, right? All we have to do is stop worrying about the boys and concentrate all our attention on the girls, which is what boys do anyway so they won’t mind.

PiperPaul
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo but really in Beijing
April 28, 2016 6:26 pm

“If we replace ‘alcoholism’ with ‘substance enthusiasm’, we can eradicate alcoholism and have lots of people happily drinking; in fact, more than before!”

Reply to  Aphan
April 28, 2016 8:48 pm

@ Bill Nye ( as if he would ever read this website) you said these words:
“And along with this is educating more women and girls. Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population. Educated women have fewer kids. And the kids they do have are better cared for and are more successful. As I like to say, it’s not one thing that we need to focus on. It’s everything all at once.”
You are right the one thing you could do is provide them with cheap electricity for their cooking, hospitals and those schools you mentioned and all the good things that would give them that chance!

timg56
Reply to  Aphan
April 29, 2016 12:24 pm

Actually he is correct on this point:
“And along with this is educating more women and girls. Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population. Educated women have fewer kids.”
Back when I was in grad school we had an alumni come speak who was with the World Bank at the time. He asked if anyone knew what was the most effective form of aid to a developing nation. I was the only one who offered a response. The correct one as it turned out. If you want to raise the standard of living of a developing nation or society, by far the best return on your aid dollar is gotten from educating the women.
And exactly what is wrong with providing women with the ability to choose how many children they want to bear?

Horace Jason Oxboggle
April 28, 2016 3:42 pm

I thought that Mo, Larry and Curley were only available in archived black and white films!

Kirkc
Reply to  Horace Jason Oxboggle
April 28, 2016 5:56 pm

That was a blacks and white photo…

Jon
April 28, 2016 3:42 pm

Perhaps the Saudis could stop funding ISIS instead? Or Turkey could stop trading with it? Just think what a waste that $500 million to produce 5 pro-US fighters was it could have been done with words alone. But then who would provide for the poor US arms suppliers? Is this man anti-business?

TG
April 28, 2016 3:48 pm

The best thing that can be said for Bill Nye is he’s the embodiment of Orwell’s worst dreams. Both ridiculous and terrifying all in one quirky body.

Janice Moore
Reply to  TG
April 28, 2016 4:11 pm

…ridiculous and terrifying

http://cdn0.dailydot.com/cache/82/fd/82fded6c3337fe9e6af8275f06f8a117.jpg
H–….. h– ….. h–…. HEY! Is that a water bottle lying there on the sidewalk?!!?
Get that thing OUT of here, NOW!! Do you want to be beheaded or something?!!!

****Later on TV —
Reporter: Mr. Nye, you believe water bottle wasting causes Jihadis to kill us?
Nye: Believe? BELIEVE??!! I KNOW it. There is no debating the issue.
Reporter: (raised eyebrows)
Nye: (FROWNIE FACE) OH, YES, MISTER REPORTER MAN. I — have — proof! After 1990, people started drinking a WHOLE LOT more water out of bottles and LEAVING THEM around, just lying around everywhere, being wasted…. well! After that! Guess what?
More beheadings every YEAR!! Kih-yu-eeeee D!
************************************************************
Okay, folks — “Make up a caption time… ” #(:))

Reply to  Janice Moore
April 28, 2016 6:12 pm

Janice-
Caption contest entry #1-
“Do you think the children noticed that I can’t tell the Arctic region from the continent of Antarctica?”
http://notrickszone.com/2014/02/16/global-warming-alarmist-bill-nye-confuses-antarctic-continent-with-the-arctic-doesnt-know-north-from-south/#sthash.5hxoD4o9.dpbs
Caption contest entry #2-
“My marriage to a mentally deranged oboe player/motivational speaker who tried to kill my roses was fake? But I’m the world’s smartest man….”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-nyes-withered-romance/

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
April 28, 2016 6:41 pm

Aphan! You are a WINNER! lol — Thanks for participating! Cites to research, too! Very nice.
Another one…
“….. uh… hm. CO2 OR CO3? …. CO2…. CO2…. nope. CO3? …. huh… that just doesn’t sound right….. CO8?… bother….”
#(:))

David A
Reply to  Janice Moore
April 28, 2016 10:52 pm

“umm, umm, you mean CO2 causes plants to grow?

Thomas Homer
Reply to  Janice Moore
April 29, 2016 5:33 am

Remember this time, it’s baking soda and vinegar, NOT baking powder. These birthday party kids are going to be so amazed!

DonM
Reply to  Janice Moore
April 29, 2016 10:36 am

When your head comes to a point on top, it takes your ears to hold up your hat.
“Something just doesn’t feel right … its not my tie … its fine, wait, I think its my ears … my ears feel funny … I don’t think I should wear hats.”

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
April 29, 2016 12:32 pm

David, Thomas, and Don — lol. Thanks for the fun. 🙂

PiperPaul
Reply to  TG
April 28, 2016 6:28 pm

Clarke’s Corollary to Heinlein’s Razor: “Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.”

John Harmsworth
Reply to  PiperPaul
April 28, 2016 8:59 pm

Also indistinguishable from political success.

April 28, 2016 3:48 pm

“It’s very reasonable that the recent trouble in Paris is a result of climate change,” Mr. Nye, who discusses global warming at length in his new book “Unstoppable,” . “There is a water shortage in Syria, this is fact based — small and medium farmers have abandoned their farms because there’s not enough water, not enough rainfall.”
Water shortage – most of ME is a desert and has been for quite a long time, Mr. nitwit Nye.
Farmers – they are highly likely leaving due to wanting to stay alive – ever hear of ISIS Mr. Nye.

Reply to  kokoda
April 28, 2016 4:03 pm

“Small and medium farmers have….” What?
What about “large” farmers? And XL? And XXL??? (extreme sarc)
Is he saying that people in Syria become farmers without taking any notice of the climate/location of Syria, and then have to bow out because “Oooopsie….we don’t get much rain here do we Hamza? ”
He’s SUCH an idiot!
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-wheat-idUSKCN0XN0G0
“The northeast province of Hasaka, which accounts for almost half the country’s wheat production has seen heavy fighting between the Kurdish YPG militia, backed by the U.S.-led air strikes, and Islamic State militants.
Farming infrastructure, including irrigation canals and grain depots, has been destroyed, according to the FAO. It said the storage facilities of the state seeds body across the country had also been damaged, so it had distributed just a tenth of the 450,000 tonnes of seeds that farmers needed to cultivate their land this season.”
There’s NEVER been a lot of rainfall….but I’m sure that when people are blowing up the “farming infrastructure”, it probably affects the number of people who can, or want, to FARM.
And no, it is NOT “very reasonable” that the recent trouble in Paris is a result of climate change. It’s pretty much as reasonable as saying that the Twin Towers were blown up because foreigners hate goofy, bowtie- wearing, children’s program actors. But at least the second correlation is understandable.

AllyKat
Reply to  kokoda
April 28, 2016 4:52 pm

Don’t you know that the only reason people have a problem with Assad is that they cannot farm? Nothing to do with abuses of power. Besides, Daesh is really doing the world a favor by lowering the population and getting rid of people who might father children. /sarc off
Sad thing is, there are probably some misanthropes who think that last statement is true. People who believe the former statement probably also think that “hashtag” diplomacy is effective rather than embarrassing. It is difficult to accept unpleasant truths, but in the real world, people who do terrible things almost always do those things because they WANT to do terrible things.
Last, can we stop this “new greatest generation” nonsense? Tweeting about not wasting water bottles is NOT the same as struggling to survive the Great Depression and then storming the beaches at Normandy. Yelling at people for wanting to have a decent standard of living is NOT the same as fighting in the Pacific Theater, being taken prisoner, and then being forced on a death march. The past few generations are getting wimpier and wimpier, and frankly, the current crop of special snowflakes (who cannot handle hearing someone say, “I disagree with you” without screaming, “Safe space! Safe space!”) lacks the gumption to do anything that will actually help people, unless said thing can be done by pushing a button on their phone. Even then, if such a thing goes against their programming (thanks, school indoctrinators!), they probably will not do it.

CaligulaJones
Reply to  kokoda
April 29, 2016 6:19 am

When even the Gruniad and Thomas Bloody Friedman of the NYT think you’re full of crap, you’re probably full of crap:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/29/climate-change-syria-civil-war-prince-charles
“The case for international action on climate change is strong enough without relying on dubious evidence of its impacts on civil wars. Claims such as these are mostly rhetorical moves to appeal to security interests or achieve sensational headlines, and should be recognised as such.”
And, note memories of Yamal: “testimony from a single Syrian farmer”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/opinion/sunday/friedman-without-water-revolution.html?_r=0
““The drought did not cause Syria’s civil war,” said the Syrian economist Samir Aita, but, he added, the failure of the government to respond to the drought played a huge role in fueling the uprising. What happened, Aita explained, was that after Assad took over in 2000 he opened up the regulated agricultural sector in Syria for big farmers, many of them government cronies, to buy up land and drill as much water as they wanted, eventually severely diminishing the water table. This began driving small farmers off the land into towns, where they had to scrounge for work.”

William R
April 28, 2016 3:50 pm

Ask anyone who lived through WWII if climate change is a bigger threat. They might punch you in the face just for asking. At least we could find out what it’s like to get punched in the face by a 90 year old!

April 28, 2016 3:56 pm

Comedian/scientist Bill Nye must think he is still the host of a show for kiddies as he preaches to adults on ‘Climate Change’. The presence of Obama would enhance this idea. An increase in population from 4.5 million in 1960 to 22 million now, combined with a fascist government, and rampant Islamic Fundamentalist Jihad, has much more to do with the war than CO2 or bottled water or ‘Climate Change’.

arthur4563
April 28, 2016 3:56 pm

New name for Bill : “Bill Nye , the Stupid Guy”

Bruce Cobb
April 28, 2016 4:06 pm

Bill Nye targets kids with his monstrous lies, because he knows they are the easiest ones to lie to.
Bill Nye, The Lying Guy.

David A
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
April 28, 2016 10:55 pm

Bill Nye, the end is Nye guy.

TA
April 28, 2016 4:44 pm

Bill Nye is clueless about both the climate and ISIS.

Mike Bromley the Kurd
Reply to  TA
April 28, 2016 5:54 pm

But they are timely subjects, so appearing to be ‘engaged’ is timely as well.

April 28, 2016 4:53 pm

this children’s tv personality, with the help of al gore, faked a greenhouse effect experiment on tv and fooled all those kids. his credibility is zero.

Janice Moore
Reply to  chaamjamal
April 28, 2016 5:07 pm

That’s right, chaamjamal. Here’s Anthony’s expose:

Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment (from the 24 hour Gore-a-thon) shows that his “high school physics” could never work as advertised {narrated by Bill Nye}

See: https://wattsupwiththat.com/climate-fail-files/gore-and-bill-nye-fail-at-doing-a-simple-co2-experiment/

Crispin in Waterloo but really in Beijing
April 28, 2016 5:17 pm

I was worried he was going to say I have to give up my bottled water. Phew!
I won’t waste any energy changing my thermostat, ok? I’ll just leave it where it is on 22 C all year. Promise.
Saving the world from ISIS (aka DAESH) is easier than I thought.
PS Will it help if I switch from cappuccinos to lattés?

vlparker
April 28, 2016 5:20 pm

Proof positive leftism is a mental illness. These clowns have no kinship with reality.

commieBob
April 28, 2016 5:35 pm

Not wasting any water bottles is good.

The best way to avoid wasting bottled water is to use tap water. A city near mine is supplied by the same aquifer that is used by one of the major bottled water brands. The tap water is just as good as the bottled water and much much cheaper. Even so, people drink lots of the bottled stuff. link

rogerthesurf
April 28, 2016 5:51 pm

In his article he talks about everyone being more educated etc. and then the real truth
“Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population”
I like these guys who want to decrease the world population but don’t lead from the front!
Cheers
Roger
http://www.thedemiseofchristchurch.com

Gandhi
April 28, 2016 7:39 pm

Bill Nye the Insane Guy.

Onyabike
April 28, 2016 8:30 pm

Bill Nye the Malthusian Guy

MJ
April 28, 2016 8:58 pm

Which Climate Model has the knob for “water bottles”? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Science or Fiction
April 28, 2016 9:51 pm

Idiocracy is over us – who would have thought it happens so quick!

Logoswrench
April 28, 2016 11:14 pm

Bill Nye the dumbass guy. Good grief.

Marcus
April 29, 2016 12:05 am

…Oh boy ! Bill Nye, the unscientific guy !

Nash
April 29, 2016 12:23 am

Picture show the three stooges … Nye is either Moe or Larry

TinyCO2
April 29, 2016 12:32 am

Even ignoring the ludicrous link to terrorism, his suggestions for reducing CO2 are like telling someone not to eat the garnish on a full plate to avoid obesity. Do you think the guy has ever worked out his own CO2 foot print? I’m convinced that much of the casual alarmism is caused by people who have no idea how much energy we use or how essential fossil fuels are right now. Why not jump on a band wago if it seems to be an easy ride?

UK Sceptic
April 29, 2016 2:46 am

Maybe there’s method in Nye’s madness. Maybe he actually intends for the terrorists to choke to death laughing as his stupidity.

Mark
April 29, 2016 3:07 am

Nye is finally lose the plot.
Oh btw, stop giving the “rebels” weapons and money (Turkey Saudi Arabia NATO) if they want the war to stop. 😀

Bruce Cobb
April 29, 2016 5:05 am

Bill Nye the Lying Doofus Guy says “the best thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it.” What he means of course, is that “we” (meaning True Believers) should proselytize about it, proclaim your True Belief to everyone, in hopes that you will both inspire others to do likewise, and, hopefully, convince non-Believers to at least start questioning their non-belief. He knows it really has nothing to do with science.

Paul Westhaver
April 29, 2016 5:15 am

Eric, This is a must see:
Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that if a helicopter loses an engine, it falls like a brick.
The tweet:
@chucknicecomic FYI: An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick. 9:09 AM – 20 Jul 2015………@neiltyson
Wrong. Just like he is wrong about so many things, particularly AGW.
see:

and…
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/21/scientists-who-are-actually-really-stupid-1-neil-degrasse-tyson/

Reply to  Paul Westhaver
April 29, 2016 7:00 am

The tweet:
@chucknicecomic FYI: An airplane whose engine fails is a glider. A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick. 9:09 AM – 20 Jul 2015………@neiltyson
WHAT?! Hmmm….he should have run that tidbit by his bestie Nye first–then it could have said something like:
An airplane whose engine fails is the fault of climate change. A helicopter whose engine fails is a tossed water bottle. Both result in the rise of ISIS.

tom s
April 29, 2016 6:16 am

I cannot take this idiocy any longer. Good grief what an idiot. And I tell my kids he’s an idiot too, as they stuff his nonsense down their throats at school.

Reply to  tom s
April 29, 2016 7:05 am

I do have to say that when it comes to illustrating physics, biology and chemistry the set designers and technical consultants on the show did an excellent job. 🙂 Nye might have pounced on the opportunity and probably started out with good intentions–but we all know where those lead. I think he embraced the motto: don’t go to hell in a Chevy a little bit too much….he’s trying for that Masaradi (sp?). LOL

Snarling Dolphin
April 29, 2016 7:11 am

You can’t tell me these guys don’t spend a LOT of time practicing their selfie faces.

tadchem
April 29, 2016 8:20 am

Climate change obviously causes brain damage in those who have not been vaccinated with a background in critical thinking.

MarkW
April 29, 2016 9:00 am

Like most liberals, Nye believes that history began when he was born.
The mere fact that Muslims have been killing people for the last 1400 hundred years is unimportant.
What matters is that the latest group formed only a few years ago, therefore they must have been caused by climate change.

GTL
April 29, 2016 10:17 am

Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release: ‘Not in Our National Interest’
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/bill-nye-un-climate-scientist-warn-moviegoers-shun-film-s-1-day-theater-release-not-our-national-interest
If you can’t win on the facts then stop the debate.

Gary Pearse
April 29, 2016 10:28 am

I find this strangely racist. Why are white libs not running around cutting people’s heads off? They are in the climate too. Political correctness itself is what racism has morphed into. The idea is that white libs have broader superior backs than other groups. They also are the ones whose mission is to teach non white libs how to fish. Apparently this skill is too onerous for lesser folks to figure out for themselves. I ve watched this paternal goody goody stuff IN Africa perpetrated by missionary and Ngo /UN TYPES over decades. This form of racism is insidious. One Nigerian I met on board ship to Nigeria asked me why Bature don’t understand why Africans take their gifts with one hand and slap them on the face with the other. Seeing it first hand I have felt like slapping their superior faces too over the past 50yrs.

JohnKnight
Reply to  Gary Pearse
April 29, 2016 2:20 pm

Gary,
“Political correctness itself is what racism has morphed into.”
By accident, do you figure . . or by design?
And Liberalism has “morphed” into intolerance, it seems to me, Just a coincidence? Science has “morphed” into blind faith in authorities . . in very similar fashion, etc, etc . . and I don’t believe it’s all just “natural” terminology/concept drift. I believe this is what Mr. Eisenhower warned about long ago, in process.
(trigger warning)
It’s a deliberate (indeed scientific) take-down of Western civilization, because it is (was anyway) antithetical to authoritarian governance. If one wonders how I could believe anyone would want authoritarian government, I suggest one start their inquiry with the question of why so many examples of it exist, and existed throughout human history . .

April 30, 2016 11:55 am

And…he wants me to pay 12.99 to read his book….on my kindle? Bwaaahaahaa!

H.R.
April 30, 2016 5:59 pm

Well I’m all in. I never drink bottled water so ISIS is D-O-O-M-E-D.
(Always happy to help out Bill Nye, the Clueless Guy.)

Mickey Reno
May 1, 2016 2:09 am

Bill Nye, Dr. Tyson, President Obama, don’t throw away those Kool-Aid containers.

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