When President Barack Obama traveled to Florida this week to make a speech on climate change for Earth Day, he brought Bill Nye “the Science Guy” along with him, a fact that was not lost on Fox News’ The Five. And while they were there, the two men sat down for a chat about the state of science in America and those pesky “climate-deniers” in Congress.
Rather than let Nye interview him, Obama turned the tables, asking the science-educator what the country can do to get kids interested in the subject. Nye said it’s all about investing in science education early so students get the bug before they are 10 years old.
Later, Obama urged political leaders to “take science seriously,” adding that he hates to see “members of Congress being part of the climate-denier clubs and basically stiff-arming what we know are facts.” When Nye brought up the classic “I’m not a scientist” excuse, Obama said, “I’m not a scientist either, but I know a lot of scientists. I have the capacity to understand science. I have the capacity to look at facts ad base my conclusions on evidence.”
Watch video below, via The White House:
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