Sarah Palin Says Bill Nye’s ‘As Much a Scientist as I Am’

Sarah PalinOkay, let’s just review how we got here, because it stranger than you might think.

First, Sarah Palin decided to back an anti-climate change documentary called Climate Hustle. Then we were all given faint hope about the prospect of Palin and Bill Nye debating climate change before finding out that wasn’t happening. (Filmmaker Marc Morano did end up speaking with Nye and a clip came out today in which the “science guy” discussed the prospect of jailing people pushing climate denial.)

Well, the film was screened at a Capitol Hill event today in which Morano and Palin participated. And according to The Hill, Palin had some serious questions for Nye’s scientific credentials:

“Bill Nye is as much as scientist as I am. He’s a kids’ show actor, he’s not a scientist.”

Palin expressed some extreme skepticism about climate change, saying the push to do something about it is clearly a political agenda and said climate change is nothing more than shifts in weather.

She encouraged people to question more and not “just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them.”

For the record, there is overwhelming scientific consensus on the matter.

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