Bill Nye “The Science Guy” was on MSNBC Monday afternoon to discuss the New England Patriots’ assertion that the deflated footballs used against the Indianapolis Colts were caused by cold weather.
But that didn’t stop him from “introducing” the idea that the huge blizzard bearing down on the East Coast may be caused by
global warming climate change.
“I just want to introduce the idea that this storm is connected to climate change,” he said. “I want to introduce that idea. I know there’ll be certain viewers who will become unglued, they’re throwing things at their television sets, and show on. But the economic effect of storms like this is huge!”
Nye went on to explain how blizzards like this “cost your society a lot of money,” through canceled flights and other infrastructure snarls.
“So I just want to introduce the idea that the strong winds that we had in southern California, the very strong winds that will be associated with this storm in the next couple days – these could be connected to climate change,” he said defensively, before adding it is very hard to prove any one storm is connected.
Last winter, Canadian climatologist Daniel Scott told the New York Times that by 2100, due to climate change, snow will become so rare that there will be few regions left in which to hold the Winter Olympic Games.