NASA got into a fight with global warming critics on a Facebook thread started by Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” shortly after the entertainer made a post criticizing energy insiders who question so-called man-made global warming.
The NASA Climate Change Facebook account entered into a spat Tuesday with several of Nye’s Facebook followers over issues ranging from whether NASA “fudges” its climate data to whether other planets are experiencing global warming.
After one of Nye’s followers suggested NASA confirmed fossil fuels are actually cooling the planet, NASA Climate Change jumped into the mix and replied: “Do not misrepresent NASA. Fossil fuels are not cooling the planet.”
When someone else suggested that Earth is not the only planet warming, NASA replied: “There is a small amount of evidence of seasonal changes in parts of the solar system, but there is no evidence of global warming anywhere — except on Earth.”
Nye’s followers and NASA Climate Change tossed volleys back and forth throughout the day.
“Climate denier (extreme doubter) won’t take the bets ’cause he knows what’s up re: global temperatures,” Nye’s initial post read. The entertainer turned pseudo-scientist’s comment was in reference to an interview he did with Marc Morano, the founder of global warming skeptic website Climate Depot.
Nye told Morano during the interview that he is open to the idea of jailing “global warming skeptics” at The Hague as “war criminals.” Morano turned down a bet Nye offered later in the interview that 2016 would be the hottest year on record.
The post received a mixed response. Some of Nye’s Facebook followers praised him for taking a stance against so-called global warming; others questioned whether Morano could ever win the bet, given NASA’s supposedly cooked-up climate data.
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