Comedian and former TV show host Bill Nye “The Science Guy” collaborated on a new global warming-themed hip-hop song lecturing listeners about the evils of climate change skepticism.
Nye is featured in a new song by Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman that drones on for more than 5 minutes about why millennials, among others, should paint scarlet letters on so-called man made global warming skeptics.
The song, titled “The Beef,” hashes out a laundry list of grievances environmentalists and politicians level against people who strike skeptical positions against scientists who claim global warming is real and man-made.
It’s lyrics are a hodge-podge of words and spliced together sentences bemoaning how the skeptics’ views on global warming still get media attention despite politicians and celebrities best efforts to drown them out.
“What’s beef?” the song’s long-winded chorus asks. “Beef is when the scientific findings all agree … Beef is when the contrarian view — with no data supporting it — still gets through.”
Brinkman prattles on about how skeptics bring up “the phony hiatus” on global temperature increases as if it’s real.
Skeptics have for years pointed to what they call a mismatch between climate model predictions and actual temperature observations.
A group of climate scientists conducted a study in February confirming the “hiatus” in global warming that Brinkman referenced. The scientists essentially admitted that their climate models were wrong, and, in fact, temperature increases had been arrested.
“There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing,” one of the climate scientists who authored the study told Nature. “We can’t ignore it.”
Nye has a history of making dubious – perhaps, incendiary – comments directed at people he calls “denialists.”
“Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Nye asked in a video interview with Climate Depot’s Marc Morano in April. “We’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on?”
“In these cases, for me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizens,” the former children’s TV host said at the time. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.”
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