He’s Baaaack! Bill Nye Returns From His Twitter Hiatus To Spread Climate Alarmism

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

After an extended silence on the matter, Bill Nye the “Science Guy” is back to linking everyday weather events to man-made global warming on Twitter.

The last time Nye seemed to have fired off a global warming-related tweet was June 26 — about two months ago. This time, Nye is blaming the late summer heat wave hitting parts of the eastern seaboard to man-made global warming.

Nye used the heat wave to call for “reducing emissions and providing renewable electricity to all of Earth’s citizens.” Nye tweeted Wednesday: “Record heat again. Its’ climate change people.”

In his tweet, Nye also implored people to follow Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann if they want to know more on global warming. The tweet linked to Mann’s book, “The Madhouse Effect.” (RELATED: ‘Green’ California Is More Reliant Than Ever Before On Foreign Oil)

Nye is no stranger to tweeting out pictures of news coverage on his TV, from hurricanes to heat, and then using said images to sound the alarm on global warming. Until now, he had seemingly taken a few weeks off.

The National Weather Service (NWS), for example, reported a record-high temperature was broken in Boston at 98 degrees. Providence tied its record-high 95 degrees reading from 1953, according to the NWS. Forecasters expect the heat wave to persist throughout the week with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity.

While scientists expect heat waves to increase with more global warming, blaming individual heat waves on long-term warming can be a tricky business. Even scientists who regularly try and attribute heat waves to global warming have admitted the difficulty of doing so.

The records being broken are daily and monthly records, not all-time record-high readings. And it should be remembered that while there’s a heat wave in the northeastern U.S., it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

For example, while Boston sees daily records broken, in Australia daily and monthly record-low temperatures are also being broken.

Cato Institute adjunct scholar Ryan Maue poked fun at Nye in a tweet on the status of heat hitting the northeast. Maue reminded followers “it just snowed” in Wyoming and Montana.

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