Bill Nye “the Science Guy” has another global warming prediction — Americans will have to grow their food in Canada if nothing is done to limit temperature rise.
“The agriculture in North America is going to have to move north into what would nominally be Canada and we don’t have the infrastructure,” Nye told MSNBC host Chris Matthews Tuesday night.
“We don’t have the railroads and roads to get food from that area to where we need it around the world,” Nye warned.
Bill Nye says global warming will mean America needs to grow its crops in Canada:
“The agriculture is going to have to move north into what would normally be Canada and we don’t have the infrastructure, the roads and railroads to get food from that area to where we need it.” pic.twitter.com/aoazDTHu9N
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 30, 2019
Nye made his remarks as freezing temperatures descended over much of Canada and the U.S., bringing below-zero temperatures across the Midwest and Great Plains. When wind chill is factored in, it really feels like -53 degrees Fahrenheit to Minnesota residents.
It’s officially really, really, really cold in Minnesota. #PolarVortex pic.twitter.com/z6RgL4GNI5
— KARE 11 (@kare11) January 30, 2019
In Chicago, the temperature hit -22 degrees Wednesday morning, with a wind chill of -47 degrees. Officials are warning residents to stay indoors and avoid the dangerous cold.
More than 220 million Americans are experiencing below-freezing temperatures across the lower-48 states, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue. About 26 million people are living with temperatures at or below -20 degrees.
At 8 AM, the cold across the Lower 48 left 225 Million at/below freezing including the Florida panhandle.
26 Million at/below than -20°F including Chicago.#PolarVortex2019 pic.twitter.com/cfAJNrlO6B
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) January 30, 2019
Nye also told Matthews rural Americans have been “hoodwinked” into believing getting rid of fossil fuels would hurt the economy.
“I claim that the people in rural areas are affected perhaps even more than people in urban areas, and they’ve been hoodwinked,” Nye said. “They’ve been led astray by this group of like-minded people who feel that the economic effects of getting away from fossil fuels are going to be catastrophic, but that is just simply not true.”
However, coal and natural gas are providing roughly 80 percent of the electricity needed to keep the power and heat on in the Midwest, according to the Midcontinent Independent System Operator that manages the grid.
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