APR 14, 2016 4:37 PM PDT

Bill Nye Bets Climate Change Doubter $20k That the World Will Get Hotter

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

There is undeniable evidence that the world is getting hotter, and leading scientists believe that greenhouse gasses are the cause. The increase in greenhouse gas emissions that comes from humans burning fuel for energy falls in line with the growing temperatures of the planet.
 
Nevertheless, there are still refuters out there that continue to stand behind greenhouse gasses and back their potential, denying that they have any correspondence to what we know today as global warming.
 
Marc Morano, one of the world’s biggest outspoken nonbelievers of global warming, was put to the test this week by Bill Nye the Science Guy.
 

Bill and Marc sit together during an interview.


Nye attempted to bet Morano $20,000 that the planet would continue getting hotter – that 2016 would be the hottest year on record, and that the decade would be the hottest decade on record.
 
Unsurprisingly, Morano stepped out of that one pretty quick, refusing to take the bet. It would seem that the "lies and government conspiracies" that Morano speaks of are nothing more than lack of evidence on his part, and a stubborn point of view. The fact is, science shows the truth.
 
Saying that he wants the world to be a better place for not only us, but for our kids, Nye politely, but sternly, explains that Morano’s view holds no water in terms of scientific evidence and that it would be wise to consider believing the facts.
 
The fact that Morano wouldn’t take the bet illustrates that even he understands there could be something at work. On the other hand, his reputation would be down the toilet if he had lost the bet, so it was probably a wise decision on his part.

You can watch the interview below:
 


Source: Desmog

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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