Not Recycling, but Voting - Bill Nye's Fix to Save the Planet
During a speech shortly after the Supreme Court ruling to limit the EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, Bill Nye spoke his piece...
Bill Nye the Science Guy claims that the best practice to save the planet isn’t recycling - it’s voting. “To be sure, recycling the bottles, don’t throw the plastic away [and] compost your compostable things ... Start there. But if you want to do one thing about climate change: Vote. And, if you’re a kid and you can’t vote yet, make sure your parents vote. Hassle them.”
The speech from the childhood scientist came hours after the Supreme Court ruling to limit the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from United States power plants. he called the Supreme Court “a controversial bunch,” and considered their ruling “human negligence.”
“What we’ve got to do is pass better laws. The Supreme Court does what the law says, so we just have to pass laws that are more direct, more specific, more in everybody’s best interest.”
Bill Nye said. He then added, “Take the environment into account. Don’t just vote for, with respect, dumb stuff. Vote for better laws to control climate change.”
Bill Nye went on to dive into what the world would be if it continued to be littered with loads of inaction. He said the best solution to increasingly powerful storms is reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the globe.
“What you would do is reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so the world doesn’t get warm as fast as it’s getting warm. The problem is the ocean is getting warm and then all of this energy that’s being stored in the ocean leads to [increased convection] and these big hurricanes.”
Adding to his explanation was the solution of offshore wind turbines which can actually slow down hurricanes. “You take the energy out of the wind and put it into electricity. It’d be cool, but it would be an enormous investment ... It’s a fascinating idea,” he said.