- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Television personality and climate change activist Bill Nye was skewered online for announcing an Air Force One flight with President Obama on Earth Day.

“Heading down to DC to catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One tomorrow with the President. We’re going to #ActOnClimate,” Mr. Nye wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. The two men will fly across the country to discuss the Florida Everglades climate change’s effect on the economy.

“Stunning lack of self awareness here,” Twitter user Don Carpenter wrote.

“No irony there. Shouldn’t you be biking there instead of burning jet fuel?” said Gerald Aungst, The Blaze reported Tuesday.

Mr. Nye did not respond to a flurry of feedback on the optics of flying across the country on Air Force One. A round-trip from Washington, D.C., to the Florida’s Everglades National Park logs roughly 2,000 miles.

“The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country. But it’s also one of the most fragile. Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure — and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry — at risk,” Mr. Obama said over the weekend.

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• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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