- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2019

Former scientific children’s show host Bill Nye set the world on fire (literally) during a profanity-filled rant regarding climate change on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” after host John Oliver delivered a segment debunking myths about the Green New Deal.

When Mr. Oliver asked Mr. Nye if he had “a fun experiment for us,” the show cuts to Mr. Nye saying: “Here I have a fun experiment for you. Safety goggles on.”

The show then pans out to a shot of Mr. Nye with a globe and a blowtorch.

“By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising the temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees. What I’m saying is the planet is on f–ing fire,” the television host says as he lights the globe on fire.

“There are a lot of things we could do to put it out,” Mr. Nye continued, gesturing to a fire extinguisher, blanket and bucket of sand. “Are any of them free? No! Of course not! Nothing’s free you idiots!”

“Grow the f– up! You’re not children anymore. I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12. But you’re adults now, and this is an actual crisis! Got it?! Safety glasses off, motherf–ers.”

The Green New Deal, submitted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, outlined a sweeping overhaul of the economy and energy sector. It’s also laden with ambitious social-justice goals.

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