President Obama and Bill Nye criticized members of Congress who deny that human activity has contributed to climate change during a Friday interview in the Florida Everglades about the environment and science education.
Obama lamented “members of Congress being part of the climate-denier clubs and basically stiff-arming what we know are facts, and not rebutting them with other facts, but rebutting them with anecdote or just being dismissive.”
“And ‘Oh, I’m not a scientist,'” Nye added, referencing Republicans who refuse to take a stance on climate change by stating that they are not scientists.
“I’m not a scientist, either, but I know a lot of scientists,” Obama responded. “I have the capacity to understand science. I have the capacity to look at facts and base my conclusions on evidence. And part of shifting our political culture, I think, is we’ve gotta model for our kids that facts matter.”
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