On Wednesday, in an interview with the LA Times, Bill Nye asserted that the older generation needs to “age out” and “die” before progress is made fighting against climate change.
Nye, who is 61 years old, was asked how age affects different perspectives about climate change. He answered that younger people often agree with his viewpoint, while “climate deniers” are usually older.
Nye contends that the older generation will have to die out in order to make real progress against man-made climate change:
It just sounds like people are scared. It just sounds like people are afraid. And the people who are afraid in general — with due respect, and I am now one of them — are older. Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational. So we’re just going to have to wait for those people to “age out,” as they say. “Age out” is a euphemism for “die.” But it’ll happen, I guarantee you — that’ll happen.
The LA Times also questioned whether Nye believed he would be arguing for “science” within the political arena. Nye replied that he had no intention of getting involved in politics, but the “clowns” who deny climate change compelled him to do it.
I know! What the heck is that? I’m not the guy denying climate change. You guys started it. I didn’t want be political. You made it political — clowns. You know, climate change is something we should all be very concerned about, and we should get to work on it as soon as we can.
First reported by The Blaze.