“The evidence for climate change is overwhelming."
During a Facebook live event with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" delivered a wakeup call to "psychologically deluded" climate deniers of Fox News. The message did not sit well with network host Tucker Carlson.
"The mechanical engineer and TV personality said skeptics of global warming suffer from the psychological delusion of cognitive dissonance," Carlson remarked of Nye Tuesday.
"Cognitive dissonance is not a delusion," Nye explained. "It's a feature, it's human nature. So we, in the science community, are looking for an explanation why climate change deniers, or extreme skeptics, do not accept the overwhelming scientific evidence for climate change."
According to Nye, "The most reasonable explanation is you have a worldview. And then you have evidence, and the evidence disagrees with your worldview. So you deny the evidence and then along with that, you deny the authorities that are providing the evidence."
"Now, if you have a better hypothesis for why climate deniers deny the overwhelming scientific evidence, bring it on," he told the host.
But Carlson didn't buy it, insisting there were other reasons behind his viewers' suspicions.
“The evidence for climate change is overwhelming,” Nye shot back. “So we’re looking for an explanation for why you guys are having so much trouble with this.”
Watch the two duel on "Tucker Carlson Tonight":
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