Bill Nye Suggests Blue States May Sanction Red States Over Climate Change


Climate activist Bill Nye recently suggested that blue states may take steps to address climate change on their own, without the help of the federal government.  He blamed the low percentage of Americans who believe Congress shouldn’t get involved in climate change on special interest groups, primarily from the fossil fuel industry, that have been successful in pushing the idea that scientific disagreement, “plus or minus two percent, is the same as plus or minus 100 percent.”

Nye went on to suggest that climate change might become a states-rights issue, where large states like California, Illinois and New York might begin to impose economic sanctions on states with less than enthusiastic anti-climate-change policies.  “Climate debt…what we have to do address climate change, will be more and more difficult to pay back or pay down,” he said.

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