Bill Nye Has Some Advice For Conservatives On Climate Change
Their denial is killing them with a huge voting bloc
Last night, on the final day of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton took a firm stance on climate change that separated herself from the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. “I believe in science!” she proclaimed in her nomination acceptance speech. “I believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs,” Clinton said. Her stance is the complete opposite of Trump who once said “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
Recently, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” came out in a video for The Business Insider saying that conservatives like Trump should start talking about climate change because remaining silent or denying the overwhelming evidence turns off a growing voting bloc. “Millennials, people in their 20s and early 30s, are very concerned about the environment,” Nye said. “Clearly, a conservative politician can win their primary. After the primary, can you be elected without anybody in their 20s or 30s voting for you? I’m not sure you can.”
Given the fact that Millennials recently overtook Baby Boomers as America’s most populous generation, the Republican Party should seriously rethink its stance on the environment. According to an ABC News/ Washington Post poll taken last November, 76 percent of 18‐29 year olds say climate change is a serious problem facing America. More importantly, the GOP should embrace climate science because if they want to “Make America Great Again” it’s going to be a lot tougher when half of it’s under water.