Neil deGrasse, famous Astrophysisict, says people who disagree with the theory humans are causing catastrophic global warming are “missing a piece of their education,” “do not fully understand what science is,” and a danger to “informed democracy.”
In an interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN on Sunday, Tyson, who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium, said climate change is a fact that only those who are uneducated disagree with.
“If anyone utters the word, ‘it’s just a theory,’ it means they’re missing a piece of their education where they do not fully understand what science is and how and why it works,” Tyson said.
Tyson said electing people who deny climate change is dangerous to the continuation of democracy.
“Today you have people who, who will just accept what anyone tells them, or think that they can deny an objectively established scientific truth and then I don’t mind that in a free country, think what you want,” Tyson said. “But if you now rise to power and have, and have jurisdiction over legislation, and you pivot that on what you don’t know about how the world works, that’s a recipe for disaster.”
Tyson said this “recipe for disaster” is “the beginning” of the end of “informed democracy.”
“I would say it’s the beginning of the unraveling of an informed democracy,” Tyson said.
One day before thousands of protesters took to the streets to participate in the March for Science to show their dissidence with President Donald Trump’s suggested cuts to various scientific programs, Tyson tweeted, “Show me a Nation with a science-hostile government, and I’ll show you a society with failing health, wealth, & security.” The tweet was “liked” more than 155,000 times.
Tyson’s attack on people, (Though when Tyson and Zakaria team up would you expect anything different?) who disagree with the theory humans are responsible for climate change ignores the large group of scientists and well-educated people who have examined the evidence and reject the conclusions Tyson has come to.
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