Bill Nye Delivers Profanity-Laced Attack on Green New Deal Critics on 'Last Week Tonight'

Ryan Foley | May 14, 2019
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The most recent edition of HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver focused heavily on climate change. The episode featured an appearance from Bill Nye, the Science Guy, who had some harsh words for conservatives skeptical of the Green New Deal. Nye warned that "by the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees. What I'm saying is the planet's on f***ing fire. There are a lot of things we could do to put it out. Are any of them free? No, of course not! Nothing's free, you idiots. Grow the f*** up. You're not children anymore. I didn't mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12 but you're adults now and this is an actual crisis. Got it? Safety glasses off, mother***ers."  Not surprisingly, host John Oliver was quite amused by Nye's profanity-laced rant: "I think we've all broken Bill Nye. And I, for one, am absolutely on board with his new, gritty reboot."