Bill Nye, known popularly as "The Science Guy" for his scientific kids show, says he is in favor of trying those who question climate change as criminals and jailing them.
In a video interview with Climate Depot's Marc Morano this week, Nye was asked how he feels about environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy's call to jail climate skeptics for treason and lock them up at the Hague.
"We interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. the environmentalist here at the People's Climate March in 2014 and he said that climate deniers CEO's belong at The Hague with three square meals and a cot with all the other war criminals. What is your thought on that? And do you think some of the rhetoric on your side gets too carried away? What's your thought on jailing skeptics as war criminals?" Morano asked.
Nye, the Planetary Society CEO, responded, "Well, we'll see what happens," comparing global warming skeptics to "people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive."
Nye, who also believes and propagates that evolution is the only way to explain life on Earth, continued, "For me as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen. So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they're pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this… That there is a chilling effect on scientists who are in extreme doubt about climate change, I think that is good."
In 2014, Kennedy Jr. said it was sad that laws do not provide for punishing global warming skeptics. "I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don't think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under," he told Climate Depot at the time.
Morano's skeptical film, Climate Hustle, will premiere on May 2.
The film's description says, "Scorching temperatures. Melting ice caps. Killer hurricanes and tornadoes. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it! Are emissions from our cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is man-made 'global warming' an overheated environmental con job being used to push for increased government regulations and a new 'Green' energy agenda?"
It adds that the file "will reveal the history of climate scares including global cooling; debunk outrageous claims about temperatures, extreme weather, and the so-called 'consensus;' expose the increasingly shrill calls to 'act immediately before it's too late,' and in perhaps the film's most important section, profile key scientists who used to believe in climate alarm but have since converted to skepticism."