Astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson schools former GM exec Lutz on climate change

By Roxanne Cooper
Friday, March 2, 2012 23:56 EDT
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Popular astrophysicist –and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History– Neil deGrasse Tyson schooled former vice-chairman of General Motors Bob Lutz on the reality of climate change during Friday night’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher.

After being baited by Maher on the subject of global warming, the unfortunately-named Lutz insisted that climate change was a “total crock of shit.”

As one would expect, deGrasse Tyson countered his argument with facts.

“You take all the scientists who author these papers, get them to pool their money and invest in companies that would benefit from global warming. And take all the people who are in denial of global warming, take all their money and invest in companies that would presume there is no global warming. And I would predict… you will all go broke in the next 50 years,” deGrasse Tyson said.

Watch their full exchange on the video below, uploaded by Mediaite on March 2, 2011.

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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