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Bill Nye rips ‘disingenuous’ climate skeptic: He lied about inviting me to panel with Sarah Palin

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“Science Guy” Bill Nye fired back on Thursday against Marc Morano, whose group promoted him as part of a special screening of his climate-skeptic documentary next month.

“Marc Morano did not invite me to his movie but he said I refused to come after he did invite me — he was making that up,” Nye said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “It’s disingenuous, at best.”

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Morano’s organization, Climate Depot, originally said Nye would “appear” at the May 2 event, which will include a showing of the film Climate Hustle as well as a panel discussion that will include former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

However, it was later reported that Nye will not be there; instead, the event — which is being simulcast in movie theaters around the US — will show clips of an interview Morano conducted with him. Nye said in his video that he agreed to speak to Morano on the condition that his own documentary crew be allowed to remain present.

“He had to concede a few points, let me say that — he had to concede a few points,” Nye recalled. “You probably heard. I said, ‘I’ll bet you that 2016 will be among the top 10 hottest years ever.’ And he said, ‘Of course it will be.’ And then I said, ‘I’ll bet you that the decade — 2010 to 2020 — will be the hottest decade on record.’ And he wouldn’t take that bet. I would’ve given him $10,000 on each of those two bets. But he didn’t take it. Because he knows the world’s getting warmer.”

Climate Depot is sponsored by another organization, the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), which has received donations from two major oil companies as well as an anonymous group that contributes to organizations denying the reality of climate change.

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Watch the video, as posted on Nye’s Facebook page, below.


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