Fox News host Tucker Carlson bit off more than he could chew Monday night when he tried to go head to head with ‘Science guy’ Bill Nye over climate change.
The combative Fox host pressed Nye to explain why people shouldn’t be skeptical about climate change, with the popular science explainer telling Carlson, “Climate change denial is denial.”
“The evidence for climate change is overwhelming,” Nye told an open-mouthed Carlson. “So we’re looking for an explanation for why you guys are having so much trouble with this.”
“I think most people are open to the idea of climate change,” Carlson parried. “The core question, from what I can determine, is why the change?”
Calrlson attempted to get Nye to establish a “degree” to which climate change can be linked to human activity, with Nye backing him up and explaining some basics.
“So the word ‘degree’ is a word that you chose,” Nye patiently explained. “But the speed that climate change is happening is caused by humans. Instead of happening on time scales of millions of years, or let’s say, 15,000 years, it’s happening on a time scale of decades. And now years.”
Carlson continued to interrupt Nye by asking a question and then interrupting him before he could answer, which was duly noted by Nye who held up his cell phone and quipped, “This is how long it takes you to interrupt me. It takes you quite a bit less than six seconds.”
A frustrated Carlson eventually dismissed Nye’s attempts to explain details of climate change studies, with the Fox host stating, “So much of this you don’t know. You pretend that you know, but you don’t know, and you bully people who ask questions. I’m open-minded, you are not.”
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Maddow reveals the ‘shocking sign’ the White House may be betting Trump is going to lose in 2020
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow returned from vacation to host the Tuesday evening edition of her MSNBC show.
Maddow noted, "in 91 days we all get to decide if the guy who's currently in charge of how we're responding to this epidemic should stay in the job for four more years or if Democratic candidate Joe Biden would do better at this."
"It's honestly hard to know what it will be like for a president to stand for re-election with 200,000 dead Americans as a key metric from his first term, while he asks for a second term, but we're going to talk tonight about how some of that is going to work and some of what we can see coming down the pike," she explained. "And a lot of it is very worrying, in terms of the institutions of our democracy and what we count on to keep us a constitutional republic."
GOP is failing tests of patriotism and morality by backing ‘blithering idiot’ Trump: Lincoln Project member
The former chief strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign blasted President Donald Trump during a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC's "All In."
Stuart Stevens, a member of The Lincoln Project, is author of the new book It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.
Host Chris Hayes played a clip of Trump's interview with Axios White House correspondent Jonathan Swan.
"I'm curious what your thinking was watching that interview," Hayes said.
"It's still just unbelievable that this man is president of the United States," Stevens replied. "He's a guy that really you wouldn't want to sit next to on a long plane flight. Just across the board, he's an idiot."
‘Have you ever heard someone whine as much as this man?’ CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Trump’s COVID excuses
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper slammed President Donald Trump after his Axios interview in which he said of coronavirus deaths, "It is what it is."
"For a man who seems to have strength and power, have you heard someone as allegedly powerful and strong as he claims to be — have you ever heard somebody whine as much as this man?" said Cooper. "'It is what it is.' Let me play the last portion of that first exchange again, because he says something telling."
"It is what it is," said Trump in the clip. "But that doesn't mean we are not doing everything that we can. It's under control, as much as you can control it."