Bill Nye, known as “the science guy,” brought a stack of books and clipboard of charts with him for an appearance on MSNBC discussing climate change and hurricanes.
“As Hurricane Florence is pummeling the southeast coast, some are arguing climate change is causing storms to intensify,” host Alex Witt noted.
Nye noted that the storm flooding the Carolinas includes 10 trillion gallons of water and quadrillions of joules of heat.
“When I come with these shows, and I’m delighted to be here and thank you, people are happy when it’s a prop bit, when I have props to show,” Nye noted. “Todays props are books, these are books written about climate change.”
“I did not make this a political issue, people on mainstream science did not make this a political issue,” Nye noted.
Nye noted that he’s publicly attempted to bet climate change deniers $10,000 about the hottest year on record, but nobody will take the bet.
“I’m not going to take that bet,” Witt noted.
‘It’s a disgrace’: Conservative torches Trump and the GOP — saying they’ve betrayed voters
In 2012, Stuart Stevens served as the chief strategist for Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and tried to prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term; in 2020, he is a Never Trump conservative who is rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. And when Stevens appeared on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” on Thursday night, August 6, he stressed to host Brian Williams that many GOP incumbents — from President Donald Trump to members of Congress — could be in trouble in November.
Promoting his new book, “It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump,” Stevens told Williams, “This is a very negative environment for Republicans…. There are external forces out there that make this a very tough race for incumbents in the Republican Party.”
Mask-hating Trump supporter banned from local store after she ‘rammed someone with a cart’: report
A woman who was permanently banned from entering a local hardware store for refusing to wear a face mask tells Vox that she's proud that her defiance of public health standards got her kicked out.
In an interview, a Wyoming resident named Jacqueline says that her local Menards home and garden store has told her that she is no longer allowed to shop there for refusing to wear a face mask on two separate occasions.
Although she was still allowed to shop at the store after the first time she came in without a face mask, she was permanently given the boot when she got into a physical altercation with an employee during her second trip to the store.
Expert: NRA had to be obliterated by New York for one very important reason
The New York attorney general's aggressive moves against the National Rifle Association might have been handled by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a former federal prosecutor.
State attorney general Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the powerful lobbying group over claims of rampant fraud, but former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade's new column for The Daily Beast calls out the Justice Department's inaction.
"Like other cases of corruption, this easily could have been framed as a criminal case," McQuade wrote. "Filing false registration and disclosure documents as part of a scheme to defraud can serve as the basis for federal mail or wire fraud, and often does in public corruption cases. When I served as a federal prosecutor, my former office brought public corruption cases on such theories in similar cases in which officials misused funds for personal benefit."