Bill Nye Jabs Sen. Jim Inhofe on Climate Change
(NEW YORK) — Bill Nye may be known as the Science Guy, but his Twitter feed reveals that he has another interest: politics.
On Tuesday Nye wondered what Oklahoma senator and well-known climate change denier Jim Inhofe thought about the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla.
Inhofe did not respond to the question on Twitter and was unavailable for comment when contacted by ABC News.
Nye tweeted, “Oklahoma City was hit hard again. Has anyone asked Oklahoma Senator Inhofe about the three large storms in the [past] 14 years?”
Although Nye and Inhofe have not directly exchanged words about the tornado devastation in Oklahoma or climate change, both men have repeatedly made their opposing opinions known.
Nye openly discussed the importance of investigating climate change as the recent tornado system developed across Oklahoma. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Nye said that tornadoes were driven by heat, which increases the chances of more dangerous storms.
“You’ve got to figure that if there’s more heat driving the storm then there’s going to be more tornadoes,” Nye told Morgan.
At the other end of the climate spectrum, Inhofe has called global warming “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated to the American people” and argued that Earth is entering a period of cooling rather than warming. During the 2010 Washington, D.C., blizzard, Inhofe and his family built an igloo on the National Mall and placed signs labeling it “Al Gore’s New Home” as part of a GOP response to talks on global warming that were happening at the time.
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