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By Michael Bastasch

Global warming alarmist talking heads like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Al Gore are constantly paraded around as experts on climate, often claiming that global warming is making weather more extreme and bashing those who “deny” that humans are the main culprit behind this.

So, Fox Business host John Stossel brought in an actual climate scientist to see just how truthful Nye, Tyson and Gore are being when they go on television to sound the alarm on global warming and advocate for phasing out fossil fuels.

“I’ve actually been doing climate science for the last 25 years and these guys haven’t,” Dr. Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who’s now a researcher at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, told Stossel.

“Unfortunately, Bill Nye has said some things that are just downright deceptive,” Spencer added. “He’s a mechanical engineer, but he could learn about stuff, and I’m afraid he hasn’t.”

Nye is often brought on by liberal media outlets to talk about global warming, and he often takes to social media whenever a storm occurs somewhere in the world to link it to global warming — despite a lack of evidence that weather has actually gotten more extreme. Nye has also consistently bashed those who are skeptical of man-made global warming, like Spencer, calling them “deniers.”

“I really resent the term, as do other skeptics because we don’t deny climate change — climate change has always occurred,” Spencer said. “Most of us believe that humans have some role in that, but again, this plays well on TV and to certain audiences.”

“Now, Bill Nye can say things like, our recent Tropical Storm Bill — which occurred, by the way, during hurricane season, we do get tropical storms during hurricane season,” Spencer said. “Everything gets blamed on global warming now, even weather events, and it’s just gotten ridiculous and I don’t know how people can say these things with a straight face.”

Nye got lots of media attention for claiming that global warming was causing Tropical Storm Bill in the Gulf of Mexico and wildfires spreading through Alaska. Actual meteorologists, however, bashed Nye for his remarks.

Spencer also criticized Al Gore for claiming that extreme weather events are 100 times more common today than they were in the mid-20th Century — a claim that is patently false. Yet, Gore will not debate skeptics about his global warming claims in the media.

“Which is bullshit,” Spencer remarked when asked about Gore’s weather claim. “Severe weather has not increased. Even the United Nations admits this. That there has not been any measurable increase in severe weather events around the world.”

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

  • tempestmichael

    so we’re supposed to trust someone from the fox business school on a libertarian website?

    Are you kidding me?

    this couldn’t be any less credible

    you know what
    libertarianism is to liberal
    as scientology is to science

    stop buying into stupidity so easily people!

    how much do you want to bet that this comment will be deleted.

  • tempestmichael

    at this point there is so much data confirming that climate change is human caused that denying it is as ignorant as still thinking the world is flat or that evolution isn’t real. You have to be a real half-wit to still be on the climate change isn’t real bandwagon.

    The libertarian agena has been real nice over the years eh?
    .claiming to support legalization but opposing prop 19 in california
    .claiming to be all about rights and freedoms but literally opposing individual rights and freedoms in favor of “corporate personhood”

    you guys are bloody hypocrites
    You do nothing but get in the way of any kind of positive change at every single turn but act like you’re heros doing the opposite.
    It honestly makes me sick to my stomach.
    You’re even worse than the republicans

    • askthesunaboutclimate

      Please explain the Ice Age and the ending of the Ice Age. Please explain the solar cycles and how they affect the earth’s climate. Science. You are a kool-aid drinking idiot.