Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and climate change denier, lashed out beloved science educator “Bill Nye the Science Guy” in Washington Thursday, accusing the man of being an alarmist by teaching children global warming is real.
Palin was in Washington to promote an anti-climate change documentary Climate Hustle, a film that intends to discredit the science behind global warming.
“Bill Nye is as much as scientist as I am,” the former governor said at the Capitol Hill event, according to The Hill. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist.”
Nye makes an appearance in Climate Hustle where he suggests climate change deniers should be jailed.
“For me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Nye told film producer and noted climate change skeptic Marc Moran. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well as in engaging in discussions like this.”
According to The Hill, Palin repeatedly dismissed climate change as changes in weather patterns during Thursday’s event, and told parents to teach their children to doubt climate change.
“Ask those questions and not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them,” Palin told the crowd.
Nye is a 1977 engineering graduate of Cornell University and has been a children’s science educator since the early ‘90s. He also worked with and designed instruments for use in NASA’s space program, including the Mars Exploration Rover project.
Heck, NASA has even shut down climate change deniers who post obscure comments on Nye’s Facebook page.
Climate Hustle is set to open next month with only one showing in Canada.