Nye is an engineer. He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell. The whole "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" thing is just TV casting.
He looked nerdy enough and spoke well so he got a PBS show that gave him a moniker.
So when Sarah Palin says, "He's a kids show actor." She's right. And when she said "I'm as much of a scientist as he is." She's right. In that they aren't.
It is comical, and embarrassing for the Climate Change movement, that he is their go-to expert. He has published as many scientific papers, done as many scientific research on Climate Change as Kim Kardashian.
Maybe that's why he didn't know the Arctic from the Antarctic when he debated Climate Change on Meet the Press:
The Hill broke the story about Palin's attack on Nye's credentials:
Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, said the man known for his show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is using his position of authority to harm children by teaching them that climate change is real and man-made.Nye is exposed in the film "Climate Hustle." It stars Marc Morano, head of skeptic blog Climate Depot, and is presented largely as a response to "Merchants of Doubt," a documentary attacking skeptics and comparing them to the tobacco industry.
“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin said at a Capitol Hill event held to roll out a film that aims to discredit climate scientists. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist.Palin said behind the “alarmism” that the climate is changing is a “predetermined” and political agenda “of those, I think, who are controlling the narrative right now on changes in the weather.”
In the film, Bye tells Marano that people who make a name for themselves doubting Climate Change should be investigated.
“The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” he said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well engaging in discussions like this … they’re keeping us from getting to work, they’re holding us back.”
A Criminal Investigation for espousing a position without proper credentials or education simply for your own personal profit and fame? Sounds like Bill Nye.