Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

John Oliver and Bill Nye Put the Climate Change Debate to Rest

Climate
John Oliver and Bill Nye Put the Climate Change Debate to Rest

In case you missed this hilarious Last Week Tonight with John Oliver viral segment earlier this year, you can watch it now as it's just as relevant today as it was months ago.

With the release of the final component of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report last week, the new book by veteran environmentalist George Marshall about the thousands of abusive emails received by climate scientist Michael Mann and news that climate denier-in-chief—Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe—will soon head the Senate Environment Committee, makes it a perfect time to get real with John Oliver and remember that public skepticism about global warming is irrelevant. As Oliver points out, "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe it."

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Why So Much Climate Denial in Congress? Follow the Money

Dark Money Fuels Election Wins for Climate Deniers

8 Ways GOP Leadership Plans to Trash the Planet

David Attenborough narrates "The Year Earth Changed," premiering globally April 16 on Apple TV+. Apple

Next week marks the second Earth Day of the coronavirus pandemic. While a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions has limited our ability to explore the natural world and gather with others for its defense, it is still possible to experience the wonder and inspiration from the safety of your home.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

By Michael Svoboda

For April's bookshelf we take a cue from Earth Day and step back to look at the bigger picture. It wasn't climate change that motivated people to attend the teach-ins and protests that marked that first observance in 1970; it was pollution, the destruction of wild lands and habitats, and the consequent deaths of species.

Read More Show Less
Trending
An Amazon.com Inc. worker walks past a row of vans outside a distribution facility on Feb. 2, 2021 in Hawthorne, California. PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP via Getty Images

Over the past year, Amazon has significantly expanded its warehouses in Southern California, employing residents in communities that have suffered from high unemployment rates, The Guardian reports. But a new report shows the negative environmental impacts of the boom, highlighting its impact on low-income communities of color across Southern California.

Read More Show Less
Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, holds up his lab's sample of the whitest paint on record. Purdue University / Jared Pike

Scientists at the University of Purdue have developed the whitest and coolest paint on record.

Read More Show Less

Less than three years after California governor Jerry Brown said the state would launch "our own damn satellite" to track pollution in the face of the Trump administration's climate denial, California, NASA, and a constellation of private companies, nonprofits, and foundations are teaming up to do just that.

Read More Show Less