Conservative about the Environment: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye

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In our latest “How Tweet It Is” video, Neil deGrasse Tyson reads his tweet about how he’s conservative about the environment, as in, “curtailing green house gas emissions so we can conserve the environment.” Bill Nye reminds Neil that Teddy Roosevelt, who was a Republican, greatly expanded our national parks, and that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) were both created under Richard Nixon, a Republican president who was considered a conservative by many Americans. Bill also talks about his upcoming book on climate change, “Unbounded,” and questions how successful a political party can be if it “insists on eschewing the science of germs and parasites” and “denying the science of climate change.”

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