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Rising CO2 levels

Ed Markey (D-Mass.), works to address the issue of climate change.

And then, with an angry flourish, Bill Nye took a torch to a model of Earth.

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At the close of a comprehensive fact-check debunking some of the myths about the Green New Deal on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, Oliver introduced Nye for a... demonstration, of sorts. This time, though, it definitely wasn't written for kids. What is so bad about finding a way to make all those things better for our planet? "Got it? Safety glasses off motherf-ker". "You're not children anymore", Nye says in the now-viral video. I didn't mind explaining photosynthesis to when you were 12, but you're adults now, and this is an actual crisis! "What I'm saying is the planet is on f-ing fire", the television host says as he lights the globe on fire. "Happy now?" It looks like the Bill Nye as we knew and loved him has left the building.

Nye was invited to explain some of the topics like the Green New Deal, studies which warned of food shortages and wildfires as well as carbon pricing - with his unique brand of teaching. Shaming his audience further with the barb, "Nothing is free, you idiots".

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"It is a nonbinding resolution that very briefly sets out some extremely aggressive goals, including achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, meeting 100 percent of the country's power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources and creating millions of good, high-wage jobs in the United States". "That is seven pages shorter than the menu for the Cheesecake Factor". And by "discussed, ' what we really mean is: He considered riding a sled pulled by 400 hamsters, made Trump jokes, and explained why carbon taxing may be an important tool in the climate fight". And because for some reason, John, you're a 42-year-old man who needs his attention sustained by tricks, here's some (expletive) Mentos and a bottle of Diet Coke.

Bill Nye is no more Mr.

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