Bill Nye's Advice to Tackle Climate Change

Bill Nye debunks misconceptions surrounding climate change, discusses motivation to change the world, and shares an excerpt from his new book Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD
2-minute read
Episode #169

bill nye on climate changeWe here at Ask Science were lucky enough to ask Bill Nye our burning questions about climate change. In Bill's new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, he talks about why the climate change crisis is calling today's youth to action to create a healthier, cleaner, smarter world. As the best-selling New York Times author of Undeniable, former host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, and a scientist, engineer, comedian and inventor, he is the perfect person to debunk the misconceptions concerning global warming.

Bill explains that we can contribute as individuals to the fight against climate change and gives a few tips on how to do so: 

1.) Don't ignore the deniers!

Educate yourself and others on the very real and observable effects of climate change on our world. 

2.) Buy renewable energy if you own a home.

Make the modifications that you can to your home to make it more energy efficient.

3.) Get out there and vote.

Vote for those candidates who have strong voting records of their own in support of legislation that moves toward renewable resources so that the US can become a leader in this effort.

For more tips on what you can do to combat climate change, check out Bill's book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.

Listen to an audio excerpt here:

You can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Books-a-Million. If you prefer listening, you can buy the audiobook version on Amazon, Audible, or Barnes & Noble.

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About the Author

Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD

Dr Sabrina Stierwalt earned a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Cornell University and is now a Professor of Physics at Occidental College.