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Sarah Palin Lashes Out At Bill Nye Over Climate Change, Mocks Actor’s Credibility

Apr 16, 2016 04:06 AM EDT
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Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin lashes out at Bill Nye, questioning the Science Guy's credentials as a scientist and credibility in saying climate change skeptics are wrong.

Palin also disliked how Nye teaches children to embrace climate change and to believe that it is man-made. She even urges parents to teach their children to doubt climate change and to have more influence than schools.

"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," Palin said. "He's a kids' show actor; he's not a scientist."

The lashing occurred during Congress's Rayburn Building during the Washington Premiere of the movie "Climate Hustle", a 75-minute anti-climate change film featuring scientists debunking man-made global warming, as per Fortune.

According to the report from The Hill, "Climate Hustle", starred by Marc Morano of Climate Depot and co-produced and funded by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), is presented as a response to the 2014 documentary "Merchants of Doubts," which attacks climate change skeptics.

Palin, who was known for her outspoken support for the fossil fuel industry during her vice-presidential candidacy in 2008, believes that those who claim that climate change are man-made are only trying to hinder progress.

"I'm all about mankind. I want life to be better for mankind and that takes development of our natural resources. That's what allowed America to become exceptional," Palin said during the event. "If anything, some people would say I'm pushing progress and development too aggressively, certainly not holding anybody back, I want people to work, I want people to produce."

Bill Nye, according to CNN, is a graduate Cornell University's School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and was launched to stardom for his role in the popular TV series "Bill Nye the Science Guy" that covers a wide variety of grade-school science topics.

In a previous report, Nye has theorized that climate change would become a huge topic on the coming elections and some of the deniers running for an office will eventually switch sides to gather more votes.

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