John Oliver And Bill Nye Show Us How A Climate Change Debate Should Work

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 12:17PM
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 12:17PM

Last week's frustrating climate change debate on CNN's crossfire has renewed interest in the argument between skeptics and scientists who just can't quite seem to agree on what is causing rising temperatures. HBO's John Oliver has a solution to the frustration, though. In last night's episode of 'Last Week, Tonight' Oliver invites Bill Nye and a climate change skeptic for a representational debate. What happens next is something we could only dream of happening on conservative news networks like Fox and CNN. 


Oliver draws attention to the normally disproportionate climate change debates by flipping the tactics of skeptics on their head. Noting that Nye is often vastly outnumbered whenever he enters a debate, Oliver decides to represent the overwhelming consensus on climate change that exists within the scientific community. While the populace of America may be split over whether or not climate change is a man-made issue, the scientists that enter Oliver's debate are very much on the same side.

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