Conspiracy Theories

NASA went on Bill Nye’s Facebook page to shut down climate change deniers, and it was perfect

An admin for the NASA Climate Change Facebook page got a little fed up with climate-denialist conspiracy theorist commenters, so he/she decided to chime in to add some science literacy to the discussion.

An admin for the NASA Climate Change Facebook page got a little fed up with climate-denialist conspiracy theorist commenters, so he/she decided to chime in to add some science literacy to the discussion.

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” posted a link on his Facebook fan page to a DeSmogBlog article about climate-denier Marc Morano, who turned down a $20,000 bet with Nye on whether or not the planet will keep getting hotter.

That’s when a fellow named Fer Morales chimed in, claiming that NASA had data “confirming” that the “fossil fuels are actually cooling the planet’s temperature.”

NASA was having none of it.

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Sure enough, more climate-denialists were at the ready, accusing NASA with the tired notion that the space agency is “fudging the numbers.”

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NASA responded to both these yahoos, providing links to surface temperature analysis and temperature increases.

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Of course in true conspiracy theorist fashion, they still weren’t convinced.

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NASA went on to point how denialists only focus on one aspect of measuring warming as a tactic to support their claims.

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The crowd was mostly pleased.

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Featured image: Jorge Nessi (Flickr)

 

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