Bill Nye: ‘Climate Change Is the Most Serious Problem Facing Humankind’
NYE: "Well, climate change is the most serious problem facing humankind. That’s how I feel based on my travels and reading and people I’ve spent time with, and I hope that Mr. Perry, who seems to be open-minded, will come around to this, and want to embrace renewable energy. And people talk about jobs and it’s energy week and there’s a summit today or meeting today about it. Our claim on the engineering side is — by engineering side I mean people involved in renewable energy, — there is enough renewable energy in the United States right now to power the entire country renewably, right now, without extraordinary innovations in technology, just upgrading the electrical grid so that we can have distributed power production, photovoltaics and wind turbines so that we can distribute electricity efficiently when we are producing it in these different, and although old, relatively new technological ways. And this would make the United States a world leader in this technology, so the United States could indeed be the energy exporter and so on, especially the energy technology exporter."