The pair were brought together on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Gregory, who posed whether there was a need for urgency on the part of the U.S. to contend with what’s being called “extreme weather.” The discussion was preceded by a montage of weather phenomena from floods to snow storms that has gripped the nation.
“You don’t have to have a Ph. D to see what’s going on,” Nye said, clashing with the Republican from Brentwood, who is also the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, a panel in charge of producing and overseeing energy and climate regulations.
She repeatedly pointed to a need to examine the cost-benefit analysis of producing new laws, and at one point said that Nye is an engineer and an entertainer, and she a member of congress, not climate scientists, among whom there is still skepticism about what is driving the weather conditions.
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