16 Important Bill Nye Quotes To Inspire Us All To Defend The Planet

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Sea levels are rising, global temperatures are rising and extreme weather events including droughts, floodsforest fires and heat waves – are becoming more common and intense, costing lives and livelihoods around the world.

But there is good news. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in April, pointed out that we can still stop global warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. It will just take each of us to act to protect our planet. , and calling on leaders to take transformative action.

In fact, as the IPCC report pointed out, the science, technology and money needed to effectively tackle climate change are all available right now – it’s just business as usual politics and advocacy groups. special interests that stand in the way.

This means it’s more important than ever for all of us to keep pushing to protect our planet – helping to share with our friends, families and communities how we can all take action to make our lives more sustainable; by calling on our governments and world leaders to stop fossil fuel projects, reduce carbon emissions and provide climate finance to support the world’s poorest; urging businesses to commit to net zero, and more.

It’s not an easy mission, however, and we could all do with a little inspiration along the way. That’s why we’ve put together these inspirational, uplifting and urgent quotes from Bill Nye, to keep us going.

Nye, popularly known as “Bill Nye, The Science Guy”, is a scientist and television presenter. In the 1990s, he used his show, Bill Nye the Scientistdo science fun and entertaining for millions of children in the whole world. He now uses his platform to talk about climate change, the effect it will have on the planet, and the steps we can all take to mitigate its impacts.

Nye will also join Global Citizen’s inaugural thought leadership summit, Global Citizen NOW, May 22-23 in New York City. The summit will bring together more than 200 leaders from all sectors of advocacy, entertainment, government, private sector and philanthropy, to lead actions to end extreme poverty and defend the planet now.

Nye will host the session, “Rising Tide: In Conversation with Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados,” with content from Global Citizen NOW premiering on the Global Citizen YouTube channel on Wednesday, May 25. You can learn more about Global Citizen NOW here.

Read on to learn more from The Science Guy about climate change, the Earth, science and everything we can to protect our home.

  • “Let the world be better than you found it, and everyone is responsible for their own actions, and sometimes…you [have to] pick up other people’s trash. Excerpt from an interview with the University of Toronto student newspaper, The Varsity
  • “You cannot choose to believe in gravity; if you step off a cliff, you will be negatively affected. Climate change is not a 50-50 thing that you can choose to believe or not. If you choose to ignore human influence on the global climate, we will be negatively affected.” From a 2017 interview with the guardian
  • “If your house is on fire, you don’t take comfort in thinking that houses have been on fire for thousands of years. You don’t sit idly by and think, ‘Well, that’s the way to go. nature. You start immediately. And you don’t go into action because of some idealistic idea that homes are worth saving. You do it because if you don’t, you won’t have a place to live. From Nye’s book 2015 Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
  • “One of the duties of all of us – parents, scientists, everyone – is to help educate the next generation, so that they can succeed in life and help make the world a better place.” Excerpt from Nye’s book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • “Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think it may be the most serious environmental issue we face.” Excerpt from the 2017 biographical documentary, Bill NyeScientist
  • “Climate change is more important than me; he is more important than you. I’m sorry, people, you can shoot the messenger, but the climate keeps changing. From a 2017 interview with the guardian

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