In the face of everything the new Presidential administration has been doing or should I say not doing about climate change, Bill Nye has emerged as one of the leading people in the world who is on a mission to raise awareness about just how serious it is. He’s also one of the staunchest supporters of the necessity to continue funding programs like NASA so we can get a better fix on space travel and the eventual need to occupy other planets. In perhaps Nye’s biggest “campaign” yet, he has a new show on Netflix called “Bill Nye Saves the World” which recently debuted.
Just like in his “Science Guy” show, Nye performs a number of experiments as he “saves the world” in the new series. But unlike the ’90s show, the new one includes special correspondents who travel to places such as Amsterdam and San Francisco to investigate artificial intelligence and alternative medicine, respectively. The series also has a cadre of performers, comedians and experts who weigh in on scientific issues. With each segment, Nye encourages his audience to think critically, he said.
“When somebody makes a claim, think it through, see if it seems reasonable to you,” Nye told Live Science. “How would you have an experiment to test that claim, or how would you evaluate the results of somebody’s experiment to test that claim?” Science may be the pursuit of facts, but it’s also a process, he said.
The new, 13-episode season is rated TV-14, meaning that “anybody from middle school on up to centenarians” is welcome to watch as Nye and his team investigate a number of hot topics, he said. Those include the science behind climate change, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), vaccinations and video game addiction, Nye said.
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