Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") squared off with U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) Sunday in what was one of the most surreal and unlikely Sunday-morning television face-offs in recent memory.
The two — a children's entertainer and a sitting member of Congress — were debating the issue of climate change. And, not surprisingly, they didn't agree on much of anything.
Nye, who is not a climate scientist, has become something of a spokesperson for the scientific community on hot-button issues lately. Earlier this month, Nye debated a creationist about evolution.
On Sunday, he tried to convince Blackburn that scientists agree that man-made factors are contributing to the acceleration of climate change. Blackburn did not agree, saying there was "not consensus" in the scientific community about the causes of climate change. She later added that it was "unproven."
Blackburn also made the argument that it wouldn't matter what the U.S. did to address climate change, because it wouldn't make a dent globally. She said that the U.S. shouldn't make laws based on "unproven hypotheses."
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