The smooth talking celebrity astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, completely dispelled a popular claim by climate change deniers on Twitter, and it was GLORIOUS.
The popular conspiracy theory among many who refuse to accept that climate change is caused by human activity, either out of ignorance, maliciousness, or gullibility, is that scientists across the world are conspiring with each other to create fake data to scare the public.
But Tyson, who is also an author and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, pointed out the biggest hole in the this conspiracy theory via Twitter.
“Anyone who thinks scientists like agreeing with one another has never attended a scientific conference.”
Tyson has dealt with climate change deniers before. In fact just last month, he said that no one denied the solar eclipse, which was predicted by science.
“I don’t see people objecting to it. I don’t see people in denial of it. Yet methods and tools of science predict it. So when methods and tools of science predict other things, to have people turn around and say, ‘I deny what you say,’ there’s something wrong in our world when that happens.”
What’s more, earlier in the year the scientist issued a warning about the impact of the growing rejection of science in American society.
“I’m so disappointed that the country that I grew up in ― that put men on the moon, that developed the internet, that invented personal computers and smartphones ― that people are debating what is and what is not scientifically true.”
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