I never grew up watching Bill Nye. But I have heard of him and his “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show. He has a new show on Netflix called “Bill Nye Saves the World.” The purpose of the show is very well intentioned.
I just finished the first episode about climate change. His beginning explanation of climate change and water level rising is very simple to understand. But it leaves out another factor of the water level rising (melting ice from warmer temperatures). He’s purposely not mentioning anything controversial but showing a simple scientific experiment that demonstrates a particular scientific principles that drives his message across as simple as possible. This sounds like an interesting approach to simplify the message he wants to convey.
There were two notable moments from the show that occurred during the panel discussion to a simple yet engaging question of “What can we as non-scientist do?” The first answer was to VOTE. The second was to “become aware” of their surroundings. Such positive messages are very important to understanding and changing the future.
I look forward to seeing what else Bill Nye can do with his show.