Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye (the Science Guy) hosted a conversation about the perils of climate change Monday, bringing their talk to Facebook Live in order to raise consciousness about an environmental issue they fear the new administration will backslide on.
“Join me and Bill Nye at 10:30 a.m. ET tomorrow on Facebook Live for a conversation on climate change,” Sanders tweeted on Sunday night, announcing the forum at the very last minute. Sanders has been outspoken about the need to limit carbon emissions in order to stave off the worst effects of climate change, and he has been a fierce critic of President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the climate=denier Scott Pruitt.
Nye, meanwhile, has cultivated as a science educator a record of engaging with individuals across different ideological viewpoints, even debating creationist Ken Ham three years ago on the merits of evolution.