Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Stop Electing Climate Deniers To Office

Posted by Mike Confino, March 24, 2015

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had choice words for the state of Florida Monday, saying he was “astonished” by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration’s alleged ban on using the words “climate change.”

Speaking as part of a lecture series in Sarasota, Florida and at a press conference before it, the renowned scientist and science communicator said that he thought that the U.S., as a country, was above using science as a political debate. Tyson also said voters held responsibility for electing lawmakers like Scott, which points to the need to better educate voters about issues like climate change.

via Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Stop Electing Climate Deniers To Office | ThinkProgress.