The former half-term governor of Alaska claimed on Thursday she’s “as much a scientist” as Bill Nye — who, you know, is an actual scientist — during a speech she gave in Washington, D.C. about climate change.
The former running mate to John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, Palin was speaking at a Capitol Hill event for the film Climate Hustle, which is firmly anti-climate change and attempting to discredit climate scientists like Nye and many others.
The Science Guy stood up for his educated opinion by appearing in the documentary.
In her speech, Palin went right after the scientist and TV veteran, saying:
“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am. He’s a kids’ show actor, he’s not a scientist.”
Hmm… really, Sarah?! Really??
Nye holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, for the record — Palin went to five different colleges, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Palin also repeatedly dismissed climate change and the havoc it’s wreaking on the world, instead encouraging children to doubt the science and be skeptical:
“Ask those questions and not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them.”
Palin, who has endorsed Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election, didn’t have much else to say politically besides erroneously calling out Nye, but she did say one thing about how she feels politicians ought to handle climate change:
“It’s something that our candidates should be talking about, and giving us their view on and hopefully acknowledging that it needs to become, in the science community, less political. Otherwise, it leads us to believe that so many things coming from perhaps the scientists could be bogus. If this is bogus, you know, what else are they trying to tell us and trying to control us around if they can’t get this one right?”
Not a smart take, Sarah.
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