This article discusses scientist Bill Nye’s attempts to fight global warming deniers.
“Bill Nye: Science Guy,” a POV documentary that premieres on PBS Wednesday, follows him as he tries to carry out this seemingly impossible mission.
Filmmakers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg delve into Nye’s past, his personal life and his current obsession with countering climate-change deniers and creationists who don’t believe in human evolution. It’s a controversial strategy among scientists, some of whom think that it doesn’t make sense to shine a spotlight on anti-science views. But Nye disagrees with that viewpoint as passionately as he differs with the deniers themselves.