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Earlier this week, the famed TV scientist Bill Nye went on an MSNBC talk show to discuss the economic cost of climate change and the consequences it could levy on rural America.
Nye’s chat with Hardball host Chris Matthews took a surprising turn when the Science Guy started advocating for a U.S. incursion, of sorts, into Canada.
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As global temperatures rise, Nye said, “the growing (of crops) in North America is going to have to move north into what would nominally be Canada. We don’t have the infrastructure, we don’t have the railroads and roads to get food from that area to where we need it around the world.
“Of course it can be built,” Nye added, “but the longer we mess around and (don’t) address this problem, the more difficult it’s going to be.”
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At the least, the MSNBC clip marks the latest chapter in Nye’s colourful history of musing about Canada.
Last March, the Science Guy appeared on stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a science and innovation panel held at the University of Ottawa, an event at which he said Canada wouldn’t need to keep emitting fossil fuels if it were to embrace the use of renewable energy sources.
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Nye pressed Trudeau during the panel discussion to justify his government’s decision to approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. He initially accepted Trudeau’s answer — that it will take time for Canada’s energy sector to stop relying on oil.
“It’s your country, Canada’s going to do what it’s going to do,” he said.
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But Nye later told reporters off-stage that he still believed pipelines are...
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