There hasn’t been much happening in the way of good environmental news lately so rather than complain I’ve just kept quiet. There are other people who have a voice that gets the message across better than I do. One of those people is a person we affectionately have referred to as The Geek in our family.
The geek, better known to the rest of the world as Bill Nye, had a show called Bill Nye the Science Guy when my children were younger. The boys loved his show and being homeschoolers, we invested in a couple of his books filled with experiments. The experiments were great because all the materials were common in every kitchen. My boys would bring their friends over and pull out Bill Nye’s books and I’d have a house full of boys laughing while learning about science.
Bill Nye, The Geek, is back in Bill Nye Saves the World, a program for adults. My son called to tell me the program was on Netflix and he was so excited to watch it that it felt like Christmas morning. Later, a neighbor told me she was watching the new Bill Nye series.
While the program was made for adults, Nye explains the concepts in such simple terms that even the children are watching it with the adults….and getting it!
I fear we will always have climate deniers but I am hopeful that those, because of lack of education, who aren’t familiar with the problems we are facing will get their education not from schools but once again from Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Or as we lovingly call him. The Geek.