Global warming skeptics should be jailed by the federal government because "this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen," science activist Bill Nye said in a video published Wednesday on YouTube.
"Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?" Nye, former host of the PBS children's series "The Science Guy," asked an interviewer from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, The Daily Caller reports
Nye's comments will be featured in an upcoming documentary, "Climate Hustle," that raises doubts on the issue and will premiere nationally next month, according to the report.
"Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive and so on?" Nye asked interviewer Marc Morano. "For me as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen."
When Morano asked Nye whether he agreed with other environmental activists that any skeptics should be jailed, he responded, "Well, we’ll see what happens."
And whether such moves might create a chilling effect on future scientific research, Nye said: "That there is a chilling effect on scientists who are in extreme doubt about climate change, I think it's good."
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