Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the Colorado wildfires

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By Zaid A. Jilani

Firefighters and emergency crews may finally be getting the upper-hand on the massive wildfires that have spread across Colorado. The fires come at a time when at least 2000 heat records have been matched or broken in localities across the country, and scientists are warning that man-made global warming is behind the extreme weather.

Famed scientist and former TV host Bill Nye joined Ed Schultz tonight to talk about the threat of climate change. 

“This is a chance for us all to pull together and address climate change,” said Nye about the unusually harsh weather crises the U.S. is facing. “The last sixteen years have been the hottest ever.” 

Nye envisioned a nationwide push for clean energy. “This would be a national effort,” he said. “We would lead the world in these new technologies and people would embrace it.”

“The people who are gonna get rich are gonna do it elsewhere instead of here,” warned Nye, pointing out that investors are going abroad to invest in alternative energy technologies. 

Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the Colorado wildfires

Updated