Yesterday, the White House came out with a new report on Climate Change warning that the effects of Greenhouse Gases are already taking place and action needs to be made. We have already seeing record high temperatures in the summer and record lows in the winter with more and more instances of flooding, wildfires and droughts.
Public science figures like Bill Nye and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson are trying to spread the word to encourage environmental change.
Nye appeared on CNN yesterday to discuss Climate Change, as seen in the video above; the interview turned tense quickly.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is doing his part by using his network science show, Cosmos, to get the word out. Tyson finally tackled the issue head-on in this Sunday's episode which aired Sunday on FOX.
Tyson stated this in Cosmos:
What's frustrating about this is that we have seen report after report for the past decade or so warning us of the effects of Climate Change yet this issue is still being debated as though the science is still unsure. The science is in and Climate Change is happening whether you choose to believe it or not.
John Holdren, who directs the White House Science and Technology Policy, had this to say on the report:
"Climate change is not a distant threat. It already is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the economy."