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Bill Nye, the Science Guy, has emerged as a key cheerleader for climate action, working to communicate the scientific consensus to lawmakers and the general public. Nye's background explaining complex ideas to laypeople means he might be more successful than policy experts and scientists at communicating the key concepts surrounding climate change. "[W]ho better to debate these intransigent skeptics than an impossibly patient ex-comedian who not only made science fun for children, but made their parents laugh, too?" Emmett Rensin writes.

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