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May 29th, 2013
11:03 PM ET

Bill Nye on natural disaster prevention: "We could pass laws making it difficult or undesirable to build fragile houses in the path of tornadoes"

As tornadoes continue to batter America's heartland, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Bill Nye and Bjorn Lomborg to join the program for an impassioned discussion on the environment, and climate change.

Noting that it's impossible to persuade Mother Nature once a natural disaster is underway, Nye suggested that the goal should be to improve the ways in which such events are planned for, and dealt with, all with a mind towards limiting trauma and tragedy:

"We could, for example, pass laws making it difficult or undesirable to build fragile houses in the path of tornadoes," said the gentleman forever known as "Bill Nye the Science Guy." "I'm not sure we disagree about that."

Labeling himself a "skeptical environmentalist" Lomborg echoed his counterparts sentiments, emphasizing preparedness and prevention:

"We need to make sure that people in Oklahoma have storm shelters. If you want to help people like that. If you want to help people with hurricanes, you need to do something about the levees in New Orleans," insisted the Danish author, academic, and writer. "We have many more people with much more stuff living close to where hurricanes hit. That's what we need to focus on, if we actually want to help future storm victims."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the two men continue their climate change conversation, while Lomborg explains to Morgan what exactly it mens to be a "skeptical environmentalist."
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    June 1, 2013 at 10:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jason B

    How about we pass a law that everytime Bill Nye opens his mouth he gets smacked by a Louisville Slugger?

    June 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Cry yourself to sleep because Bill Nye is smarter than you.

      June 3, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rob

        no, no he's not.

        June 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tom LI

    But I thought the Govt was behind the weather...a guy in a tin-foil hat told me so!

    June 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Science

    Chomp on that bone...................creationists/ID believers. chadie too..................evolution at its best the old croc.

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    Fourteen Closely Related Crocodiles Existed Around 5 Million Years Ago

    May 21, 2013 — Today, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time. It was a different story nine to about five million years ago, however, when a total of 14 different crocodile species existed and at least seven of them occupied the same area at the same time, as an international team headed by paleontologists Marcelo Sánchez and Torsten Scheyer from the University of Zurich is now able to reveal.

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    AND

    Hey faithy seems like you have not been weaned yet sort of like chadie .............reminds me of a 5 year old ?

    Monkey Teeth Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning

    May 24, 2013 — Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524104828.htm

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    RDFRS: When Christians become a 'hated minority'

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    Scientists Find Oldest Dinosaur – Or Closest Relative Yet

    Dec. 5, 2012 — Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205084421.htm

    Game over .................god(s) did NOT create US !

    NO red horn-y devil either........ NEVER has been one.!

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    HELL out of the way.....................Stem Cell research !

    Allosaurus Fed More Like a Falcon Than a Crocodile: Engineering, Anatomy Work Reveals Differences in Dinosaur Feeding Styles

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    Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

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  5. Rob

    So, Bill Nye, the "science" guy, wants to make it illegal to build "fragile" houses in high tornado areas. So what is he saying? We are going to outlaw people living in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Texas? Interesting.

    June 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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