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Bill Nye Sets the Earth on Fire to Explain the Climate Crisis on 'Last Week Tonight'


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If you ever feel at all overwhelmed or confused about the state of the environment — or nostalgic for Bill Nye the Science Guy — you should probably watch the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. (But your kids probably shouldn't.) Host John Oliver dedicated the episode to climate change, giving readers an easy-to-understand breakdown of things like carbon pricing and the Green New Deal. But the best parts of the episode were unquestionably Bill Nye's potty-mouthed cameos.

Even though the whole episode was pretty awesome, Oliver saved the best segment for last. After wrapping up his explainer on climate politics, he called on Nye to do an experiment. "By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on Earth could go up another four to eight degrees," Nye said, reaching for a blow torch. "What I'm saying is, the planet's on f**king fire!" he exclaimed, before setting a nearby globe on fire. Literally.