On Tuesday, the scientist told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that “lately people are just talking” about the government’s scientific policies and that he couldn’t “chase what people say because it flutters with the breeze.”
Tyson examined Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s claim that carbon dioxide emissions are not to blame for global warming ― a theory that goes against the vast majority of scientific thinking. Then he shared his future plan of action.
“I will act when they actually try to put legislation into place,” he told Colbert. ”If he puts down some legislation that requires that everyone think that, ooof, hold me back, oh, because then…”
Check out the full interview above.
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