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Bernie Sanders And Bill Nye Talked Climate Change

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Everyone's favorite socialist grandpa from Vermont and everyone's favorite TV scientist from their childhood hung out to discuss climate change on Monday, and people could barely contain their excitement.

Senator Bernie Sanders posted an image of this glorious occasion on Instagram, with the caption,

Today I'm sitting down with Bill Nye to talk about climate change. This is the global crisis of our time, and it is important for everyone to understand what is happening, why it is happening, and what we can do about it.

This is definitely #SquadGoals.

Based on the comments, people would be a lot happier if Sanders and Bill Nye hung out all the time.

"SANDERS/NYE 2020."

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"This is the most perfection combination of people."

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"Need this framed."

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Sanders didn't waste any time in his discussion with Nye, which was broadcasted via Facebook Live.

He said,

Let's get right to it. We have a president of the United States who thinks that climate change is a hoax emanating from China. We have a new administrator of the EPA, someone I strongly opposed, who is in the process of dismembering environmental protection regulations in this country. What are the short and long-term implications of a president who has that view?

Nye responded,

The long-term implications are potentially catastrophic... The problem is the speed at which the world is warming and the climate is changing... Half the people near coastlines, as the ocean gets a tiny bit warmer, it gets a tiny bit bigger, but the ocean is big and a tiny bit is huge. So, it is to be hoped that we can head this off.

Indeed, climate change is not an issue we can afford to ignore.

Whether we like it or not, it's real, it's happening and it's a product of human activities -- the vast majority of climate scientists agree on this.

Watch the video of the discussion between Sanders and Nye below.