Bill Nye, the climate activist and renowned television host of “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” came out in support of the Green New Deal, a plan to combat climate change by investing in eco-friendly jobs.
“AOC gets it. She sees that fear is dividing us. We can address income inequality. We can address climate change, if we get together and get to work. #SXSW @AOC,” Nye tweeted with a photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse progressives urge Garland to intervene in ex-environmental lawyer Steven Donziger's case Boebert and Omar fight leaves GOP scrambling Dearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized MORE (D-N.Y.), one of the plans most vocal advocates.
Nye has long discussed the dangers of failing to address climate change and has advocated for bold proposals to mitigate human-made impacts on the environment.
Ocasio-Cortez introduced a resolution in the House last month on the Green New Deal, drawing support from the chamber’s progressives, skepticism from its moderates and hostility from the Republican conference, with many suggesting it is evidence of a Democratic Party drifting further and further to the left.
The self-proclaimed democratic socialist has called on bold initiatives to tackle climate change and other issues.
“When we think about the greatest things we have ever accomplished as a society have been ambitious acts of vision,” she said Saturday at the South by Southwest Festival.
The Green New Deal has emerged as a lightning rod for the 2020 Democratic primary field, with some of the more moderate candidates suggesting the plan may implement too much at too high a cost while its progressive contenders contend that no cost should be spared for what they say is one of the most pressing issues facing the country.