Bill Nye “the Science Guy” has a book releasing soon called Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, and I wonder if my name is mentioned in the book somewhere as one of those supposed “anti-science, climate change deniers” he talks about. I just have to shake my head. Really, I think the title of the book should be, It’s Stoppable: The Harnessing of the Religion of Naturalism That’s Changing the World. The more you read what Bill Nye is saying, the more you should realize he is on a mission to brainwash generations of kids in the religion of naturalism—which in reality is atheism.
While his last book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, focused on molecules-to-man evolution (you can read our review of this book), this upcoming release focuses on the topic of climate change. The publisher’s description reads,
With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming.
Based on the publisher’s description, it seems pretty obvious what this book will be about. Bill Nye has previously made alarming claims about climate change and the coming disastrous effects of it, and likely this book will perpetuate those alarmist ideas. Now, Nye has often wrongly claimed that creationists don’t believe in climate change, but we do—climates change. Anyone can see and experience that. But what you believe about the nature and severity of climate change and how it happens is determined by your worldview. If you start with man’s idea that climates have existed for millions of years and have remained stable since the last ice age, over 10,000 years ago, then a change in the climate is cause for concern and is likely man-made. But since we start with the true history provided in God’s Word we get an entirely different view of climate change.
Originally, the climate was created perfect, but sin changed everything (Genesis 3), and we no longer have a perfect climate. During the global Flood of Noah’s day about 4,350 years ago the climate was radically changed when the surface of the Earth was reshaped by the Flood. The Flood was followed by an Ice Age, which further changed our climate, and climates have gone up and down since. Fluctuations can happen quite quickly and are not cause for grave concern in regard to man’s supposed impact as Bill Nye claims. So when you start with God’s Word, you have an entirely different worldview through which to view climate change and therefore you reach entirely different conclusions about the nature and severity of it. It is true that Bill Nye’s religion of evolutionary naturalism causes him to wrongly interpret climate change. So, in essence, Bill Nye’s new book is indeed a religious book!
Now, just because those of us who start with God’s Word have a different view of climate change doesn’t mean that we don’t care about our planet. After all, God has given us stewardship over the Earth (Genesis 1:28) and this implies caring for the Earth and not wasting and ruining what God has given us. Because we have a responsibility from God, Christians should care about Earth. Evolutionists, however, are inconsistent when they urge others to care for Earth. After all, according to evolutionary ideas, evolution progresses by survival of the fittest. By this philosophy, if other species are not as fit, then why should we be working to try to protect and save them? Why not eliminate the competition so that evolution could progress? And if we are just animals, as evolution teaches, then why should we even care for the environment? Other animals don’t worry about protecting other species or the environment, so why should we? So, really, it’s creationists, who believe God created the Earth and gave us dominion over it, along with the responsibility to be good stewards, that have a rationale for caring for the environment, not evolutionists.
In our web store we have several resources that answer Bill Nye’s incorrect claims about many topics, including creation/evolution and wrong interpretations of climate change. You can order your own DVD copy of my debate with Bill Nye or Inside the Nye Ham Debate, a book by my son-in-law Bodie Hodge that gives much more detail on last year’s debate and gives deeper answers to Bill Nye’s claims. I also encourage you to check out our online book review of Nye’s last book Undeniable. I hope you will read the following articles on climate change and also watch this video on global warming—these articles and this video will help dispel the untruths Nye is disseminating.
- The Globe Is Warming, But It’s Not Your Fault!
- Is Man the Cause of Global Warming?
- Global Warming in Perspective
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.