A huge storm lashed the Northeast this weekend, which meant we got to see news anchors talk about global warming for half a news cycle. (Yay.) But that also led to an awkward moment when CNN anchor Deb Feyerick tried to segue into talking about a near-Earth asteroid that's expected to fly relatively close to Earth later this week by asking: "What's coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?"
Nye was good enough to respond with what sounded like a non-sequitur, explaining: "Except it's all science. The word meteorology and the word meteor come from the same root ..."
Instead of saying, "No, dummy."
Maybe we should just give Feyerick the benefit of the doubt here. She clearly understands that global warming can have serious side effects on the planet, and although, yeah, this wasn't a particularly smooth transition, at least the topic's being discussed?
This is why he's Bill Nye and I'm not. Because I'd have served that lady with a heaping dose of sarcasm.
Fire her or risk letting people think CNN is a farce. Oh wait. Little late for that.
Typical Republican rage, Popsci is obviously part of the conservative agenda. Why don't they ever talk about FUAX News?
*[End Major Sarcasm]*
Again...... Why is this article here on Popular Science?
It goes to show: "It's not what you know . . . It's who you know"
. . . That's what happens when you take the teleprompter away . . . .
Just one more digg . . .
"Hey Deb! Are you a Phoenix?"
That lady is stupid, but more interesting is what Bill Nye "The Science Guy" said "Be nervous? Yes, but not about this one." Was that just meaningless talk, or was he eluding to something potentially catastrophic?
Oh look, contrary to what another commenter states PopSci does take digs at Fox News when appropriate:
www popsci com/science/article/2013-02/fox-news-claims-germany-sunnier-country-us
While there is a valid time to bring politics into discussions of scientific merit, trolling for reasons to attack others who believe and think differently than you only shows other people your ignorance and hate instead of the validity of any arguments you could have attempted to state intelligently.
@Alexander the Oblivious
Perhaps you should read the entire comment before responding to it. You may miss obvious signs of sarcasm (like a sarcasm tag).
They didn't hire her for her intelligence, she was hired to tow the party line.
NASA estimates we know of only 30% of the asteroids that are larger than 100m and could potentially collide with the Earth in the near future. "With so many of even the larger NEOs remaining undiscovered, the most likely warning today would be zero -- the first indication of a collision would be the flash of light and the shaking of the ground as it hit."
Go to love it, Colin Lecher writes a non-scientific article about CNN to give the idea of being non-political then gives the the news caster a "Maybe we should just give Feyerick the benefit of the doubt here." because she clearly agrees with Colin's point of view.
Way to be objective.
I believe he's referring to a 'gravitational keyhole' where the object's orbit is altered by the passing Earth in such a way as to cause a collision at a later date.
Liberal propagandists are the source of man-made global warming.
Poop Science = popsci? Makes sense to me.
Today's magic is tomorrow's technology.
That bitch must have been drunk ;0)
this reminds me of democratic representative Hank Johnson from Georgia being concern with sending more troops to Guam because the island may capsize.
That is it! I'm flying to wherever that b**** is at, and punching her in the f****** face. Get off my planet! >:(
larhof52, you are in no position to criticize anyone publicly. I'll bet she knew that the phrase you mangled is '...toe the line.'
VecTron, looks like you'll not need that round-trip ticket after all.
Well... She IS blonde..
I've taken things apart all my life...
and I'm getting better at putting them back together.
It just looked like a weak segue to me. It'll be ok.
F I R E... H E R !!!
(WHAT A MORON... AND A CNN ANCHOR...)
A meteor is different from an asteroid.
The science related to supposed global warming would be "climatology" which is the study of climate, and not "meteorology" which is the study of weather.
As for Bill Nye, he has demonstrated that he is no real scientist. A real scientist would have not hesitated to point out the technical inaccuracies to Ms. Feyerick.
She has been reading too many Dan Nosowitz articles.
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