Why Is Bill Nye So Blue?

The science is clear. Our planet is warming. Weather patterns are shifting. Ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. This affects all of us. Acclaimed educator and “Science Guy” Bill Nye realizes the reason he is feeling down is because he is in fact suffering from “climate change grief.”

But with a little help from Hollywood action star and environmental advocate former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nye delves into the various manifestations of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance that represent not only the clinical stages of grief, but also the shared emotions that people exhibit in relation to the stark realities of climate change.

5 Things to Know About Climate Change

Bill Nye boils down the basic facts surrounding climate change, and why the rate at which our planet is changing is so important.

Explorer: Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown Premieres Sunday, November 1, at 8/7c. For more on climate change and how we can help cool our planet, explore National Geographic Magazine’s special issue, Cool It.


  1. Susan McLean
    Mendocino County, Northern California
    November 2, 2015, 10:37 pm

    I thank you and (if I may speak for them) I’d like to add thanks from all living things. The program was well done, comprehensive and yet entertaining enough to reach those still in denial. I do not think it’s a coincidence that Transcanada withdrew its application for the Keystone Pipeline the very next day!