Courtesy of Raw Story:
Late last year, Bastardi accused Nye of taking on “increasingly shrill tones” regarding climate change since the two debated the issue on Fox News in 2010.
He also accused Nye of trying to “isolate, demonize and destroy” anyone who disagreed with him, comparing him to Saul Alinsky, the community organizer who is a preferred target for conservatives. Bastardi challenged Nye to explain what he called the lack of a connection between global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, as well as a decline in temperatures following an El Niño weather event in 2006-2007.
Finally, he dared Nye to give his own forecast for global temperatures by 2020.
This was Nye's response. And it's a good one.
Essentially he is calling this Bastardi (What an unfortunate name.) guy out, and using a $10,000 (I'm sorry, $20,000) bet to drive that point home.
Of course the problem with this is that these climate change deniers do not trust traditional scientific data on the climate, and will instead offer their own "facts" to refute any findings that prove them wrong.
However for the public at large this will show Bastardi and his ilk are selling snake oil to their followers, and when called out publicly will dodge and weave in order to avoid admitting they are full of shit.