Best known for his Emmy Award-winning kids show, Bill Nye is now talking to adults. He's on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking, particularly about climate change and the environment.
"Bill Nye: Science Guy" is the name of his new documentary. In it, he speaks with climate change deniers, and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change.
Nye says science education and scientific thinking are critical, and innovation is invaluable. He emphasizes that humans "are in charge! Let's make good management decisions!"
• Topic: Climate change
He believes many good solutions are at hand, and "if you think you can't do it, you sure as hell won't."
Nye says there are three things everyone needs, all over the world: 1) clean water, 2) reliable electricity, and 3) access to the internet.
The former engineer believes science education is vital, and his own love of science deepened after taking a class from Carl Sagan.
The Commonwealth Club of California's "Climate One" series is hosted by Greg Dalton. He interviewed Nye and the documentary filmmaker, Jason Sussberg.
To listen to their conversation, click the audio player above.