“Well, I just thought, there’s everyone organizing their lives around attending and viewing one of nature’s great spectacles, and I don’t see people protesting it,” the astrophysicist said during an interview with Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show.”
“I don’t see people objecting to it. I don’t see people in denial of it. Yet methods and tools of science predict it. So when methods and tools of science predict other things, to have people turn around and say ’I deny what you say,’ there’s something wrong in our world when that happens.”
His reference to climate change deniers who dispute conclusive science about the causes and effects of global warming reinforce his observation on Twitter earlier this month.
Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 10, 2017
The astrophysicist echoed the same sentiment last week as the devastating Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas.
Hmm. Don’t see much denial of @NOAA climate scientists who have predicted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path into Texas.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 25, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.