On Monday, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" posted an interesting article to his Facebook page about a $20,000 bet he made with a prolific climate change denier to prove the link between fossil fuels and global warming.
Immediately, climate change deniers latched onto the Facebook post and began questioning the validity of climate change. One of them went as far as to claim that a NASA study found that fossil fuels were actually cooling the planet.
That's when the official NASA Climate Change Facebook page responded by dropping some serious science.
"Do not misrepresent NASA," they wrote. "Fossil fuels are not cooling the planet."
It's been solidly established that human activity, namely the burning of fossil fuels, is the primary cause of global warming. That's because the fossil fuels release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
As more climate change deniers responded to the post, NASA fired back with facts.
And that's why the people of Facebook thanked NASA for stepping in and saving the day.
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