You’ve gotta love Bill Nye.
While he once spent his days educating kids and getting them excited about science through his show Bill Nye the Science Guy, the affable educator now seems to spend all his time patiently trying to convince adults that they should probably listen to scientists about things like the mounting climate crisis that threatens to destroy us all.
And he does it with a smile.
So it’s no surprise that Nye is a big fan of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal initiative, which, among other things, proposes greatly reducing pollution and moving the United States towards 100% renewable sources of energy.
According to Slate Nye surprised Ocasio-Cortez by asking her an audience question during her panel at SXSW.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 10, 2019
Nye later tweeted out a selfie of the two together, saying “AOC gets it.”
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) March 10, 2019
AOC responded enthusiastically and can be forgiven for perhaps being a little starstruck after meeting the Science Guy himself.
Bill! Bill! Bill! https://t.co/SLqSQlZJn0
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 10, 2019
Observers loved seeing the dynamic duo get together.
— Miss Thang (@MissThang0311) March 10, 2019
— Kiara Quitugua (@quituguaxo) March 10, 2019
— Itzel Alvarez-Garcia (@ItzelAlvarezGa2) March 10, 2019
My favorite Science Guy! https://t.co/kENWwGOOqr
— AnitraLynnMcLeod (@AnitraLMcLeod) March 10, 2019
Superheroes IRL https://t.co/vClJzi1ooz
— DS Holmstrom (@neonnoodle) March 10, 2019
this is the duo we all deserve https://t.co/gY8Ov6efzD
— maya +852 (@mayargreenberg) March 10, 2019
Common sense and science ❤ https://t.co/PEtMd97oiV
— Malik Autry (@GuyThatIsShy) March 10, 2019
MY HEART https://t.co/jDrHTZYiVY
— Abigail Hawkins (@sloggersayings) March 10, 2019
How can something so left be so right https://t.co/8PG4jAS4G5
— ___ (@dead_musician17) March 10, 2019
Wow. I’m swooning ? https://t.co/lUcjDdA172
— jas (@jasi_jas) March 10, 2019
There were, of course, a few turds in the punch bowl. While AOC has many vocal critics on the right apparently there are people out there who don’t even like Bill Nye.
Perfect. A fake science guy and a fake economist.
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) March 10, 2019
Ironic considering you and AOC build your careers on terrifying people that global warming is going to kill us all.
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) March 10, 2019
You nitwit. Where we gonna get $93 trillion to make this work, “Science Guy?” The idiocy on the Left is outrageous. #NotAScientist
— AJ Benza❌ (@RealAJBenza) March 10, 2019
Just when I thought I couldn't like Bill Nye any less.
— John Douglas ?? (@DJJohnDouglas) March 10, 2019
However most people were onboard with the pairing of two people who want to help save the planet.
It's amazing how many men in the replies here are terrified by @AOC. You're both great!
— [CELAN] Susi (@susistuart) March 10, 2019
We need to help them to, dare we say it? Save the world! https://t.co/9SRECejBJn
— Mike Wolford (@Mike1178) March 10, 2019
Woo Hoo! https://t.co/Oxw64tOrWI
— Scott Annechino (@SAnnechino) March 10, 2019
This is everything. https://t.co/HRKPRGAmGk
— Pia Bartolai (@Barts07) March 10, 2019