Who knew, when watching Saturday morning reruns of Bill Nye the Science Guy, that the enthusiastic, bowtied man teaching us about electricity would become the spokesman for saving our planet from certain doom? The outspoken environmentalist gave an emotional speech at the Washington, DC, March for Science on Saturday.
"We are marching today to remind people everywhere, our lawmakers especially, of the significance of science for our health and our prosperity," Nye told the gathered protesters, who heartily turned out despite the rainy, dreary day.
He decried lawmakers and climate deniers who would rather pump more pollution into the air than confront the reality of climate change and emphasized the importance of action.
"Our numbers here today show the world that science is for all. Our lawmakers must know that science serves every one of us. Every citizen of every nation in society. Science must shape policy. Science is universal. Science brings out the best in us. With an informed, optimistic view of the future, together we can—dare I say it—save the world!"
And then, he gave us all magical rings, said, "By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!" and flew away, leaving a neon streak across the sky.
[H/T Raw Story
We're nominated for a Webby Award—but we need your vote to win! Vote for the Women and Guns project here.