Bill Nye: Empowering Women Will Save the World

How can we combat climate change and global poverty? Start by empowering women and girls, says Bill Nye.

Engineer, Science communicator and television host

Bill Nye says empowering women is the best way to tackle climate change and global poverty. Women make up more than 2/3 of the world’s $796 million illiterate people according to the United Nations. Nye also outlined how the next generation can ensure attention is paid to the political and social challenges of our time.

“So, the key to eliminating extreme poverty is raising the standard of living for girls and women. And if you do that you will address you will find yourself addressing climate change. If you're going to raise the standards for girls and women, the key is to provide education. When women are better educated, everybody is better off. This is demonstrable. Putting people on the moon in modern dollars. Two hundred and eighty billion. If you throw that kind of money at something, we can make big changes we can do that. There’s three things for people to focus on: clean water, renewably produced electricity, and access to the Internet. Electricity is magical; you got electricity. you can have a mobile phone that can broadcast around the world, or you can make toast. You have to vote and if you're too young to vote, make the grown-ups vote. Don't put up with the grown-ups not voting they've got to think about all the issues. Yes, all the way down the ballot, all the judges, all the city councilman, the commissioner of utilities — We've got to all work together with making the world better as the big goals,” Bill Nye tells Brut.

Popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–present), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator. But he says the public actions of young activists around the world are a step in the right direction.


10/01/2019 9:58 AMupdated: 10/01/2019 7:18 PM
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  • David F.
    10/01/2019 20:03

    Not even a scientist

  • Brut
    10/01/2019 20:03

    The organization behind the massive Festival wants to end extreme poverty by 2030 — and it has already touched 254 million lives.

  • Michael C.
    10/01/2019 20:18

    Oh please cmon this is a joke right

  • Alan R.
    10/01/2019 20:43

  • Phillip G.
    10/01/2019 20:54

    Time to change your tampon, Billy!!

  • Murray C.
    10/01/2019 21:43

    Omg lmao

  • Tony L.
    10/01/2019 21:46

    Another idiot with far too much on his hands!

  • Rae M.
    10/01/2019 22:04

    YES And thank for sharing such constructive & bottom- line truth💕 Sadly some males viewing as gender issue & not realising the depth😭

  • حمزة م.
    10/01/2019 22:07

    مرحباً أيها العالم هناك شعب يقوم بثورة الآن، في شوارع العراق Hello world, there are people making revolutin now , in lraq! Show your support for right of lraqi people to protest Peacefully! هذا الهاشتاك اريدكم كلكم تنسخوه وتنشروا بصفحاتكم الشخصيه وبالتعليقات شكد متكدرون لان اذا صار مليون هاشتاك يعتبر انتفاضه عالميه ويوصل صوتنا للعالم اذا لم نتمسك ونصبح يد واحده سنموت واحداً بعد واحد 💔

  • Guy W.
    10/02/2019 00:05


  • Bhaskar B.
    10/02/2019 03:13

    Bill Nye the science guy! Where is Arthur?

  • Barry F.
    10/02/2019 13:42

    Mr. BS

  • Cynthia B.
    10/02/2019 13:47

    I love ya Bill.

  • Caesar G.
    10/03/2019 10:38

    This guy saw how a worthless politician like Bernie got famous and popular when he started adhering to the liberal agenda, fear mongering and promising free stuff for support and decided to start his own crazy politically charged speeches to become relevant again. His rebranding is complete down to changes on his stance on gender, global warming, abortion, and now cucking men will somehow fix the environment lol

  • Nicolas S.
    10/03/2019 13:31

    Women are by far the larger of the two sexes when it comes to polluting the environment

  • Tiffany H.
    10/03/2019 13:43

    This guy.... 🤣😂 What he doesnt think women get good educations in America? Women have the highest graduation and continued education rates. Hes not even a licensed scientist. Sounds like he thinks women are stupid and is trying to hide it and be relevant in todays views.

  • Connan M.
    10/03/2019 23:05

    Translation.... Take America's wealth and redistribute it to the rest of the world, since we are so evil and have taken al the resources of the whole world and stolen them for ourselves. Guess what moron, Islam, and Communism is what is really responsible for the poverty and ignorance around the world and while America has done more to help around the world than any other country in history, IT AIN"T OUR FAULT

  • Flay D.
    10/04/2019 02:36

    Science communicator? Seriously? That's like saying, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV". I guess next we'll be worshipping "community organizers". Oh.....wait.....

  • Scott R.
    10/04/2019 13:51

    Wtf does this have to do with a cologne company. Stay in your lane. I'll be sure to acquire my products from "less woke" company.

  • Richard R.
    10/04/2019 21:00

    What has empowering women got to do with the weather? It's a con game to get more money and power for socialist groups.