On the latest episode of his TV show Bill Nye Saves The Earth, Nye suggested that saving the planet from climate change should include punishing parents for having too many children.
Nye asked one of his panelists on Tuesday if it would be a good idea to have the government penalize having “extra kids” and thereby contributing to pollution.
“Should we penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?” Nye asked Travis Rieder, an academic from Johns Hopkins University.
“I do think we should at least consider it,” said Rieder, before saying that children are a global-warming threat.
“Well, that means, do it,” replied Nye with sinister smugness.
Nye has already come under fire this week for a hideous music video featuring actress Rachel Bloom awkwardly singing about her vagina and gender issues.