29 Jan '15, 7pm

Bill Nye’s ballsy Super Bowl video tackles Deflategate, climate change via @grist

This story was originally published by Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bill Nye is weighing in on Deflategate again, but this time he has a few props and a message to share about something far more important. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick claimed atmospheric conditions and temperature changes could have caused footballs to lose air pressure during the team’s AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts. On Sunday, Nye said taking that much air out of a ball would require an inflation needle . But in a new video posted on Funny or Die, The Science Guy declared that “one test is worth 1,000 expert opinions ,” and put some footballs into a fridge set to 51 degrees, or the temperature at the Jan. 18 game. That’s where the video takes a very different turn. “While we’re all obsessed with Deflategate, let’s keep i...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/bill-nye-deflategate-supe...

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