The following exchange really happened on CNN. Anchor Deb Feyerick thought that perhaps global warming caused that asteroid to pass close to the Earth. Seriously. Because ‘meteor’ and ‘meteorology.’
“We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,” said Feyerick. “What’s coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?”
“Except it’s all science,” Nye said rescuing Feyerick. “The word meteorology and the word meteor come from the same root, so…”
Poor Bill Nye.