Bill Nye ’77: “The planet’s on…fire!”

William S. Nye ’77, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is set to speak at Senior Convocation on Saturday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. on Schoellkopf Field, during Cornell’s 2019 Graduation Weekend.

This event is open to the public. More information can be found here:

The popular science educator, engineer, comedian, television personality, and author has been inspiring children to explore STEM fields for years. He is also vocal about climate change and sustainability, appearing on numerous news outlets to increase awareness. More recently, Mr. Nye had a cameo on the satirical HBO news show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, where he was featured in a climate change related segment. Notably, he lit a globe on fire and declared “By the end of this century, if emissions keep rising, the average temperature on earth could go up another four to eight degrees. What I’m saying is the planet’s on…fire!”

Needless to say, students are excited to hear a childhood icon speak at their graduation.