In his fight to reverse climate change, Bill Nye wants electric cars for NASCAR that would replaced the gasoline-fueled vehicles currently on the tracks. Global warming is an issue on everyone’s minds, and Nye has not been shy on voicing out his theories upon the matter. As a person who impacted the lives of numerous children, it’s an important voice to have on the side of environmentalists.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is a former mechanical engineer that has become known through his role of a science educator. Through his show, he has inspired numerous scientists himself and brought us the basics of physics right into our homes. However, Nye’s focus is now on reversing climate change and has been highly optimistic about that still being a possibility. Others have lost hope. Not Nye.
“NASCAR kinda breaks my heart.”
Recently, Nye stated that he has become dissatisfied with NASCAR for several years due to their major impact on the world. Even more, they could have such a significant positive effect on the world as a whole that it’s truly disappointing they are not taking advantage. According to Nye, NASCAR is breaking his heart. It now stands for the celebration of old tech, one that is polluting the air and encouraging gas emissions that are so detrimental to our planet’s health.
The solution, according to the scientist, would be to switch to electric cars. That would open a huge range of possibilities that NASCAR should be jumping on with excitement. One can only think what carmakers, such as Tesla, could do if they were given three years to create racing cars. They would all be electric and they would receive a huge boost. However, they all have to do it.
Nye cited the example of the STP-Paxton Turbocar that ran on a turbine-engine. That challenged gas-powered cars that harm our environment, but was quickly deemed unusable by rules. And that is where his disappointed begins. NASCAR has a major fanbase, but seems to remain stuck in the past and discourage innovation. For us to move forward and improve matters, everyone has to join in.
On the track of Ford and Chevrolet
If NASCAR would start using electric cars, then everyone would want them, according to Nye. The influence could spread around the world, as it has for numerous models and carmakers before. It’s only a shame that they do not want to use their influence for a good purpose. That’s how major brands like Ford, Chevrolet, and Mazda got their beginning. Racing was the start, and it grew from there.
Perhaps cars are not the biggest source of pollution around the world, but they’re certainly a big contributor. Electric cars would be the step forward for our environment. And, with cities like Beijing, Delhi, and Milan covered by hazardous smog, it does seem like every bit of change could help.
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