We all know Bill Nye is not shy about sharing his opinions on controversial subjects, and his views on climate change are no different. In an interview with National Geographic a couple of weeks ago he discussed a type of engineering that could have the potential to combat climate change in a major way.
Pity the plight of the poor Galapagos tortoises. The past several hundred years have been tough. Their population, once estimated up to 250,000, has dropped precipitously. Whalers and pirates in the 1600s, 1700s and later, found these ancient creatures a meaty and easy-to-maintain food source for their voyages — tortoises could survive for long periods on a ship without food and water.