The world has changed a lot since Bill Nye the Science Guy launched more than two decades ago.
His show, a staple of public TV for millennials growing up in the US, bestowed a fierce form of open-minded optimism on young viewers. Bill Nye said we could grow up to be anything we wanted—and we had a real shot at making the world a better place.
Today, there are a lot of reasons—mostly omnipresent climate anxiety colored with flecks of outrage over current events—to feel like circumstances are beyond our control. And yet, the Science Guy still believes there are reasons to have hope.