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Bill Nye the Science Guy mentions Pensacola in new Netflix show

Photo by: MGN, Bill Hrybyk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0

During the first few moments of the debut episode of his new Netflix series, Bill Nye referenced Pensacola when discussing flooding.

'Bill Nye Saves the World' is the name of Nye's new show, and in the premiere episode titled 'The Earth Is a Hot Mess,' Nye conducted an experiment while talking about global warming.

"Let me tell you something, the ocean on the earth is like a planet-sized thermometer," Nye said, as he caused liquid metal in a bulb to expand by applying heat to it. "And when it gets just a little bit warmer, it's expanding and getting just a little bit bigger.

"And the little bit bigger means floods in Miami, Pensacola, Galveston .. these are U.S. cities!" Nye said.

As Nye, who has been on and off television for nearly 25 years, gestured with his hands, he described the danger some U.S. island cities have to deal with in the face of floods.

"Portsmouth, all these exotic places like Norfolk, Virginia, are going to have this much water on the floor at all times," Nye said. "So people are going to leave. Where are they going to go? What are they going to do? We got to address this problem, people! It's not magic -- it's science."

Nye's series debuted on April 21 and is already 13 episodes in to the first season.

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