Confused about global warming? Bill Nye the Science Guy is on it.
It's not the most in-depth explainer you're going to get -- and there's plenty of more nuanced data available, to be sure -- but it certainly gets the major points across: We did this, and it happened too fast to be good, and we're going to have to put money, time and brainpower into a bunch of new technologies and behaviors if we want to stop it.
It's just the latest in a series of videos produced by General Electric and Mashable. Nye has also used emoji to playfully explain holograms and evolution.
But while Nye has obviously made a career on explaining science in general, he's made no secret of the fact that climate change is his big project. His next book will focus on the topic, and he's pushing to get young people united against human-driven global warming.
In an April interview with Speaking of Science, Nye -- who has a background in engineering, but thinks the science on climate change is clear enough for anyone to understand, emojis or none -- spoke passionately about his climate call to arms.
"What I want is for millennials writ large and their progeny to become the next great generation," he said. "My parents both have their ashes interred at Arlington -- they were both veterans of World War II -- and I just look back at that era, there were songs about Rosie the Riveter, everyone was involved in the war effort."
To Nye, it's clear that the modern world has come together to save itself before, and taken on great sacrifices to do so. And climate change is a threat to all of us.
"I can just imagine a time where everybody everywhere is involved in addressing climate change in the same way," he said. "A man can dream."