Donald Trump's idea to beat winter cold: Pour global warming on it

30 December, 2017, 03:08 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Donald Trump's idea to beat winter cold: Pour global warming on it

That seems to be President Donald Trump's logic, according to his tweet last night.

Donald Trump has derided climate change saying that the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend.

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Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, told reporters earlier this year that Trump's tweets should be treated as official presidential statements, which appears to mean the official U.S. position is that global warming could be a good thing.

Following days of cold weather and forecasts of record lows to come, President Donald Trump tweeted that "we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming".

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But there's a big difference between weather and climate, scientists say: Weather happens in the short term, while global climate systems influence weather over longer time scales. First off, as Vox pointed out, weather and climate are two different things. New Year's Eve 1917 was just 1 degree, while temperatures hit a balmy 11 degrees in 1962.

Trump even got owned by Lisa Simpson, who once explained to her dad, Homer, that "Global warming can cause weather at both extremes - hot and cold".

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Needless to say the Twittersphere was quick to call out Trump for his ignorance or at worst blatantly lying and misleading Americans. There have been far more record highs than record lows throughout the year. Trump believes and has said that global warming is a "hoax perpetrated by the Chinese". "The world is moving forward together on climate change. Do you even know what climate is?!" an additional tweet stated. Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren.


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