Trump mocks global warming in tweet amid Midwest chill

Cristina Cross
January 30, 2019

"People can't last outside even for minutes".

Trump has frequently cast doubt on climate change, especially when cold weather hits. What the hell is going on with Global Waming (sic)? "Please come back fast, we need you!", Trump tweeted. In 2012, he tweeted that global warming was created "by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive". In fact, cold snaps like this are predicted to get more common as the planet gets warmer, because the energy loss from melting Arctic sea ice disrupts the "polar vortex" that traps cold air at the North Pole, allowing freezing winds to migrate to lower latitudes.

Trump has also pulled out of the Paris Agreement that aims to combat climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

This is not the first time Trump has demonstrated he can't grasp the concept of global warming or how it works.

Trump has always denied that there is something called climate change of global warming and also made the United States pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, months after entering the White House.

The New York Times summed up the difference between climate and weather this way: Climate refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, while weather describes what's happening on a much shorter time scale.

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"Greetings, The rest of the world", he replied, followed by a map showing current world temperatures.

Donald Trump's recent tweet adds to the freakish things he has already said about global warming.

"People also tend to confuse what is happening where they live as an indication of what is happening globally", says Marshall Shepherd, director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia and a former president of the American Meteorological Society. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against", Trump wrote on Twitter.

While portions of the U.S. might be mired in a deep-freeze, many other parts of the planet are seeing record-breaking heat waves (like Australia last week ).

If you cared about facts, you would know that climate change doesn't only cause temperatures to increase.

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