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Scientists Slam Trump Tweet on 'Good Old Global Warming'

Scientists Slam Trump Tweet on 'Good Old Global Warming'

Trump tweets, "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". So even if Trump were to read something that clarified lucidly all the things he got wrong in that tweet, he would probably still be blind to them. Trump also told the Times he wasn't anxious about the uncertainty concerning when the Mueller investigation might be concluded. "Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!".

On Thursday, from his winter vacation at Mar-a-Lago, the President echoed a common talking point of climate change deniers: cold weather means it's not real.

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 USA position is that global warming could be a good thing.

He announced earlier this year his intention to pull out of the landmark Paris climate agreement aimed at curbing greenhouse gas production.

The meme that Donald Trump retweeted on Dec. 23
The meme that Donald Trump retweeted on Dec. 23

The Trump administration has been a frequent skeptic of climate change science and rolled back initiatives to combat climate change, including withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. But there were also those who tried to show Trump the folly of his reasoning.

Trump's tweets have caused an online backlash, with many Twitter users pointing out the difference between weather and climate.

Incidentally, scientists predict that 2017 will be the second or third warmest year since record-keeping began.

"Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time", the agency said in an online post. This year's devastating hurricanes and wildfires, which could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars, have also been exacerbated by climate change.





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