As most of the Eastern United States is experiencing freezing temperatures and possibly record-breaking New Years Eve temperatures, the frigid environs inspired Donald Trump to tweet (for a change) calling for “a little bit of that good old Global Warming.”
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. 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. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Obviously, the Trumpster is confused as to the differences between “weather” and “climate,” two different things.
From The New York Times:
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. The climate can be thought of, in a way, as the sum of long periods of weather.
Or, to use an analogy Mr. Trump might appreciate, weather is how much money you have in your pocket today, whereas climate is your net worth. A billionaire who has forgotten his wallet one day is not poor, anymore than a poor person who lands a windfall of several hundred dollars is suddenly rich. What matters is what happens over the long term.
This is just embarrassing. It’s clear facts don’t matter to you, but here’s the new climate report from your administration that affirms climate change is caused by human activity, and has serious health, economic, and environmental consequences. Read it. https://t.co/eJo1bdsqd8
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) December 29, 2017
Dear @realDonaldTrump, It is 45 degrees in Aspen, Co and no snow.
Definition of global warming is volatility https://t.co/HnezPzLOIX
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) December 29, 2017
If you paid ANY attention to science you might learn why this IS a sign of global warming. There’s a reason why every single country is taking it seriously. We will continue to ignore you. https://t.co/oynyE9FXEZ
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) December 29, 2017
Denying Global warming because it’s currently cold is like denying the sun because it’s currently night.
— Braden Baumann (@bmbaumann) December 29, 2017
Hey dumbass, global warming doesn’t only mean extreme heat; it means extreme weather. Hot and cold. Maybe buy a thermometer and shove it up your ass. https://t.co/wdO0t0nPiY
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 29, 2017