As unsafe cold descends, President Trump's tweet about global warming draws scorn

As unsafe cold descends, President Trump's tweet about global warming draws scorn

US President Donald Trump on Monday (January 28) evening made yet another tweet mocking the phenomenon of global warming and was roasted in turn by the social media users.

However, global climate change - the warming of the climate due to human activities - has been accepted nearly universally by scientists.

"In the attractive Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded", Trump tweeted. "People can't last outside even for minutes". His tweet late Monday wondering "What the hell is going on with Global Warming" drew a quick response from Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan.

As the Associated Press reported, "weather refers to the atmospheric conditions during a shorter period, while climate is a longer view of weather patterns".

"Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening", the NOAA tweet said, linking to a 2015 article on Climate.gov which explains that "warmer air temperatures fuel more evaporation, leading to a wetter atmosphere, which increases rain or snow totals".

Trump has frequently cast doubt on climate change, especially when cold weather hits.

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Although the Republican president's tweet was liked 51k times, it also left his critics irked and they slammed him for not knowing the difference between climate and weather.

There are many reasons Trump may be against addressing climate change, but one thing is clear: he doesn't understand the science behind it. There is even a page on the NASA website providing evidence and consensus on the reality of climate change. "This is the most despicable thought I would have ever imagined from a world leader", wrote another user.

In December 2017, the president suggested that global warming doesn't exist - but, once again, thought it could help against the cold.

The fact we are seeing record cold does not contradict climate research.

Despite Trump's claims, 2018 was among the hottest on record across the globe and the planet is expected to get hotter according to experts.

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