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Amid the below freezing temperatures in the Midwest, President Trump took to Twitter to express his feelings.
In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
He claimed that ‘we need’ global warming to counter the freezing temperatures. Trump was met with people blasting him about his differentiation between climate and weather.
According to NASA, climate is, ‘the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a particular area,’ while weather, ‘is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities.’ Basically, climate is the average weather, while weather is just the current state of our surroundings. One is on a shorter scale and the other one is on a broader one.
Trump used the term, “global warming” in reference to climate change, implying that we can’t be having climate change since the weather is cold. However, the National Geographic says that “Climate change encompasses not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a range of other impacts. All of those changes are emerging as humans continue to add heat-trapping greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, changing the rhythms of climate that all living things have come to rely on.” This means that climate change is not only the cause of global warming but also the extreme weather conditions that we are currently experiencing.
Furthermore, many people pointed out Trump’s incorrect spelling of warming as ‘waming.’
Twitter users replied with a variety of comments.
— Implosionsratte (@O0l1v3r) January 30, 2019
— Sean (@SeanBermingham_) January 29, 2019
This week’s science objective for my 5th grade class. Just doing my part to make sure our nation’s 5th graders are smarter than our President. pic.twitter.com/j6SeKJWwd8
— Kristen Jeffers (@Kristen55447095) January 30, 2019
I ate a sandwich for lunch, therefore world hunger doesn’t exist 😤
— Trevör Blənd (@trevor_blend) January 29, 2019
Thank you @POTUS. The haters in this thread have made my day. More tonight on @ChasingNews on why I think this tweet from @realDonaldTrump is brilliant and one of his best yet. #climateradicals #crazyalarmists #chickenlittle
— Bill Spadea (@BillSpadea) January 30, 2019
— Jason Carman (@jasoncarman_) January 30, 2019
In breaking news, the US is not the only place in the planet. Australia for example has massive heatwaves, unprecedented fires, floods & fish kills in rivers, all related to climate change. Also, climate change is the reason for the US cold spell, see science below. pic.twitter.com/kuROPBdgdv
— Gretta Pecl (@GrettaPecl) January 30, 2019