Scientists Slam Trump Tweet on 'Good Old Global Warming'
30 December, 2017, 02:11 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
In response, the president's critics wasted no time giving Trump a reality check. "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", he wrote.
However, parts of Alaska and western Canada often see drastically low temperatures this time of year.
Trump says the east coast of the U.S. could "use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as it faces its coldest New Year's Eve on record - appearing to either misunderstand or ignore the scientific evidence on climate change.
Trump's views on climate change and global warming have proved controversial in the past as well.
Trump believes and has said that global warming is a "hoax perpetrated by the Chinese". "The world is moving forward together on climate change".
Trump's tweets have caused an online backlash, with many Twitter users pointing out the difference between weather and climate.
In the past, Trump has also tried to downplay weather events that could be partially explained by global warming. "Therefore it is possible, if not likely that this weeks record cold is related to Global Warming", a follow-up tweet noted.
And just hours before Trump tweeted, the Capital Weather Gang, the weather arm of the Washington Post, posted that the United States will be the coldest region in the world "relative to normal" over the next week.
Asked whether the severity of the two hurricanes led him to rethink his position on climate change, he said, "Well, we've had bigger storms than this. Do you even know what climate is?!" an additional tweet stated.
The US president has been described as "basically every stupid person everywhere rolled up into one" after he suggested his country could benefit from global warming. The negative reaction continued as Donald Trump's attempt at trolling appeared to backfire.
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