President Donald Trump has once again attempted to dismiss climate change as a myth, calling for “Global Waming [sic]” to “come back fast” as parts of the Midwest brace for subfreezing weather.
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
Trump’s assertion that climate change does not exist because “windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees” suggests the president does not understand the difference between climate and weather.
Weather isn’t climate. They teach this in 5th grade science.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) January 29, 2019
In 2017, 13 federal agencies unveiled a report which found that humans are overwhelmingly to blame for the world’s rapidly changing climate.
However, the president, who has previously claimed his “very high levels of intelligence” have led him to not believe in climate change, has a documented history of using winter weather to undermine the science behind global warming.
Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2018
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
Twitter users were quick to school Trump on his latest tweet.
Where do you even begin with this weapons grade buffoonery? https://t.co/c1T0t87yBF
— Wendy Harmer (@wendy_harmer) January 29, 2019
“World hunger isn’t real because I had breakfast this morning”
— jax (@plutosunsets) January 29, 2019
that "I'm too dumb to understand science" act really plays well with your dimwit rube worshipers, doesn't it? I mean, it *is* an act, isn't it? oh. my. god. you're serious, aren't you
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 29, 2019
You are a staggering moron. https://t.co/5mGIRCmAFe
— Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsRyan) January 29, 2019
— Liberty (@sdgburg) January 29, 2019
Are you kidding me right now? How is this man POTUS? Climate change is putting people's lives at risk, this isn't a joke. Extreme temps both high and low are deadly and we deserve a President who will take action instead of spreading lies for political gain. #ComeOnMan https://t.co/iffvZbgmfU
— David C. Crowley (@DavidCrowleyWI) January 29, 2019
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