US President Donald Trump and his conversations around global warming are back (alas!), again. At a time when the US is dealing with record-breaking winter conditions, Trump is calling back 'global waming' for rescue.
He tweeted: "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!"
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
Twitterati (with a sigh) then began with the exercise to teach him a thing or two about global warming. First the spelling!
— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) January 30, 2019
Mr. President, I noticed you’re using an iPhone and thought this might help. pic.twitter.com/3tUI70Ax0g
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) January 29, 2019
the president of the united states asking for global warming. pretty cool stuff here guys
— chris melberger (@chrismelberger) January 30, 2019
You tweet so much dumb shit that it's hard for us to keep track. Can you slow down a little?
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 30, 2019
Some even tried to give Science lessons to the President.
Read a science book.
— Robert Berry (@retrocrush) January 29, 2019
Will someone PLEASE explain extreme-weather science to this man? Stay safe, Midwesterners!
— Clinton Kelly (@clinton_kelly) January 30, 2019
Climate and weather are different things... there are literally grade school aged children that understand this.
— Chris Allington (@chrisallphoto) January 30, 2019
— duck hook (@avery4boys) January 30, 2019
Due to a blast of arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex, a record-setting cold has covered the eastern United States. Cities in the Midwest opened warming shelters as temperatures plummeted well below zero degrees Fahrenheit (minus 17.8 degrees Celsius). Hundreds of schools have been closed and over 1000 flights have been cancelled in view of the cold.
The Midwest is the hardest-hit area, with a life-threatening wind chill bringing temperatures down as low as minus 50F (minus 46C) in the Chicago area and northern Illinois by Tuesday evening.
As NASA explains, the difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time. When we talk about climate change, we talk about changes in long-term averages of daily weather.
In such a scenario, shouldn't people be just blown away with what the US President thinks of global warming?
Lol perfect!!! pic.twitter.com/ZPeN6oJjKs
— Thea (@Thea2326) January 30, 2019
God help America...
— Leo Rautins (@LeoRautins) January 29, 2019
'God help America'. Well, we agree with this.