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Trump mocks global warming in tweet amid Midwest chill

Trump mocks global warming in tweet amid Midwest chill

Trump's recent tweet adds to the weird things he has already said about global warming.

"In the handsome Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded". He also spelled global warming as "Global Waming" giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson.

According to National Geographic, global warming is defined as the gradual increase of the Earth's atmospheric temperature mostly due to the omission of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

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

The Toronto Star's Washington correspondent, Daniel Dale, publicly grappled with whether Trump's latest foolish remarks deserved any attention.

"Many of the jurisdictions that have selected political leaders opposed to climate policy are the most exposed to the harms of climate change", the authors note.




"You're kidding, right?! You do know Global Warming is causing climate change which means MORE deeper colder winters for the Midwest sad #badforfarmers #ActOnClimate #ClimateChangeIsReal", another reply read.

The Climate Reality Project, launched by former Vice President Al Gore, tweeted: "Yes, it's cold".

"Weather isn't climate. They teach this in 5th grade science", wrote one person.

Key climate change report from Trump's own administration: "Increases in temperatures during the growing season in the Midwest are projected to be the largest contributing factor to declines in the productivity of USA agriculture". "Your kind have ruined the planet for the coming generations and you use it as a throwaway line".

The president's position has shifted slightly on the global climate crisis, from claiming it is a myth made up by China, to telling CBS's "60 Minutes" in an October interview: "Something's changing and it'll change back again".

United Nations' World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas warned in 2018 that temperatures are predicted to rise up to 9 degrees by the end of the century.