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The Weather Channel schools Trump on climate science

Facts are fun!


Tiffany Kelly

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Posted on Dec 29, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:33 am CDT

President Donald Trump’s very bad tweet about global warming prompted a slew of responses from people and organizations who actually know how climate science works, including The Weather Channel.

In Trump’s tweet on Thursday evening, he said that the eastern U.S., currently experiencing a cold front, “could use a little bit of good old Global Warming.” Even if the tweet was an attempt at a joke, it’s extremely dangerous to send this kind of information out to the public—especially when a large portion of Americans don’t believe that climate change will personally affect them.

The Weather Channel responded to Trump with a list of facts:

1) There is a difference between #weather and #climate.
2) Short-term #cold snaps will continue to occur in a warming climate.
3) 2017 will likely be a top three warmest year on record for the globe.

Yes, cold snaps are actually tied to global warming! Trump’s tweet is invalid, but you probably already knew that.

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*First Published: Dec 29, 2017, 4:07 pm CST