Trump says East could use some 'global warming' this weekend

Katrina Barker
December 30, 2017

Amid record-low temperatures across the U.S., President Trump in a tweet Thursday suggested the eastern part of the country could benefit from global warming, adding the U.S. -but not other countries- would have paid trillions to battle rising temperatures. Tweeting from the comfort of Mar-a-Lago (where the high was 78 degrees on Thursday), the President chimed in with his thoughts about the frigid temperatures being felt along much of the east coast.

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". Earth is becoming warmer overall, but given the complexity involved in climate and weather patterns, that warming doesn't mean it is getting hotter everywhere all the time. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, whereas climate is how the atmosphere behaves over long periods of time. In the meantime, Bundle up!

In June, he announced that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris Accord, which was initally agreed to by all 195 countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Trump, not known for his fondness for fighting or even belief in the phenomenon of climate change, took to his favourite medium of communication - Twitter - to post his idea on beating winter cold.

Twitter was not happy with Trump's tweet, with many pointing out the recent devastating wildfires in California showed the negative effect global warming has had on the US. Soon after being sworn in, the president also asked the Environmental Protection Agency to remove a section from its website that talked about global warming and climate change. In the USA alone, about $400 billion worth of climate-related damage was caused during the year, and there are still three days to go.

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