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
The tweet has ignited yet another controversy surrounding man-made climate change, which Trump has expressed skepticism about for many years despite almost universal acceptance from the scientific community. This particular tweet appears to demonstrate a profound ignorance of climate change, the Paris Climate Change Accord, and (slightly less important) just how cold it can get on New Year's Eve.
By the Trump logic, a warm summer would be incontrovertible evidence that climate change is real— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 29, 2017
You can often tell someone's made a good point against the President when trolls flock to their post.
There will be no Global Carbon Tax to fund the establishment of a NWO government. It won't happen. The scam was discovered. There is no "consensus" amongst scientists. Its a fraud.— Steven Rahn🐸 (@Darkohako) December 30, 2017
no but if this cold and snow is global warming i would hate to see what yall call cooling— ABORT ABORTION NOW (@ABOLISHWELFARE) December 29, 2017
Its called weather idiot. Through out history there were & are still going to be hot & cold spells & always will be. What were they blaming in the 1800 for hot spells? Bean farts? How about that Ice age, burrr cold.— DIAMOND DOG (@allenkey25) December 29, 2017
By CNNs logic, hurricanes in the summer months are incontrovertible evidence of Global Warming. Climate changes ALL the time; it has been for millennia.— Master Chief PO117 (@HaloChiefPO117) December 29, 2017
How do you like being trolled by the President.— Patrick (@Dejavudoodoo) December 29, 2017
Cuz... I'm pretty sure you were trolled by the President.
The idea that the U.S. President would use his voice to troll scientists and activists isn't particularly comforting. Neither is the fact that most of his supporters missed the "joke" and continue to doubt what almost every scientist in the world agrees on.
U.S. to be coldest region in world relative to normal over next week. Please note rest of world will be much warmer than normal lest anyone try to claim pocket of cold in U.S. debunks global warming, which they will invariably and irresponsibly do. https://t.co/hzocqUrfKp https://t.co/4uA4fJUAyV— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) December 27, 2017
California is permanently on fire, but this all-hat-no-cattle cowboy is determined to fixate on a COLD WEATHER WINTER REGION at the END OF DECEMBER to deny science. Kids: this is what happens when you look directly at solar eclipses. https://t.co/vu810enKGY— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) December 29, 2017
President Donald Trump actively denying climate change could cause many people to doubt its authenticity, which is alarming.