President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday morning that the East Coast could need a “little bit of that good old Global Warming” to defrost. The President hinted that climate change is a hoax for which America – but not other nations – was supposed to pay trillions to fix under the Paris Climate Accord.
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
Climate scientists fired back, telling the President that changes in the climate are measured over large time frames, not days or seasons. The measurements are done in different locations, as well.
Trump Convinced Global Warming Is a Hoax
According to NOAA, 2016 was the hottest year humanity has ever seen based on its records. NOAA also found that this year could turn into the third warmest year in our history, with 2016 being the first and 2015 the second.
- Trump, however, has always been a climate change skeptic.
- He even based his campaign on climate skepticism.
- In June, his administration pulled the U.S. out of the hard-fought climate deal in Paris.
- It did so by saying that the accord is bad for the country.
- The United States is currently the only UN member that refuses to stick to the accord.
It is far from being the first time that the U.S. leader says global warming is a scam. In 2013, he said about the theory that it was just an “expensive hoax”. On Dec. 6, 2013, he tweeted that Tennessee and Texas were covered in snow while in LA, it was freezing.
A year prior, he suggested that global warming was a hoax invented by the Chinese to benefit them economically by undermining the U.S. manufacturing. In November, however, a federal agency found that global warming is real and most parts of its origins are human-related.
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