Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Trump asks 'Global Waming' to come back. Twitter heats up

Trump asks 'Global Waming' to come back. Twitter heats up

A tweet from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate account on Tuesday has raised questions about whether the government agency was taking aim at a statement by President Donald Trump that seemed to deny the existence of global warming.

Get push notifications with news, features and more.

"This is simply an extreme weather event and not representative of global scale temperature trends", said Northern Illinois University climate scientist Victor Gensini, who is in the midst of some of the worst subfreezing cold.

Citing the awful cold that has gripped the Midwest, Trump taunted the phenomenon of global warming asking it to "come back fast" in his tweet. "In coming days, expected to get even colder", Trump wrote. "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted this afternoon. He also spelled global warming as "Global Waming" giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson.

At the time, British meteorologist Laura Tobin kindly explained how global warming can lead to weather extremes in some parts of the world. In 2012, he tweeted that global warming was created "by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive".

As areas in the Midwest experience record-low temperatures this week, Donald Trump's latest misstatement about climate change has been widely mocked by Twitter users.

Last November, Trump tweeted: "Whatever happened to Global Warming?" following a cold blast in the US.

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

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

This is not the first time that Trump has spoken out about his thoughts on global warming.

Parts of the United States are indeed facing some of the coldest temperatures the country's seen in a generation.

The fact we are seeing record cold does not contradict climate research.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed on Twitter that global warming is a "hoax".

Despite Trump's assertion, CNN reported that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and the third consecutive year to rank hotter than all previous years, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Like this: