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Weather Channel Shades ‘Confused’ Trump With The Difference Between Climate And Weather

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Weather Channel Shades ‘Confused’ Trump With The Difference Between Climate And Weather

The Weather Channel posted a tweet and an online article explaining the difference between weather and climate just hours after President Trump took to Twitter to mock climate change, suggesting that the US could use “a little bit of that good old Global Warming” to heat up states experiencing record-breaking cold weather.

The account noted that 2017 is still on track to be the second- or third-hottest year ever recorded globally.

“There is a difference between #weather and #climate,” the channel tweeted, adding that “Short-term #cold snaps will continue to occur in a warming climate.”

“2017 will likely be a top three warmest year on record for the globe,” the tweet concluded.

The Weather Channel also ran an article with the headline: “Trump Tweets About the Bitter Cold and Global Warming, Confusing Weather and Climate”.

The Trump administration has proven time and again that it ignores science, including the recently released, Congressionally-mandated National Climate Assessment, which found “no convincing alternative explanation” for climate change over the past 100 years other than “human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases.”

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the U.S. could use some “global warming” to help alleviate the cold temperatures.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

“Climate change is real and it poses a grave threat to our nation and our planet. It’s abundantly clear this Adminstration won’t tackle climate change head on, so state and local governments must,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

“Instead of tweeting like a child who hates science class, if you’re so worried about the cold you could always send your 45M+ followers info about how to find shelter, prevent hypothermia & frost bite, prevent pipes from freezing, protect their pets, etc,” added Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.).


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