“In the East, it could possibly be the COLDEST New Yr’s Eve on report. Maybe we may use somewhat little bit of that good outdated World Warming that our Nation, however not different international locations, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to guard towards. Bundle up!”
The “logic” at work right here is straightforward: How can climate change, aka world warming, be actual if it’s so chilly outdoors?
“In case we’ve forgotten, as a result of we preserve listening to that 2014 has been the warmest 12 months on report, I requested the chair, do you know what that is? It is a snowball simply from outdoors right here. So it’s totally, very chilly out. Very unseasonable.”
What Trump (and Inhofe) do not appear to know — or select to disregard — is that “weather” and “climate” aren’t the identical factor.
That it’s chilly on any given day — or week! or month! — is just not indicative of a lot of something about the climate and whether or not it’s warming or not. If the “weather = climate” logic held, a collection of sweltering summer time days may fairly be concluded as incontrovertible proof that the planet is getting hotter.
Trump is free to tweet no matter he likes. And he’ll proceed to take action. However to make use of chilly weather as some form of rebuttal of broader climatological warming is just not even near correct, factual or humorous.