Donald Trump Mocks Global Warming, Asks For It to "Come Back Fast"

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He tweeted, "In the attractive Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder", the President wrote Monday night. "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted this afternoon. What the hell is going on with Global [Warming]? "Please come back fast, we need you".

The Toronto Star's Washington correspondent, Daniel Dale, publicly grappled with whether Trump's latest foolish remarks deserved any attention.

"As to whether or not it's man-made and whether or not the effects that you're talking about are there, I don't see it", he added.

"There he goes again", tweeted New York Times climate reporter Henry Fountain. The tweet also included a descriptive cartoon from the 2015 article.

CNN has also previously noted that, according to climate scientists, linking temperatures in a certain location to the existence of global warming is an entirely inaccurate way to view global warming.

Twitter users, assuming "waming" for "warming", slammed the President, with one Twitter user stating, "Are you really this ignorant about climate change?". But I don't know that it's manmade.

Trump's tweet feels particular poorly timed as Australia and New Zealand struggle with a record-breaking heatwave.

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But Donny, bless his clogged heart, apparently still thinks global warming only leads to hot temperatures - and by that logic, would actually help us battle an extremely cold winter.

THE FACTS: While the Midwest is in the grip of a chill that's likely to set records, Earth is still considerably warmer than it was 30 years ago and especially 100 years ago.

"No, these aren't the coldest temperatures ever recorded in the Midwest".

Once again, Trump is confusing weather with climate - the temperature outside in a given place at a given time says nothing about global temperature trends.

It's not the first time the president has gotten major climate change facts wrong.

The president faced severe criticism online after he posted the tweet. "Yes, our climate is still changing", and linked to a blog post explaining how that could be and what a polar vortex is.

The study used "county-by-county statistics" to compute "climate-change vulnerabilities" including agricultural yields, mortality, coastal damage and risk to labor. "And it certainly doesn't mean that we can stop working to cut emissions and solve the climate crisis".

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