Trump branded a 'clown' following latest global warming tweet

Greg Evans
Thursday 22 November 2018 14:00
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Donald Trump's latest tweet about global warming might be one of his worst to date.

While taking another holiday at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Trump appeared to either misread a weather forecast or show a profound misunderstanding of how the climate works.

With forecasters reporting that parts of America and the rest of the world due to experience some severe cold weather in the next few days, Trump saw this as a sign to once again discredit any evidence of global warming.

This is far from the first time that Trump has said something misguided about global warming and replies to his tweet condemned the president for his typically ignorant comment.

With it being obvious to seemingly everyone apart from Trump that the Earth's climate is indeed changing for the worse, condemnation from scientists has been swift and unforgiving.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University said:

This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change.

He is a clown — a dangerous clown.

Even, Nasa, which is literally a body of the US government notes how quickly the weather can change in a short amount of time. A statement on their website says:

In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space.

An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.

Trump's tweet comes just days after he visited the aftermath of the devastating wildfire in California, where he blamed the forest management team for not taking care of the floors.

In that trip, he claimed that he wanted a "great climate" but that is unlikely to happen as long as he keeps denouncing global warming on Twitter.

HT Huffington Post

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