Weather Channel Shades Trump by Explaining the Difference Between Weather and Climate

President Donald Trump used the massive cold front currently slamming the eastern seaboard as an excuse to attack the scientific community, specifically those who believe global warming is an actual thing. Trump, who is currently residing in West Palm Beach where the weather is a balmy 68 degrees, issued this attack via Twitter. As many people pointed out online, Trump seemed to conflate weather with climate, which are two words with two entirely different meanings. Even The Weather Channel got in on the act, sending out a positively brutal missive to the president on Twitter. Their tweet linked to an article, titled “Trump Tweets On Bitter Cold and Global Warming, Proving He Doesn’t Know Difference Between Weather and Climate.” Ouch. The article correctly noted that this is not the first time Trump has gone to this particular well. As a matter of fact, he tweets something similar generally when the east coast experiences any kind of harsh weather, with a popular refrain being that we “need” global warming to combat the cold. TWC continued their takedown of the president’s hot take on climate change. “The Trump administration has proven time and again that it ignores science,” they wrote. “Climate is about long-term trends and not short-term weather events.” The site also noted that the cold front could actually be linked to global warming, and not proof refuting its existence. “Several groups of scientists have found that warming in the Arctic and the resulting loss of sea ice are making it more likely that the jet stream will take dramatic wintertime dips and push intense cold outbreaks into midlatitude areas, such as the eastern U.S.,” the article quoted a scientist named Bob Henson. “These cold waves aren’t enough to compensate for the overall warming of the climate across the whole planet.” [image via screenshot]Follow Lawrence Bonk (@sidescrollers) on Twitter

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