Continuing the theme of yesterday’s post about Climate Change, it’s horrifying but not surprising that Trump tweeted about the record cold temperatures this Thanksgiving. He wrote:
Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?
Of course, schoolchildren nowadays learn the difference between Weather and Climate, but not Trump. Social media erupted in ridicule at his tweet and memes began to fly, including an excellent outline of Trump’s mistaken implication by This Liberal American:
Why Climate Change Causes Severe Winters (in four sentences a 5th grader can understand)
- Global Warming heats up the Arctic Circle.
- Warmer Arctic air rises and pushes the icy jet stream south.
- The icy jet stream brings to the U.S., Europe, and Asia cold air that we never used to get.
- Temperatures go down, making our winters longer and colder.
It’s sad that the president and his party so willfully ignore basic science and common sense. But the more we push back and raise our voices, the sooner we will return our nation to a sane and constructive approach on Climate. Our activism makes a difference.