Donald Trump's idea to beat winter cold: Pour global warming on it

Marie Harrington
December 30, 2017

Amid record-low temperatures across the U.S., President Trump in a tweet Thursday suggested the eastern part of the country could benefit from global warming, adding the U.S. -but not other countries- would have paid trillions to battle rising temperatures.

In the past, Trump has also tried to downplay weather events that could be partially explained by global warming.

Trump, not known for his fondness for fighting or even belief in the phenomenon of climate change, took to his favourite medium of communication - Twitter - to post his idea on beating winter cold.

In the latest display of his best words, Trump tweeted Thursday alluding to how the cold wave on the East Coast was proof that global warming was not real.

And just hours before Trump tweeted, the Capital Weather Gang, the weather arm of the Washington Post, posted that the USA will be the coldest region in the world "relative to normal" over the next week.

The US president then went on to talk about his pet peeve of how his country pays more money for a number of world causes.

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The past three years are believed to be the hottest on record.

Record-low freezing temperatures have been taking over much of North America recently, and if you live just about anywhere in the eastern half of the US, you're well aware of this.

Trump has tweeted similar, almost verbatim thoughts about his climate/weather confusion before. But this bucks a global trend that shows the world was 0.9 degrees warmer than average between 1979 and 2000.

The word stupid came up a lot - including from a political scientist at the University of Kiel in Germany, who said: "That's not how it works". "Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!"

Trump's views on climate change and global warming have proved controversial in the past as well.

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