President Trump tweeted on Thursday about global warming and leftist media talking heads just couldn’t contain themselves.
Referring to the arctic blast pounding the East Coast this week, Trump tweeted, “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming.”
That’s when journos from the NYT and other rags blasted that Trump doesn’t know the difference between weather and climate.
He was, of course, kidding and poking fun at the left.
But it brings up a good point: there is a big difference between local weather events and long-term climate conditions.
So why does the left so often point to local weather events as proof of global warming (see hurricanes, wildfires, etc)? Hypocrisy anyone?
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
Liberal pundits and journalists went ballistic after President Donald Trump tweeted the U.S. East Coast could use “a little bit of that good old global warming.”
Trump’s tweet was not only aimed at the frigid, snowy weather hitting most of the country, but also poked fun at the Paris climate accord, which he promised to withdraw from earlier this year. The liberal media couldn’t handle it.
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
The Thursday tweet sparked vitriolic responses and a wave of articles distinguishing between “climate” and “weather.” The New York Times reported that Trump “appeared unaware of the distinction between weather and climate.”
“Climate refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, while weather describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale,” NYT reporters wrote in response to Trump’s tweet.