Trump blasted by social media for not understanding climate change

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Trump tweeted on Monday night. Amid freezing temperatures previous year, Trump tweeted: "Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?".

This week, a split polar vortex is expected to drop temperatures in the Midwest near negative 30 degrees, with the wind chill looking to be the lowest it's been in two decades: as low as negative 60 degrees. "In coming days, expected to get even colder", Trump tweeted Monday evening.

The first significant cold snap of the season hits and somebody, like, um, the President of the United States, wonders what happened to global warming. "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted this afternoon.

In response to an inquiry from ABC News, however, NOAA's Director of Public Affairs Monica Allen disputed that the tweet was meant to send a message to Trump. Numerous states that are likely to see disproportionately negative effects in the coming years are some that supported Mr. Trump in 2016, like Florida and Texas, as well as others in the Southeast, which may sustain increased coastal damage because of more powerful storms, according to a new report by the Brookings Institute.

Taking the sunny view that Trump-loving areas in line for rising seas, brutal droughts, and other climate havoc are rational actors who might be convinced to support progressive notions of how to mitigate the dangers, the authors write that "the current gridlock might not be as permanent as it now seems".

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"I think something's happening".

"Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening", the NOAA tweet said, linking to a 2015 article on Climate.gov which explains that "warmer air temperatures fuel more evaporation, leading to a wetter atmosphere, which increases rain or snow totals". In fact, the National Climate Assessment, a landmark report released a year ago following a collaboration between more than a dozen federal agencies, shows that those trends are "higher for the Midwest than in any other region of the United States".

The president faced severe criticism online after he posted the tweet.

In December 2017, the president suggested that global warming doesn't exist - but, once again, thought it could help against the cold.

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