- From https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/wrong-again-the-weather-channel-calls-out-trumps-scientifically-illiterate-climate-change-take/#.WkalU6KfUf0.twitter
President Donald Trump drew eye rolls from across the scientific community this week when he suggested that climate change was a hoax because it happened to be cold outside.
2) Short-term #cold snaps will continue to occur in a warming climate.
3) 2017 will likely be a top three warmest year on record for the globe.
of Maine – Climate Change Institute) https://t.co/kzuugeXi80 pic.twitter.com/gueOsp4yvu The biggest error in the president’s logic, notes the Weather Channel, is that he doesn’t seem to understand the difference between the weather and the climate as a whole.
Marshall Shepherd, director of the University of Georgia’s atmospheric sciences program and former president of the American Meteorological Society, has said that ‘weather is your mood; climate is your personality,’ meaning a single weather event like a heat wave cannot be linked to climate, but long-term trends are better indicators of a changing climate.” In other words, it’s entirely possible for there to be cold weather on a warming planet, even as the Earth’s overall temperature rises.