Global warming hasn't gone away despite cold

Posted February 02, 2019

"In a warming world, you're still going to have unusually hot and unusually cold events happening in a particular part of the world", said Berkeley Earth climate scientist Zeke Hausfather.

Inevitably, when the weather turns brutally cold, someone will ask, "What happened to global warming?". "We get it, winter is coming".

US President Donald Trump on Monday asked global "waming" to make a return for "beautiful Midwest" in the country, which is now experiencing chilling weather conditions, reports ANI.

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The NOAA was one of many critics of the President's misinformed statement, tweeting a delightful illustration and a link to one of the agency's 2015 articles explaining how "Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening". People can't last outside even for minutes. "Please come back fast, we need you!" he added, apparently joking.

"This is simply an extreme weather event and not representative of global scale temperature trends", said Northern Illinois University climate scientist Victor Gensini, who is in the midst of some of the worst subfreezing cold. I think we give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's actually dumb. Before his presidency, he called climate change a hoax and claimed the idea was perpetuated by the Chinese.

The concern with climate change is that human activities such as fossil fuel-burning are putting so-called greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to an extent that heat that typically escapes is held in place, causing temperatures to rise globally over the long term.

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"We are definitely not the only weather game in town", he said.

Twitter users were quick to school Trump on his latest tweet. The Arctic air, with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. "But it could very well go back, you know, we're talkin' about over a millions [of years, ]" Trump said in an interview with CBS reporter Lesley Stahl in October 2018. I tell ya, I'm gonna say it.

While many were kind enough to explain to the leader of the free world that climate and weather aren't the same thing (see: National Geographic's Why cold weather doesn't mean climate change is fake), others just mocked him and his misspelling, "global waming".

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The study used "county-by-county statistics" to compute "climate-change vulnerabilities" including agricultural yields, mortality, coastal damage and risk to labor.