President Trump mocked the science behind climate change in a tweet Thursday night that claimed the frigid East Coast could actually use more global warming.
“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump noted about the freezing temperatures in New York and other cities.
“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!”
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 weather forecasts for New York City have temperatures expected to be below freezing into the New Year.
Also in the tweet, the president was apparently referring to the non-binding Paris Accord — which his administration said the US was pulling out of earlier this year.
Trump’s claim that the agreement will cost “TRILLIONS” apparently comes from a conservative Heritage Foundation. Their estimate was $2.5 trillion over a 20-year period.
However, another estimate called the cost “modest” and added that delaying any action would actually cost the US more money in the long run.
Climate Change played a big role on the election of Trump and his policies versus those of the world. Former president Obama was a darling of the world for his acceptance of the climate change agenda.
Many major media have pointed at climate change as the biggest undoing of Trump in the international stage and something that might propel the Pope to the position.
Trump’s mockery of climate change could only but enrage the people behind it. Maybe it’s time for the Pope to lead the world.