Extreme cold wave? Donald Trump jokes that global warming may help

NASA provided a view from space on Thursday of the snow cover in the Northeast

NASA provided a view from space on Thursday of the snow cover in the Northeast

But that's little surprise, coming from a man who thinks something like "clean coal" can exist and that he has the "best words".

"In the east, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record", Trump wrote. So even if Trump were to read something that clarified lucidly all the things he got wrong in that tweet, he would probably still be blind to them.

For instance, there is his use of the term "global warming".

On Thursday, from his winter vacation at Mar-a-Lago, the President echoed a common talking point of climate change deniers: cold weather means it's not real. Instead, it is causing severe and rapid climate change, the likes the world has not seen before, except in times of catastrophe, such as asteroid strikes or volcanic eruptions at a global scale. Ergo, he this year pulled the USA out of the historic Paris Accord to combat climate change after he ranted against India and China. And in December 2013 he was in a "freezing" Los Angeles, prompting him to say "Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!"

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a meeting with congressional leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on November 28, 2017 in Washington, DC.

It has come just days after a Trump golf course in Ireland was given permission to build a sea wall to manage erosion, which the original application revealed was partially in response to climate change and rising sea levels.

Trump's tweets have caused an online backlash, with many Twitter users pointing out the difference between weather and climate.

NASA data shows 2016 was the hottest year on record. Weather refers to the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, whereas climate is how the atmosphere behaves over long periods of time.

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