Trump Just Used Normal Winter Weather To Undermine The Science Behind Climate Change

Whenever heavy snow falls or low temperature records are broken, climate change deniers cite those events to further their political talking points. Trump, who has called climate change a hoax manufactured by the Chinese, routinely expresses his wishes for “a big fat dose of global warming” during cold weather.
The Trump White House is staffed with some of the most high-profile climate change deniers in American politics ― including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ― who have quickly worked to dismantle parts of former President Barack Obama’s vast climate legacy.
Trump’s message on Thursday also appeared to reference his decision earlier this year to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate accord ― though his tweet inaccurately represented the amount of money the U.S. government had pledged to contribute to the pact.
Under the deal, the U.S. had promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 compared to 2005 levels, and had committed $3 billion ― not “trillions of dollars” ― in aid to the Green Climate Fund, which helps poorer countries adapt to climate change.
It’s unclear where Trump’s figure comes from, but some agencies have said the world stands to gain trillions in economic growth under the terms of the deal, rather than take a financial hit.
  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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