It is cold in New York City today. Why? No one knows! I know what you’re thinking: I know. No, you don’t. Yes, I do. No, you don’t. Yes, I do. It is cold because it’s mid-October, and sometimes in mid-October it is cold in the northeastern United States.
Sorry, Doctor Science, you are wrong. It is cold because global warming is a lie.
It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2015
Ha ha ha. Global warming? More like global lie made up by Hillary Clinton and George Soros!
Never mind that 2015 will probably be Earth’s hottest year on record. Global warming is clearly not a thing because if it were it would not be cold in New York City in mid-October. That is what Donald Trump is saying.
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has taken winter as evidence that global warming is not real.
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014
Chris Mooney tackled this subject last year in a blog post aptly titled “Dear Donald Trump: Winter Does Not Disprove Global Warming”:
1. Statements about climate trends must be based on, er, trends. Not individual events or occurrences. Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics.
2. Global warming is actually expected to increase “heavy precipitation in winter storms,” and for the northern hemisphere, there is evidence that these storms are already more frequent and intense, according to the draft US National Climate Assessment.
When it’s winter on Earth, it’s also summer on Earth…somewhere else.
Have a nice day.