'Bundle Up!': Trump Mocks Paris Climate Accord as His Hometown Freezes

Donald Trump's comments on climate change would be funny if his actions weren't so serious

President Donald Trump says the East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitter cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend.

But there's a big difference between weather and climate, scientists say: Weather happens in the short term, while global climate systems influence weather over longer time scales.

With bitterly cold temperatures gripping much of the US, President Trump has returned to a familiar theme: Mocking global warming.

Trump, not known for his fondness for fighting or even belief in the phenomenon of climate change, took to his favourite medium of communication - Twitter - to post his idea on beating winter cold.

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Trump has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change science, calling global warming a "hoax" created by the Chinese to damage American industry.

However, parts of Alaska and western Canada often see drastically low temperatures this time of year. Within seconds, those who oppose the president made sure to hit back. Naturally many were quick to point out the utter stupidity of what he wrote, that just because it's cold now doesn't mean climate change isn't real.

In response to Donald Trump's tweet in mockery of global warming, the opposition was on fire.

"THAT'S NOT WHAT THAT MEANS!" another tweet read. "Therefore it is possible, if not likely that this weeks record cold is related to Global Warming", a follow-up tweet noted. "Do you even know what climate is?!" an additional tweet stated. The negative reaction continued as Donald Trump's attempt at trolling appeared to backfire.

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