As climate change is heating up Earth due to Global Warming, winters have started to warm faster than the summers. However, on the days when the temperature falls below freezing, many people start to wonder that if the planet is really getting warmer, why are the winters still so cold?
President Donald Trump is also among these people and he even stated, “In the beautiful Midwest, wind-chill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded,” On Twitter, he wrote, “In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”
The answer simply lies, as reported by the New York Times, in the difference between the local weather and climate. Climate usually refers to how the atmosphere is acting in a long time span. On the other hand, the weather is simply the description of what is going on a much shorter period of time. To put it more simply, one can think of climate as the sum of the long weather periods.
An easier understanding
In other words, by using an analogy that’d be appreciated by Trump, the weather is basically how much money is shoved in your pockets today while climate is your total net worth. A rich lad who left his wallet home isn’t poor, any more than someone who is in poverty but has suddenly got a bag of gold. The only thing that matter is what goes on for the long term. Even on days when it’s colder than the average where you reside, the entire world is frequently warmer than the average.
While the climate scientists are expecting the world could turn warm approximately 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the 21st century, they are not really expecting that would mean the end of winters altogether. There would still be the occurrence of record low temperatures but that would grow rarer over time.
Trump’s views on Global Warming
Trump who is known for repeatedly denying the science behind climate change, has acknowledged the threat wherever his properties are involved. His gold resort at Ireland is intending to establish two sea walls and one of its construction applications also cited the risk of global warming in it.
Trump has taken into the habit to air his climate skepticism on his Twitter handle and has posted more than 100 tweets on “global warming” and “climate change “since 2011. Before he became the President, he brushed off the threats of global warming by calling it a hoax and claimed the idea to be perpetuating by the Chinese. Wow! Now that’s what true intelligence is (*sarcasm*)!