Trump Mocks Global Warming as Temps Sink: 'Please Come Back'

Trump mocks global warming in tweet amid Midwest chill

"In coming days, expected to get even colder", Trump wrote on Twitter Monday night.

Some forecasts show parts of IL and Minnesota could reach a wind chill of -60 degrees Fahrenheit - as cold as Antarctica.

The US President called for "Global Waming (sic)" to return and combat the cold conditions.

Though he claimed global warming was necessary to fight off the frigid temperatures, in actuality, it's part of what is causing the record-breaking cold weather. "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make USA manufacturing non-competitive", Trump had tweeted in 2012.

If you cared about facts, you would know that climate change doesn't only cause temperatures to increase.

CNN has also previously noted that, according to climate scientists, linking temperatures in a certain location to the existence of global warming is an entirely inaccurate way to view global warming. "And in fact, "Global Waming" is making these extreme cold outbreaks more rare, exactly as we expected", said Grist staff writer Eric Holthaus.

Although the Republican president's tweet was liked 51k times, it also left his critics irked and they slammed him for not knowing the difference between climate and weather.

The Climate Reality Project, launched by former Vice President Al Gore, tweeted: "Yes, it's cold".

Key climate change report from Trump's own administration: "Increases in temperatures during the growing season in the Midwest are projected to be the largest contributing factor to declines in the productivity of US agriculture".

United Nations' World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas warned in 2018 that temperatures are predicted to rise up to 9 degrees by the end of the century.

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