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Donald Trump is now making an ignorant joke about people dying in this winter storm


President Donald Trump is a lot of things, but scientist is not one of them.  In fact, he clearly doesn’t even have a Junior High School level understanding of climate science, if his latest tweets are any indication.

Aside from jokingly brushing aside the danger and possible freezing deaths, the tweet illustrates complete ignorance about what “global warming” even is:

Trump seems to believe, as many ignorant conservatives do, that global warming means that temperatures are always warm.  In fact, global warming means extremes in temperatures, making the polar vortex in the Midwest support for the other side of the argument.  This is a good illustration of why “climate change” is a better term that “global warming” – people like our President can’t separate the word “warming” from it being warm outside.


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