"In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can't last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!"Chris Cillizza, a CNN commentator, took the President to task in a column in which he interviewed James Samenow, meteorologist and Washington Post weather editor, who explained that weather (short
term) doesn't equal climate (long term). Therefore, the CNN headline with the story declares the President's tweet to be "utter idiocy."
No doubt Trump is wrong in equating weather with climate. But perhaps (and I'm not sure he's smart enough to do so) the President is using his tweet to make a larger point by pointing out the hypocrisy of alarmists who are constantly doing just that - using weather as proof of
Indeed those who spout the man is causing dangerous
What is wrong for the goose is wrong for the gander. The climate changes over thousands if not tens or even hundreds of thousands of years. Weather events do not prove the climate is changing or not changing. (And those weather events certainly do not prove that man is the cause of any change or that a warmer climate is a bad thing for mankind.)
It is as wrong for alarmists to use weather events to advance their theory as it is for skeptics to do exactly the same thing. It's called hypocrisy.