WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit little bit of that good outdated Global Warming” as bitterly chilly temperatures are anticipated to freeze massive swaths of the nation this vacation weekend.
Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday, “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on document.” He added: “Perhaps we could use a little bit little bit of that good outdated Global Warming that our Country, however not different international locations, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to guard in opposition to. Bundle up!”
The president didn’t acknowledge the distinction between the climate and the local weather. Weather refers back to the atmospheric circumstances throughout a shorter interval, whereas local weather is an extended view of climate patterns.
Trump has repeatedly expressed skepticism about local weather change science, calling world warming a “hoax” created by the Chinese to wreck American trade.
He introduced earlier this yr his intention to drag out of the landmark Paris local weather settlement geared toward curbing greenhouse gasoline manufacturing. The accord set objectives for slowing the speed of local weather change by lowering the emissions that contribute to melting Arctic ice, growing sea ranges and altering climate patterns throughout the globe.
The U.N.’s climate and local weather company stated final month that 2017 was on observe to develop into the most well liked yr on document apart from these impacted by the El Niño phenomenon, which may contribute to greater temperatures.
Last yr set a document for Earth’s common world temperature.
In an impromptu interview with The New York Times Thursday at his golf membership in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump stated he thinks particular counsel Robert Mueller is “going to be truthful” with respect to Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling within the U.S. presidential election final yr and alleged ties between Trump marketing campaign associates and Russia.
Trump stated “all people is aware of” his individuals didn’t collude with Russians, insisting the “actual tales” contain Democrats and their relationship with Russians through the marketing campaign. Trump additionally informed the Times he wasn’t frightened in regards to the uncertainty regarding when the Mueller investigation is perhaps concluded.
Of the Mueller probe, he stated it makes America “look very unhealthy, and it places the nation in a really unhealthy place.”
“So the earlier it is labored out, the higher it’s for the nation.”