WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the East Coast “might use a bit little bit of that good outdated World Warming” as bitterly chilly temperatures are anticipated to freeze massive swaths of the nation this vacation weekend.
Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday, “Within the East, it could possibly be the COLDEST New Yr’s Eve on file.” He added: “Maybe we might use a bit little bit of that good outdated World Warming that our Nation, however not different nations, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to guard towards. Bundle up!”
The president didn’t acknowledge the distinction between the climate and the local weather. Climate refers back to the atmospheric situations 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 international warming a “hoax” created by the Chinese language to break American trade.
He introduced earlier this yr his intention to tug out of the landmark Paris local weather settlement aimed toward curbing greenhouse gasoline manufacturing. The accord set targets for slowing the speed of local weather change by lowering the emissions that contribute to melting Arctic ice, rising 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 monitor to change into the most popular yr on file apart from these impacted by the El Niño phenomenon, which might contribute to greater temperatures.
Final yr set a file for Earth’s common international temperature.
In an impromptu interview with The New York Instances Thursday at his golf membership in West Palm Seashore, 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 throughout the marketing campaign. Trump additionally advised the Instances he wasn’t fearful in regards to the uncertainty regarding when the Mueller investigation could be 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.”