The day after President Trump published a cheep Which suggests that extreme cold temperatures in the Midwest call into question the existence of global warming, the climate service for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tweeted a caricature The explanation for warming the oceans results in a more extreme winter climate.
"In the beautiful Midwest, the wind breeze temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest recorded.In the coming days, it is expected to cool even more.People can not last out for even a few minutes What the hell is going on with Global Waming? [SIC] Please, come back quickly, we need you! ", Wrote Mr. Trump.
Meteorologists say that millions of people in the Midwest and the Great Lakes will see a record break chills of wind from 40 to 65 degrees below zero this week because of a "polar vortex." And global warming may be playing a direct role in this: there is a theory that areas near the North Pole are heated more than twice as fast as the rest of the globe, weaken the polar vortex and displace mbades of cold air from the south to Europe. Asia and the United States.
"Winter storms do not prove that global warming is not happening," said the NOAA tweet, which is linked to a 2015 article in Climate.gov that explains that "warmer air temperatures cause more evaporation, which It leads to a more humid atmosphere, which increases the rainfall or snow totals. " The tweet also included a descriptive caricature of the 2015 article.
In a statement to CBS News, NOAA said the tweet was not made in response to Mr. Trump, but was "something that NOAA routinely exposes when we have an extreme cold reaction like now."
Mr. Trump has repeatedly stated on Twitter that global warming is a "hoax". In 2012, he tweeted Global warming was created "by and for the Chinese so that the manufacture of the United States is not competitive". Although he later said he was kidding, he continued to refer to climate change as a hoax through the presidential campaign. One of his first actions as president was to announce the withdrawal of the Paris Climate Agreement, a global agreement to mitigate climate change.
However, global climate change, climate warming due to human activities, has been accepted almost universally by scientists. There is even a page on the NASA website that provides evidence and consensus on the reality of climate change. Many of the states that are likely to see disproportionate negative effects in the coming years are some that supported Mr. Trump in 2016, such as Florida and Texas, as well as others in the Southeast, which may suffer greater coastal damage due to more powerful storms. a new report from the Brookings Institute.
The report found that "the deaths caused by the weather will affect the southwest, as coastal storms and sea level problems hit the southeast, Florida and the Gulf Coast."
And still, some democratically trend states could see an economic benefit from global warming, with a longer growing season that increases agricultural yields, according to the report.
Jeff Berardelli contributed to this report.