Trump Calls for ‘Good Old Global Warming’

President Donald Trump called for “global warming” on Thursday because it is cold in the northeastern United States. “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!” The tweet is in apparent reference to the Paris Agreement, a massive climate pact from which Trump withdrew earlier this year. Trump has previously expressed skepticism about the existence of climate change, a view that puts him at overwhelming odds with the scientific community, as well as his own administration’s researchers. Last month, government scientists released a climate change study forecasting devastating changes to weather patterns as the result of human activity. “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,” the report reads. “For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”