Friday, November 25, 2016
Donald Trump's First 100 Days (AM Edition): "The problem with Donald Trump's stance on global warming"
Is there reason to doubt climate change because some of the nation’s hottest days happened in 1898, as President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times in an interview Tuesday?
In an exchange with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and staff about climate change on Tuesday (Nov. 22), Trump said, “I have an open mind to it,” but later added, “You know the hottest day ever was in 1890-something, 98. You know, you can make lots of cases for different views.”
However, it’s misleading to single out a weather event — such as a particularly hot day in 1898 — as evidence for or against climate change, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service (NOS). [The Reality of Climate Change: 10 Myths Busted]
“Weather is what you see outside on any particular day,” the NOS reports. “So, for example, it may be 75 degrees and sunny or it could be 20 degrees with heavy snow.”
In contrast, climate is an average of weather over time. “For example, you can expect snow in the Northeast in January, or for it to be hot and humid in the Southeast in July,” the NOS said. Read More
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Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 12:35 PM