Cold weather is currently gripping several American northern states including New York with future temperatures only expected to reach a high of 22 degrees Fahrenheit or -5.5 Celsius during New Year’s Eve on Sunday.
President Trump tweeted a mocking tweet on Thursday and wrote that in the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record and perhaps the U.S. could use a little bit of “good old Global Warming” that our country, but not other countries was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against.
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
President Trump was referring to the historic 2015 Paris Climate accord that all major countries except the U.S. has adopted.
In June 2017 President Trump decided to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord which former U.S. President Obama signed that aims to lower greenhouse emissions and keep the global temperature rise over this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and preferably to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
During President Trump’s June 1st speech in which he spoke about exiting the U.S. from the Paris Accord, he quoted negative data from a conservative group called the National Economic Research Associates and briefly outlined the reasons for his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord.
President Trump claimed the Paris Climate Accord undermines the U.S. economy, costs U.S. jobs, and later criticized the practice of a developed country like the U.S. sending billions of dollars to other developing countries to help fund projects related to environmental issues, even though the U.S. is the 2nd largest carbon emitter in the world behind China and per capita the U.S. emitted more greenhouse gasses than China and India.
In President Trump’s tweet yesterday, he falsely claimed that the U.S. was going to pay “trillions of dollars” which far exceeds the 3 billion Paris Accord pledge the U.S. made under the Obama administration of which $1 billion was delivered.
The trillion dollar figure President Trump tweeted about yesterday might be about an estimated shrinking of the U.S. economy by $2.5 trillion over 20 years from the Paris accord which comes from a conservative think tank.
November 2017, a Warm Month For The Globe
According to NASA, November 2017 was the third warmest November on record in 137 years of record keeping.
The last three Novembers: 2015, 2016, and 2017 are also the three warmest in the entire modern record.
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