President Donald Trump questioned the veracity of a global warming phenomenon — particularly in light of an impending cold weather blast across the Northeastern U.S. — in a Wednesday tweet.
Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2018
Trump referenced the expected near-zero temperatures across the Northeastern U.S., which will likely set records for some of the coldest on record. Wind-chill effects are expected to drop temperatures even lower in major cities like New York and Boston.
“People spending time outdoors during Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday may face some of the coldest conditions on record in the northeastern United States for late November,” Accuweather warned Wednesday, adding “not only will people attending or participating in parades be at risk for hypothermia and frostbite, but also those people attending traditional Thanksgiving Day football games in the region.
“The cold air for Thanksgiving originated over Siberia about a week ago, moved over the Arctic Ocean, and is now being forced south toward us via a large dip south in the jet stream,” USAToday noted.
The president has long cast doubt on global warming and climate change during extreme cold weather events:
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
It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2015