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CNN: Fact checking Trump's snowstorm tweet
CNN ^ | February 11, 2019 | by Holmes Lybrand (D-CNN)

Posted on 02/12/2019 8:26:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

During Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 2020 announcement speech in the midst of a snowstorm in Minneapolis Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted out a jab toward the senator's statements on global warming.

"Well, it happened again," Trump tweeted, "Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!"

The President has used this sort of rhetoric many, many times during his time in office, suggesting that cold weather somehow disproves the scientific evidence that the planet is warming. But it doesn't quite work that way.

First of all, Trump is conflating two things: weather and global climate. To put it simply, weather is the day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, while climate is the weather over the long run in a particular region.

While a snowstorm in Minneapolis in early February is pretty unremarkable, the President has previously pointed to record colds in certain regions as evidence against global warming.

Some scientists, however, believe that it's because of warming that we see more extreme colds as well.

So while we need more research to determine if global warming is causing colder temperatures in some areas in the US, what is clear is that the mere presence of a Minnesota snowstorm in February is not evidence that global warming doesn't exist.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bias; fakenews; idiots; journalism; media; snowstorm; tds; trumpmedia
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1 posted on 02/12/2019 8:26:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the only one not wearing a head or ear cover is...?


2 posted on 02/12/2019 8:28:13 AM PST by stylin19a (2016 - Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They should fact check a Wiley Coyote cartoon.


3 posted on 02/12/2019 8:29:08 AM PST by tje
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But...but I thought by now snow would be a “distant memory” and that our children would wonder what snow is. Also, weren’t all the icecaps supposed to be melted by now and all the polar bears dead?


4 posted on 02/12/2019 8:29:11 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Global Warming Leftist’s: Dumber Than A Stick.


5 posted on 02/12/2019 8:30:56 AM PST by gathersnomoss (Grace and Dignity Will Win The Day.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
To put it simply, weather is the day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, while climate is the weather over the long run in a particular region.

Sounds to me like they just admitted that all these "monster" and "named" storms have nothing to do with "global warming". Oops. Thank you CNN. Changes in day to day temperatures are also do to changes in atmospheric conditions. Wow. CNN is catching on.

6 posted on 02/12/2019 8:31:22 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: SamAdams76

Rush is right, libs have zero sense of humor.


7 posted on 02/12/2019 8:31:24 AM PST by PSUGOP
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So while we need more research to determine if global warming is causing colder temperatures in some areas in the US, what is clear is that the mere presence of a Minnesota snowstorm in February is not evidence that global warming doesn't exist.

If it's cold, that's the weather.

If it's hot, that's the climate.

8 posted on 02/12/2019 8:31:41 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s to fact check here? Was it snowing, or wasn’t it?


9 posted on 02/12/2019 8:31:52 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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conflating two things: weather and global climate.

They started it. They attribute every bit of warm weather to Global Warming.

Turn about is fair play.

10 posted on 02/12/2019 8:32:04 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Holding a rally outdoors in a snowstorm, without any backup indoor venue at the ready, really speaks to her abilities for planning and to lead our country.


11 posted on 02/12/2019 8:32:10 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anyone with a functional brain understands the difference bewteen weather and climate. Just as they understand that the climate has been changing since time immemorial and without regard for the actions of mankind.

That’s it. Settled science in one sentence.


12 posted on 02/12/2019 8:32:17 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Some scientists, however, believe....” That’s all you need to know. Oh, except that scientists that don’t “believe” are ostracized.


13 posted on 02/12/2019 8:33:36 AM PST by robel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Some scientists, however, believe that it's because of warming that we see more extreme colds as well. "

That's called fact checking? "Some" scientists believe....?
14 posted on 02/12/2019 8:34:02 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
To put it simply, weather is the day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, while climate is the weather over the long run in a particular region.

And when none of your "long run" predictions come true, we can laugh at you for repeating the warnings, right? I seem to recall extreme cold wasn't part of the plan... we were supposed to see an end to snow. Since there's still snow, it must be part of global warming!

Anyone who believes this crap is just stupid.

15 posted on 02/12/2019 8:36:09 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We will have glaciers reaching the base of the Space Needle before the warmistas around here will admit that “global warming” is no longer “settled science”.


16 posted on 02/12/2019 8:36:59 AM PST by fireman15
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

COLD = weather
HEAT= climate

In Winter we say climate change, in summer we say glabal warming.


17 posted on 02/12/2019 8:37:00 AM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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:: To put it simply, weather is the day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, while climate is the weather over the long run in a particular region. ::

So, no, scientists don’t claim to be able to control the weather. That’s superstition.

We dream big; politicians think about controlling the global climate.

My tagline.


18 posted on 02/12/2019 8:37:02 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
First of all, Trump is conflating two things: weather and global climate. To put it simply, weather is the day-to-day changes in atmospheric conditions, while climate is the weather over the long run in a particular region.

And yet, whenever there is a hurricane, tornado, drought, wildfire, etc.; the Democrats and the media announce that they are proof positive of anthropogenic global warming.

Funny how that works.
19 posted on 02/12/2019 8:38:19 AM PST by yuleeyahoo (The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Hamilton)
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To: Steely Tom

:: causing colder temperatures in some areas in the US ::

Just the US?
Yes...so the people must pay more money to correct it.


20 posted on 02/12/2019 8:38:43 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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