Donald Trump, who has been known to make tweets when it snows claiming that it disproves global warming, had more incredibly stupid things to say on the subject in an interview with Sarah Palin sycophant Kevin Scholla’s radio show (which, I kid you not, is called the Palin Update).
Great, so you’ll be happy to point you to the climatological research you’ve done that supports your beliefs, right? I didn’t think so. It’s always quite absurd to hear someone who knows absolutely nothing about this subject spout off about it and claim that nearly every climatologist in the world is wrong. It’s the Dunning-Kruger effect on full display, delivered with the kind of total confidence that can only be pulled off by the dangerously ignorant.
“The real climate change is going to be nuclear climate change if we’re not smart and tough and very, very careful because that’s a big danger and that’s a real danger,” Trump said. “I think Obama just said that the biggest threat that we have on the planet today is climate change, and a lot of people are saying, did he really say that? We have people chopping off heads and he’s talking about climate change. I call it weather. I call it weather. You know, the weather changes.”
Trump continued his explanation by ranting about weather forecasts on the news: “You look back and they were calling it global cooling and global warming and global everything, but if you look back and the biggest tornados were in the 1890s, the biggest hurricanes were in the 1860s and 1870s. It’s weather. You’re going to have bad weather. So often I watch the evening newscasts and every time there is a rainstorm some place, and then they wonder why they don’t do well, they say, ‘It’s raining here and it’s raining there,’ usually leading the program. I call it weather. Maybe there’s a little bit of change, I don’t happen to believe it’s manmade.”
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