Donald Trump Inaccuracy One Degree Celsius Above Normal
Three weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that global warming couldn’t possibly be real, because New York City was about to receive a “major freeze” that would be “weeks ahead of normal”. Actually, a freeze would have been just about a week ahead of the average first freeze date for New York City, well within normal range. But, there was no freeze.
There hasn’t been any frost for New York City since, either, and it’s now 13 days after the date of the average first freeze. There isn’t any frost forecast for the next 9 days either, taking us to nearly a month after Donald Trump forecast that Frostageddon was about to devastate the Tri-State Area. For the foreseeable future, there won’t even be a temperature within less than 10 degrees of a mild frost.
While Donald Trump’s unscientific pronouncements of global cooling didn’t play out, two other announcements coming today from actual scientists tell a very different story from Trump’s – one more in accord with his city’s lack of frost. The World Meteorological Organization announced that greenhouse gases have hit a new all time high. The United Kingdom’s Met Office has also announced that the annual global temperature is 1 degree centigrade above the 1850 to 1900 average for the very first time in 2015, and with just a few weeks left in the year, that’s unlikely to change.
Donald Trump has moved on to more substantive issues, though. Currently, he’s bragging that his appearance on Saturday Night Live had higher reviews than when Miley Cyrus was on the show.