When an average 18-year-old Indian schooled Donald Trump on climate change

US President Donald Trump has incited yet another Twitter frenzy over a misinformed tweet on climate change.

Published: 25th November 2018 07:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2018 07:33 PM   |  A+A-

US President Donald Trump (File | AP)

By Online Desk

Astha Sarmah, 18, from Jorhat, Assam went viral and how!  Her reply to President Donald Trump on Twitter explaining the difference between weather and climate has so far garnered over 17,000 likes with more than 3000 users retweeting her. 

The president of the United States of America seemingly managed to confuse weather and climate in a truly awful take on global warming.

He had tweeted about record cold temperatures over Thanksgiving, adding, 'Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

To this Sarmah fired back by saying, 'I am 54 years younger than you. I just finished high school with average marks. But even I can tell you that WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE' 

While many praised the teenager calling her "hope of the future'' and some even offering her an internship to study the effects of climate change on the Arabian sea, Sarmah did receive backlash for her tweet.
Several haters argued that Trump talking about weather did amount to a discussion on climate, but the temperature on a single day, even when observed over time, cannot be compared to global warming. 

This is not the first time Trump has released a baffling tweet on a crucial topic like climate change. Last year he appeared to be confused over news that it could be the coldest New Year’s on record, tweeting that the country could use a little bit of global warming.


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  • D Suresh

    Local cooling and local warming can be part of 'climate-change' patterns. Why was it termed 'global warming' initially?
    3 years ago reply
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