The President posted a snarky tweet about the frigid temperatures on the East coast on Thursday, implying that the weather was a valid argument against climate change.
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
Scientists are nearly unanimous in stating that day-to-day weather is not reflective of the ongoing damage to our planet's ecosystems that we refer to as "climate change." Many people said as much in response to the president's tweet, though Guadagnino might have summed it up best of all, saying that the weather had to do with "jet streams and s--- like that."
I think climate change is more complex than global warming will make it hotter. It has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions,ocean patterns, jet streams and shit like that— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) December 29, 2017
Guadagnino's tweet has nearly 41,000 likes and over 7,000 retweets at the time of this writing. The replies range from praise to threats, as Americans remain deeply divided over this urgent issue.
The Jersey Shore star wasn't the only one set off by the president's tweet. As usual, a slew of articles came out, compiling years of data and research to show how climate change is an direct result of human civilization and an imminent threat to our survival as a species.
The New York Times reported the consensus among many climate specialists that the planet's average climate will rise between two and seven degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. While that change might not feel like a cataclysm to the average human on the street every day, it would represent a catastrophic shift for the ice caps, the oceans, and many other ecosystems.
The result would be an extinction-level crisis for the entire planet.
For his part, Guadagnino became agitated when followers questioned his credibility in correcting the president. He seemed to resent the idea that his reality TV antics are a marker of his overall intelligence.
Per my last tweet about global warming and ppl saying it’s bad when someone from “jersey shore” educates the president etc.I get the joke but why does having a summer shore house automatically make u stupid?No smart ppl ever partied with friends on weekends?— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) December 29, 2017