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Yes, it is damn cold, but that does not mean climate change is not happening

I live in Wisconsin. It has been known to get cold here. The temperature above is real, and doesn’t include windchill. When I grabbed this screen capture, there was a difference of 96 degrees Fahrenheit between the temperature outside of my house and the temperature inside it. The air actually hurts your face in just seconds when it is this cold. Of course, to the scientifically illiterate, e.g., Individual 1 and his sycophants, because it is cold in Midwest, our climate cannot possibly be changing. 


In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019

Good lord, is that man an idiot. One, I am willing to bet the only time in his life he was ever in the Midwest was when he was campaigning here. And two, it is not minus 60. Maybe with a strong wind gust we will hit that in windchill, but we are a hardy sort and can handle it. Three, the reality is that climate is changing. On Saturday, the temperature here will reach a high of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and low of 37 degrees. The predicted temp for Sunday, when you will be reading this? About the same as Saturday. What does that prove in regard to climate change? Absolutely nothing; however, it does mean I will be wearing shorts and having a barbecue over the weekend. 

The same day that Individual 1 tweeted his climate change ignorance, the University of Wisconsin Center for Limnology released a research study conducted by an international team of researchers and co-authored by John Magnuson, emeritus director of the center. This study shows that lakes in the Northern Hemisphere that normally freeze over in the winter show a trend that could have them experiencing some ice-free winters in the near future, with the possibility of there being no ice on them in the winter by the end of the century