"Please come back fast, we need you!", Trump tweeted.
Donald Trump, who is still president of the United States, has once again questioned global warming in a tweet, this time while Australia and New Zealand sizzle in record-breaking temperatures.
Late Monday, Trump tweeted about the brutal and risky wind chills hitting the middle of the country, and even asked global "waming" (sic) to "please come back fast".
"In the attractive Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded", the president tweeted. In coming days, expected to get even colder.More news: Murray undergoes hip surgery in London
These distinctions help explain why many scientists and scientific organizations like NASA refer to "climate change" rather than "global warming". "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted.
In response to an inquiry from ABC News, however, NOAA's Director of Public Affairs Monica Allen disputed that the tweet was meant to send a message to Trump.
The Earth as a whole - and it is global warming, not USA warming - on Tuesday is 0.54 degrees (0.3 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1979 to 2000 average and 1.6 degrees warmer than it was on average about 100 years ago, according to data from the University of Maine's Climate Reanalyzer and NASA.
"As to whether or not it's man-made and whether or not the effects that you're talking about are there, I don't see it", he added.
"I think something's happening". Because the Earth's climate is changing so rapidly, the environment is prone to extreme weather events, including these uncharacteristically cold winters.More news: Justin Rose claims 10th PGA Tour victory
Although the Republican president's tweet was liked 51k times, it also left his critics irked and they slammed him for not knowing the difference between climate and weather.
"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record".
Trump has also pulled out of the Paris Agreement that aims to combat climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
The study's authors point out that while climate change is a major issue for people in blue states, the heaviest toll will be paid by people in red states, which the authors argue could be used to broker political compromise.More news: Gillibrand: Kamala Harris Would Be ‘An Amazing President’