And - oops! - researchers expect that climate change could even contribute to brutal snowstorms like the one Trump tweeted about. "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted. He also spelled global warming as "Global Waming" giving enough hint that his past goofups with spellings haven't yet taught him a lesson. Trump continued. "Please come back fast, we need you!"
"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.
As the Associated Press reported, "weather refers to the atmospheric conditions during a shorter period, while climate is a longer view of weather patterns". According to almost every scientist, these extreme weather conditions are an effect of global climate change. Government scientists have recognized the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions since at least the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.
But Twitter, being Twitter, has not been easy on Trump for this post that adds to his ever-growing list of freaky tweets.
County-by-county breakdown of how climate change will play out economically Brookings Institute
One user, who described himself a Trump supporter, said climate change was a "massive hoax started by China to deindustrialize America!"
"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record". He noted the record heat now in Australia.
However, the extremely cold weather was expected to last a few days. "I'm a meteorologist, and we have proof of this". Or, to use an analogy Trump might appreciate, weather is how much money you have in your pocket today, whereas climate is your net worth. Or even better, give the pseudoscience a break and tweet about your own administration's climate report instead! And the United States president seems to have made this rather weird request for better living conditions for the region - despite the United Nations labelling climate change a "defining issue of our time". "Yes, our climate is still changing", and linked to a blog post explaining how that could be and what a polar vortex is.
That can send cold air south, leaving a warm Arctic behind, writes Jennifer Frances, a visiting professor at Rutgers University.
Snow warning issued for Tuesday and Wednesday in Preston
People are being told to take extra precautions on journeys across the county and to be aware of possible power cuts. Snow and ice warnings have been issued for England and Wales by the Met Office.
Houston officers injured in shooting; 2 suspects dead, according to police
The suspects were reportedly barricaded inside a house and police have been using a robot to secure the scene. Five officers were injured, four were struck by gunfire and two are now undergoing surgery.
Shutdown over Trump's border wall cost the United States economy $11bn: CBO
More significant effects will be felt by individual businesses and workers, particularly those who went without pay. About 800,000 federal workers were furloughed or required to work without pay during the historic shutdown.