‘Average’ high school graduate roasts Donald Trump on difference between climate change and weather

An 18-year-old from India who graduated high school with self-described ‘average marks’ went viral with a tweet schooling President Donald Trump on the difference between weather and climate.

Trump, 72, tweeted on Wednesday about record cold temperatures striking the US on a single day, followed by a phrase implying that such an occurrence disproves global warming.

Astha Sarmah from the city of Jorhat in the state of Assam responded throwing so much shade at the US Commander in Chief, that her tweet was liked almost 15,000 times and retweeted more than 3,000 times.

Experts also weighed in, with one climate scientist calling the president ‘a dangerous clown’ for his remarks.

Astha Sarmah, an 18-year-old from India who graduated high school with self-described 'average marks' went viral with a tweet schooling President Donald Trump (pictured) on the difference between weather and climate

Astha Sarmah, an 18-year-old from India who graduated high school with self-described 'average marks' went viral with a tweet schooling President Donald Trump (pictured) on the difference between weather and climate

Astha Sarmah, 18 (pictured), was responding to a tweet by Trump about record cold temperatures striking the US on a single day, followed by a phrase implying that such an occurrence disproves global warming

Astha Sarmah, 18 (pictured), was responding to a tweet by Trump about record cold temperatures striking the US on a single day, followed by a phrase implying that such an occurrence disproves global warming

Astha Sarmah (right), an 18-year-old from India who graduated high school with self-described ‘average marks’ went viral with a tweet schooling President Donald Trump (left) on the difference between weather and climate

Trump’s tweet, which was liked nearly 110,000 times and retweeted close to 28,000 times, read: 

‘Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?’

When Sarmah read that, she fired back, writing: 

‘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. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything.’

Trump's tweet, which was liked nearly 110,000 times and retweeted close to 28,000 times, read: 'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

Trump's tweet, which was liked nearly 110,000 times and retweeted close to 28,000 times, read: 'Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?'

Trump’s tweet, which was liked nearly 110,000 times and retweeted close to 28,000 times, read: ‘Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?’

Sarmah fired back, writing: '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. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything'

Sarmah fired back, writing: '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. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything'

Sarmah fired back, writing: ‘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. If you want help understanding that, I can lend you my encyclopedia from when I was in 2nd grade. It has pictures and everything’

Sarmah was pointing out to the president that the temperature on a single day cannot be compared to global warming, which is defined by Dictionary.com as, ‘an increase in the Earth’s average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.’ 

Climate, itself, is defined as, ‘the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.’

NASA has helped break the interplay between these concepts down on an even more basic level.

‘In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space,’ the website for the federal agency reads.

‘An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.’

Global warming, therefore, is just one indicator of climate change, which is defined by Dictionary.com as, ‘a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature.’

There are many observable changes to the Earth's climate, resulting from globally increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, as illustrated in this chart from the US Global Change Research Program's Fourth National Climate Assessment , Volume II, published in 2018

There are many observable changes to the Earth's climate, resulting from globally increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, as illustrated in this chart from the US Global Change Research Program's Fourth National Climate Assessment , Volume II, published in 2018

There are many observable changes to the Earth’s climate, resulting from globally increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, as illustrated in this chart from the US Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment , Volume II, published in 2018

High temperature extremes and heavy precipitation events are increasing,' the summary of the report reads, supported by data displayed in the above charts

High temperature extremes and heavy precipitation events are increasing,' the summary of the report reads, supported by data displayed in the above charts

High temperature extremes and heavy precipitation events are increasing,’ the summary of the report reads, supported by data displayed in the above charts

There are many other observable changes to the Earth’s climate, resulting from globally increasing greenhouse gas concentrations.

Those changes have been explained by the US Global Change Research Program’s Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II, which was released ahead of schedule on Friday, as follows:

‘High temperature extremes and heavy precipitation events are increasing. Glaciers and snow cover are shrinking, and sea ice is retreating. Seas are warming, rising, and becoming more acidic, and marine species are moving to new locations toward cooler waters. Flooding is becoming more frequent along the US coastline. Growing seasons are lengthening, and wildfires are increasing. These and many other changes are clear signs of a warming world.’

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The report is mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990 to be delivered to Congress and the president every four years.

'Growing seasons are lengthening, and wildfires are increasing,' the report summary read

'Growing seasons are lengthening, and wildfires are increasing,' the report summary read

‘Growing seasons are lengthening, and wildfires are increasing,’ the report summary read

'Seas are warming, rising, and becoming more acidic, and marine species are moving to new locations toward cooler waters,' the summary of the report read

'Seas are warming, rising, and becoming more acidic, and marine species are moving to new locations toward cooler waters,' the summary of the report read

‘Seas are warming, rising, and becoming more acidic, and marine species are moving to new locations toward cooler waters,’ the summary of the report read

Former Vice President Al Gore also lashed out at the Trump administration accusing the president of seeking to ‘bury’ the report on climate change by releasing it on Black Friday

Gore has become an outspoken advocate of the need to take steps to prevent global warming. Gore became a prominent spokesman on the climate debate with the 2006 documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’

‘Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts — and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical US assessment of the climate crisis,’ Gore said in a statement on Friday. 

‘The President may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible.’ 

'Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west ... and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis,' Former Vice President Al Gore said; Gore is pictured in New York City in 2015

'Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west ... and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis,' Former Vice President Al Gore said; Gore is pictured in New York City in 2015

‘Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west … and the Trump administration chooses the Friday after Thanksgiving to try and bury this critical U.S. assessment of the climate crisis,’ Former Vice President Al Gore said; Gore is pictured in New York City in 2015

Gore, the former Vice President of the United States has become an outspoken advocate of the need to take steps to stop climate change

Gore, the former Vice President of the United States has become an outspoken advocate of the need to take steps to stop climate change

Gore, the former Vice President of the United States has become an outspoken advocate of the need to take steps to stop climate change

Even in light of all of this evidence, there were still some who argued against the point raised by Sarmah, who had demonstrated a solid understanding of the relationship between weather and climate. 

A Twitter user whose bio listed the name Tony Baggs wrote on Thursday:

‘lol is there really 2100 ppl that don’t realize this chick is completely wrong? A record setting cold blast would indeed be considered CLIMATE bc your  (sic) considering the weather over a great passage of time.’ 

Sarmah didn’t point out the grammatical error in the reply from the person who confused the use of ‘your’ in its possessive form and ‘you’re’ as a contraction for the words ‘you’ and ‘are.’

But she did respond by restating the point she made quite clearly in her first tweet, which was that one day of record-setting cold temperatures does not allow for the dismissal of aggregate data that shows average temperatures are rising in the world.

There were some, however, who argued against the point raised by Sarmah, who had demonstrated a solid understanding of the relationship between weather and climate; Sarmah responded by restating the point she made quite clearly in her first tweet, which was that one day of record-setting cold temperatures does not allow for the dismissal of aggregate data that shows average temperatures are rising in the world.

There were some, however, who argued against the point raised by Sarmah, who had demonstrated a solid understanding of the relationship between weather and climate; Sarmah responded by restating the point she made quite clearly in her first tweet, which was that one day of record-setting cold temperatures does not allow for the dismissal of aggregate data that shows average temperatures are rising in the world.

There were some, however, who argued against the point raised by Sarmah, who had demonstrated a solid understanding of the relationship between weather and climate; Sarmah responded by restating the point she made quite clearly in her first tweet, which was that one day of record-setting cold temperatures does not allow for the dismissal of aggregate data that shows average temperatures are rising in the world.

‘I believe what Mr. President wished to imply is that this Arctic cold blast contradicts the theory of “global” warming,’ she wrote.

‘I think, just because there will be an Arctic cold blast, it doesn’t mean that global warming is not a thing. I may be wrong, but I’m just voicing my opinion.’

Sarmah isn’t wrong about global warming existing, but she is wrong about one thing. It’s not her opinion. Global warming is an observable, scientific phenomenon.

Michael Mann, a scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost:

‘This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change. He is a clown, a dangerous clown.’   

Sarmah isn't wrong about global warming existing, but she is wrong about one thing" It's not her opinion. Global warming is an observable, scientific phenomenon; Michael Mann (pictured), a scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost : 'This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change. He is a clown, a dangerous clown'

Sarmah isn't wrong about global warming existing, but she is wrong about one thing" It's not her opinion. Global warming is an observable, scientific phenomenon; Michael Mann (pictured), a scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost : 'This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change. He is a clown, a dangerous clown'

Sarmah isn’t wrong about global warming existing, but she is wrong about one thing” It’s not her opinion. Global warming is an observable, scientific phenomenon; Michael Mann (pictured), a scientist at Pennsylvania State University, told HuffPost : ‘This demonstrates once again that Donald Trump is not an individual to be taken seriously on any topic, let alone matters as serious as climate change. He is a clown, a dangerous clown’

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