Climate scientists gave a round of applause Thursday night to a segment on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that quickly—and with an appropriate level of frustration—showed the ignorance of President Donald Trump's continued confusion over the difference between climate and weather.
"President Frosty the Slowman" is the only one who doesn't seem to understand the difference, said correspondent Ronny Chieng. Holding a chart depicting the planet's increasing average land and ocean temperatures, Chieng said, "It doesn't matter if it's sometimes cold in Cincinnati because the line keeps going the f--k up."
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 31, 2019
Among the experts applauding the segment was atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who Tweeted, "Thank you @ronnychieng for giving voice to what every climate scientist is thinking but is too polite to say."
— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) January 31, 2019
I feel the same way sometimes tbh. pic.twitter.com/Ps4pbfQjA7
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— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) January 31, 2019
Too f**king awesome. Ohhhhhh this is so how I feel. https://t.co/mfYbfb1Xng
— Peter Kalmus (@ClimateHuman) February 1, 2019
Petition to hire a full time anger translator for climate scientists https://t.co/SETfjMWKTD
— Kate Marvel (@DrKateMarvel) February 1, 2019
Watch the full "Daily Show" segment below: