Comments of an Assam girl on the US President Donald Trump‘s tweet are doing the round on micro-blogging social networking site Twitter.
18-year-old Astha Sarmah’s reply to President Trump on Twitter explaining the difference between weather and climate has so far garnered over 21,000 likes with more than 4800 users retweeting her.
The US president confused the weather with climate change after suggesting chilly weather headed towards the US means global warming is not real.
Trump had tweeted about record cold temperatures over Thanksgiving, adding, ‘Whatever happened to Global Warming?’
To this Astha, a resident of Jorhat, fired back by saying, ‘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’
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.
— Astha Sarmah (@thebuttcracker7) November 22, 2018
Astha 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,’ Mail Online reported.
While many praised the teenager calling her “hope of the future” and some even offering her an internship to study the effects of climate change on the Arabian sea, Sarmah did receive backlash for her tweet, New Indian Express reported.
Several haters argued that Trump talking about weather did amount to a discussion on climate, but the temperature on a single day, even when observed over time, cannot be compared to global warming.
This is not the first time Trump has released a baffling tweet on a crucial topic like climate change. Last year he appeared to be confused over news that it could be the coldest New Year’s on record, tweeting that the country could use a little bit of global warming.