‘Weather isn’t climate’: Assam girl takes on Trump’s global warming tweet

‘Average’ high school graduate roasts Donald Trump on the difference between weather and climate as the president tweets implying that record cold temperatures on a single day disprove global warming


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’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.’

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.’

The comment received over 22,000 ‘likes’ from across the world and twitter users from the USA appreciating the teenager for her reply to the US President.

The tweet was also retweeted 5.1 k times with many praising Astha as “hope of the future”.

Some people even offered her an internship to study the effects of climate change on the Arabian Sea.