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    Trump Evokes Global Warming as U.S. Shivers Into 2018

    It’s cold comfort. Erie, Pennsylvania, saw a record 58 inches of snow this week, leaving citizens buried in their houses as forecasters predicted New Year’s Eve temperatures 20 to 40 degrees colder than usual from Texas to Maine. Icy rivers stranded freighters and firefighters struggled with frozen hydrants. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted, “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming,” crowing about his withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. Scientists are largely in agreement that human-spurred climate change increases extreme weather phenomena.

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