Elizabeth Warren Pokes The Donald Over “Science,” The Internet Pokes Back

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What would 2017 be without one final Twitter jab at President Donald Trump courtesy of Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren?

It is no secret that Trump’s administration, which in 2017 has managed to trigger unprecedented heights of progressive outrage, views human-driven climate change theories with skepticism. From Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Climate Accord to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s legal onslaught against those Trump installed to run the Environmental Protection Agency, there has been no shortage of hand-wringing over the future of Planet Earth. 

Enter Warren, for one last hurrah — only this time she may have gotten more than she bargained for when it comes to opining on what constitutes fact-based science and what does not. 

The Cambridge Democrat apparently took issue with Trump after he commented on the current Arctic blast of cold gripping much of the country, and how the winter of 2017-2018 is shaping up to shatter records for low temperatures — a trend that may interfere with efforts to raise awareness of global warming:

Trump’s tweet prompted thought-pieces on how “cold weather doesn’t disprove climate change” and some barbs from his fans over at CNN:

Yet one can also make the case that Trump was simply using the same logic established by wiser, more seasoned lawmakers years ago:

Back to 2017 — and a little more than an hour after Trump went public on his views regarding winter, Warren responded indirectly via her personal Twitter account:

Warren’s “crazy” notion about how she “believes in science” successfully prompted others to pepper her with questions and comments regarding other scientific curiosities. 

1. Human biology:

2. Fetal development:

3. Genetics:

4. Human life cycles:

5. Climate data

6. Everything

The Daily Caller was one of the first to pick up on Warren’s science-based tweet. 

Readers posting in the story’s comment section did not disappoint.