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I am 54 years younger, can still tell weather isn’t climate: Assam teen takes on Donald Trump

On the mercury dropping to -2 degree celsius on November 21 in Washington, Trump had tweeted “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS Whatever happened to Global Warming?” To it the 18-year old girl, identified as Astha Sarmah from Jorhat in Assam commented “I am 54 years younger than you.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2018 20:45 IST
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The teenager’s tweet was also retweeted 5.1 k times with many praising Astha as “hope of the future”.(Astha Sarmah / Twitter Photo)

A teenaged girl from Assam has taken on US President Donald Trump for his tweet mocking the phenomenon of global warming.

On the mercury dropping to -2 degree celsius on November 21 in Washington, Trump had tweeted “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS Whatever happened to Global Warming?” To it the 18-year old girl, identified as Astha Sarmah from Jorhat in Assam commented “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.” 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 teenager’s 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.

First Published: Nov 27, 2018 20:23 IST