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If you live in Eastern Canada or the North Eastern U.S., you’ve probably noticed that it’s a little chillier than usual outside. In fact, we’re experiencing a deep freeze the likes of which have not been seen in the area since 1993 (and even then, it didn’t last as long as this is expected to). It’s going to get as cold as -50 degrees celsius in parts of Ontario and Erie, Pennsylvania recorded 165 cm of snowfall over the course of a week. This little bout of frozen hell started Christmas Day and is expected to continue past New Year’s. Meteorologists are hesitant to tell us exactly when it will warm up even a little.

Thankfully, people seem to be keeping their wits about them, at least when it comes to Twitter. There’s nothing like sitting in the comfort of your home and commiserating via the internet about how cold it is outside.

It looks like it’s even too cold for Canadians out there (like that was even possible). Ottawa cancelled it’s last scheduled Canada 150 event of the year: the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Parliament Hill and the hockey tournament that was supposed to take place on the $5.6 million rink they built with our taxes. On Friday, Ottawa un-cancelled the multimedia show, public skating and fireworks but said there still won’t be any live music or DJ events. This development led to the conclusion that there is, in fact, a temperature too cold for Canadians.

President Donald Trump got in on the weather-bashing too (of course) but his comments confused pretty much everyone. He tweeted on Thursday that this cold weather essentially proves that “global warming” isn’t real and spouted some alternative facts about the Paris Climate Agreement he pulled the U.S. out of in the summer.

Just a refresher: what was originally referred to as “global warming” is now called “climate change” because the planet is not only warming due to human activity and rising carbon in the atmosphere, that phenomenon is also causing extreme weather of all types (including storms like hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and record-breaking weather like this cold spell). Additionally, the U.S. wasn’t actually committing money to the Paris Climate Agreement, it was pledging to lower its carbon emissions. People were quick to set the president straight.

Happy New Year, everybody. Stay informed and stay warm.