Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are 'Setting Records.' But It's For Melting

Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are 'Setting Records.' But It's For Melting

US President Donald Trump's stance and remarks on climate change have once again left social media users shocked after he said polar ice caps have hit a "record level".

Trump stated during an interview with British television channel ITV aired on Sunday that, for Americans, "the deal would have been a disaster".

Trumps: "The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they're setting records".

After proclaiming his belief in "clean air and clean water", the US President questioned some of the central tenets of climate science in an interview with Piers Morgan. "Right? That wasn't working too well because it was getting too cold all over the place".

Trump's comments that the polar ice caps are breaking records are true - for melting.

Here's what he said about whether he believes in climate change: "There is a cooling, and there's a heating".

According to Nasa, global warming refers to the Earth's rising surface temperature due to rampant use of fossil fuels while climate change refers to the "broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels".

The facts: The world hasn't had a cooler than average year since 1976 and hasn't had a cooler than normal month since the end of 1985, according to more than 135 years of temperature records kept by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Trump's comment was consistent with one he made on Twitter in late December as the eastern US shivered through a brief cold snap.

The Arctic set a record for the lowest amount of sea ice in the winter, when sea ice usually grows to its maximum levels, in March 2017.

"But it was a awful deal for the United States".

Nine different climate scientists contacted by The Associated Press said the president was not accurate about climate change.

In August 2017, Walt Meier, a sea ice scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said that "it is tempting to say that the record low we are seeing this year is global warming finally catching up with Antarctica". Trump also said that the accords would have put "handicaps" on the U.S. economy.

"Would I go back in?"

"I would love to, but it's got to be a good deal for the United States", Trump added.

Emmanuel Macron stated at the One Planet summit in Paris a year ago that the world is "losing the battle" against climate change.

The cost of natural disasters hit records in the 2017, straining the US budget.

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