US President Donald Trump says he might sign 'different' climate deal


President Donald Trump disputed basic facts concerning climate change, falsely claiming that polar ice caps are not melting, during a wide-ranging interview with British journalist Piers Morgan that aired on Sunday.

Asked if he thinks that climate change is happening, Trump said, "There is a cooling, and there's a heating". No one has any idea what that means, and the president seems not to know that the Paris Accord is not a climate change agreement with France, but a global agreement to combat climate change. Trump said. "That wasn't working too well because it was getting too cold all over the place". To expand upon that, he could say he agrees with the consensus of the majority of scientists, that climate change is real and that it is due to human activities. Every year in the 21st century has been at least three quarters of a degree (0.4 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average and in the top 25 hottest years on record, NOAA records show.

US President Donald Trump said he may sign the Paris climate accord, but only if the treaty be changed. The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they're setting records.

THE FACTS: It is a bit more nuanced, but not quite right.

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It is aimed at tackling climate change, with the President saying yesterday that he did so because of the "terrible deal" given to America. NASA also reported previous year that the South Pole is seeing record low levels of sea ice.

The records that the ice caps are setting are for record lows, not highs.

Trump argued that sea ice is not, in fact, melting at unprecedented rates, contradicting overwhelming scientific evidence.

And Arctic sea ice has been dramatically decreasing for years, experts say. Global warming is one of those phenomena while other changes include rising sea levels, extreme weather events and significant ice mass loss in Greenland, the Arctic, Antarctica and mountain glaciers across the globe. And past year that in both the Arctic and the Antarctic was at a record low, again due to melting. But swings in the Antarctic are expected by scientists, according to Mann, as "sea ice extent in the Antarctic has far more to do with changing circumpolar wind patterns than temperatures". "Sea ice continues to decline significantly in the Arctic decade by decade, and the thickness of Arctic ice is now less than 50 percent of what it was 40 years ago", National Snow and Ice Data Center scientist Ted Scambos said in an email.