Photo Credit: ITV around EcoWatch
President Trump, scandalous for his views on climate change, again pronounced something about the subject that’s the conflicting of what’s actually happening.
“The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be left by now, but now they’re environment records,” POTUS told horde Piers Morgan during an talk on UK radio network ITV broadcast Sunday.
Well, the frigid ice caps are indeed environment records—for melting. Here’s a GIF showing the border of the frightening sea ice detriment in the Arctic from 1979-2016.
A demeanour at the detriment of thicker (usually older) #Arctic sea ice in Octobers from 1979-2016 (PIOMAS, ice 1.5 meters masked black) pic.twitter.com/BtHCwVUdKk
— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) Nov 14, 2016
And here’s a graph that NASA released last year showing how sea ice border has sunk to record lows at both poles.
These line graphs tract monthly deviations and altogether trends in frigid sea ice from 1979 to 2017 as totalled by satellites. The top line shows the Arctic; the center shows Antarctica; and the third shows the global, sum total. The graphs etch how much the sea ice thoroughness changed above or next the long-term average. (They do not tract sum sea ice concentration.) Arctic and global sea ice totals have changed consistently downward over 38 years. Antarctic trends are some-more muddled, but they do not equivalent the good waste in the Arctic.Joshua Stevens / NASA Earth Observatory
After the ITV interview, 10 opposite meridian scientists contacted by the Associated Press said Trump was wrong about meridian change.
“Clearly President Trump is relying on choice contribution to surprise his views on meridian change. Ice on the sea and on land are both disintegrating rapidly, and we know why: increasing greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels that trap some-more feverishness and warp the ice,” Rutgers University meridian scientist Jennifer Francis explained.
Trump’s criticism was identical to one he tweeted in 2014: “the POLAR ICE CAPS are at an all-time high, the POLAR BEAR race has never been stronger. Where the ruin is global warming?”
Just out – the POLAR ICE CAPS are at an all time high, the POLAR BEAR race has never been stronger. Where the ruin is global warming?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Oct 29, 2014
Trump is a well-known climate change denier who infamously pronounced that global warming is a “hoax” invented by the Chinese. Since holding office, he and his administration have rolled back critical environmental protections and pushed for hoary fuels.
When ITV horde Morgan asked Trump if he thinks meridian change is even happening, the boss replied, “There is a cooling, and there’s a heating. we mean, look, it used to not be meridian change, it used to be global warming. Right? That wasn’t operative too good since it was getting too cold all over the place.”
Of course, 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño. The global sea was the hottest on record, too.
Trump’s acknowledgement was unchanging with the one he tweeted last month during a cold snap in the East Coast when he confused heat with climate. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that the Country, but not other countries, was going to compensate TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to strengthen against. Bundle up!”
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that the Country, but not other countries, was going to compensate TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to strengthen against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Dec 29, 2017
Morgan did not follow up by revelation the boss that his statements were scientifically untrue.
However, Trump did tell Morgan that he believes in “clean air. we trust in crystal-clear, pleasing water. we trust in just having good cleanliness in all.”
Also in the interview, Trump suggested he’s open to gripping the U.S. in the Paris meridian agreement—even yet he’s pronounced before that landmark agreement of gripping global normal temperatures from rising 2°C “was a bad understanding for the U.S.”
The reason being? He likes French President Emmanuel Macron, who has centered environmental action as a pivotal presidential policy.
“The Paris accord, for us, would have been a disaster,” Trump said. “Would we go back in? Yeah, I’d go back in. we like, as you know, we like Emmanuel.”
“I would adore to, but it’s got to be a good understanding for the United States,” he added.
2017, wasn’t just one of the hottest years in complicated history, it was also extremely costly. According to a recent report from the National Centers for Environmental Information, a multiplication of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “the U.S. gifted 16 weather and meridian disasters with waste surpassing $1 billion, with sum costs of approximately $306 billion—a new U.S. annual record.”
Lorraine Chow is a freelance author and contributor formed in South Carolina.