Jan 28, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Reality check on Trump's climate change comments


A small iceberg in a fjord. Photo: Education Images / UIG via Getty Images

Trump said in an interview with Piers Morgan: "There is a cooling, and there's a heating ... The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they're setting records. They're at a record level."

Reality check: "Ice on the ocean and on land are both disappearing rapidly, and we know why: increasing greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels that trap more heat and melt the ice," Jennifer Francis, a Rutgers University climate scientist, told the AP.

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