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"Nobody really knows" whether climate change is occurring, President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, referring to drastic and interrelated environmental shifts like melting ice caps and rising global temperatures that threaten life on Earth as we know it.

Asked about his stance as to the phenomenon, on which there is consensus across 97 percent of scientists who publish climate findings—as in, virtually all the experts agree that it's happening—Trump refused to discredit those who refuse to face simple facts: “I'm very open-minded," he said. "I'm still open-minded. Nobody really knows. Look, I'm somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It's not something that's so hard and fast. I do know this: Other countries are eating our lunch." By "other countries," he presumably means some of the 116 nations that have ratified the Paris Agreement, an international pact to "combat climate change," which, again, is absolutely real. Trump has openly mused on the possibility of the U.S. withdrawing from the deal.

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Just 39 days until this ignorant liar is sworn into office.

Sources: Slate