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This week, the Trump Administration released a damning climate change report that basically says the world is going to burst into flames and flood and freeze all at the same time and its humans’ fault. Naturally, Donald Trump doesn’t believe it — because he’s a well-documented climate change denier, except for when he’s not — but his rambling explanation as to why is completely mind boggling to those of us without “very high levels of intelligence.”

On Monday, Trump told reporters outside the White House that he doesn’t believe the 1,600-page climate change assessment. Tuesday, Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey asked the president to elaborate on the comment and the entire thing is too wild to not print in full:

One of the problems that a lot of people like myself– we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean. But when you look at China and you look at parts of Asia and when you look at South America, and when you look at many other places in this world, including Russia, including — just many other places — the air is incredibly dirty. And when you’re talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small. And it blows over and it sails over. I mean, we take thousands of tons of garbage off our beaches all the time that comes over from Asia. It just flows right down the Pacific, it flows, and we say ‘where does this come from?’ And it takes many people to start off with.

Read that a few times. Then take a short walk and come back because that. was. wild.

Since the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment last Friday (the day after American Thanksgiving while the public was distracted by turkey hangovers) the Trump administration has been working to discredit the scientific report. Not only did the president initially dismiss it with a casual “I don’t believe it,” he sent out Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday to call it “extreme” and “not based on facts.”

A 1990 mandate requires that the climate report be released by the sitting administration, whether it is in line with their political agenda or not. The assessment is researched and consolidated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program which consists of 13 government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and NASA.

Yes, for some reason, Donald Trump is claiming that he is more intelligent than the scientists at NASA.

In case you’re skeptical yourself, here are all the articles disproving Trump’s dismissals.

One of the report’s authors — Canadian professor and atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe — even took to Twitter to defend the report in a format that might reach people less inclined to seek out deep-dives on the president’s response. She’s got facts, she’s got receipts, she’s got informative videos and, yes, she’s got some Trump-directed zingers.

In conclusion: climate change is real, it’s man-made and, no, the air is not at a record clean.