Because of my Legal Insurrection coverage of climate change, in the wake of the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, I was asked directly: Exactly how much climate science does President Trump understand.

Like any true science, climatology is filled with highly technical terms, professional jargon, complex mathematics, and a myriad of other aspects that are challenging to understand and master. For example, a talk by Dr. William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, shows the discussion included the variability of carbon dioxide levels through history and flaws in the computer models used related to lack of cloud cover influence on temperature.

Demeaning assertions about President Trump’s level of science understanding abound in the establishment media and with entrenched politicos.

US President Donald Trump is ignorant of the science behind climate change, former secretary of state John Kerry has said, in the wake of Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

…“And I will say to you if you truly understand the science, if you have done your due diligence and homework, there is no way that you cannot conclude that there’s an urgency to doing something. And you would not pull out of Paris,” he stated.

So, in my quest for determining exactly how much science President Trump understands, I interviewed those who have actually talked to the man himself: Happer and Trump-supporter Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza. I surmised that this would alleviate media distortion.

Happer’s assessment shows that President Trump has a good grasp of the technical information information related to climate science.

I had a half hour or so to talk to Mr. Trump about science in January. I found that he knew a lot more than you might guess. His uncle, John Trump, a professor of physics at MIT, apparently had a big influence on young Donald Trump. We talked about John Trump’s work on electrostatic accelerators. I was surprised at Mr. Trump’s good grasp of some details of this esoteric subject, for example, the high and potentially dangerous voltages applied to accelerators.

We did not spend much time talking about climate, but Mr. Trump commented that he thought solar energy might make sense in Arizona or New Mexico, but not so much in New England. He was absolutely right. Mr. Trump asked good questions about science, listened to my answers, and he had sensible followup questions.

I also asked Mendozza, who is a sharp real estate investor herself and frequently visits Mar-a-lago, how much climate science she thought President Trump understood.

“President Trump is an extremely sharp man. He is reading all hours of the day and night, and I have seen a few science digests and articles in the stack. He loves to learn, and I don’t think there is one subject beyond his grasp. Additionally, he is very astute about people, and delegates power to those who work in the field and are well qualified to implement policy.”

Three specific data points can be included with these personal observations that confirm that President Trump has a robust understanding of the exact nature of “climate change” science:

1) A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, and show the the entire narrative can be filed under #FakeScience.

Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.

2) The Associated Press is shocked that President Trump is focused on battling regulations instead of climate change….seemingly unaware of the connection between the two.

Trump is waging war against efforts to curb U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. He’s done that through executive orders targeting climate change programs and regulations, massive proposed spending cuts and key appointments such as Scott Pruitt as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency.

3) Pennsylvania just opened up a new coal mine.

So how much science does President Donald Trump understand?

The data confirm that President Trump likely knows more about science than Bill Nye the Science Guy, John Kerry, and California’s Governor Jerry Brown (who just made his own accord with China).