Fulfilling another campaign pledge, US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate pact and that he will work to renegotiate the international agreement in a way that treats American workers better.
“So we are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal, and if we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine,” Trump said Thursday, citing terms that he says benefit China’s economy at the expense of the U.S.
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or really an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses” and its taxpayers, Trump said.
As Bloomberg reports, Trump’s announcement, delivered to cabinet members, supporters and conservative activists in the White House Rose Garden, spurns pleas from corporate executives, world leaders and even Pope Francis who warned the move imperils a global fight against climate change.
While his critics are wailing and gnashing their teeth about the claims of climate scientists that disastrous global warming is taking place and is caused by carbon dioxide emissions from human activity, mostly the burning of fossil fuels, (the science is settled on this apparently), there has now been no increase in global mean temeratures for the last twenty years and while empirical evidence shows temperatures have cooled slightly, the ‘settled science’ relies completely on evidence from mathematical models of the climate.)
As we noted earlier, we can expect supporters of the academic and political establishment to begin its mourning and fearmongering of the disaster about to befall the world. If you recall their previous forecasts of doom however, that snow would be a thing of the past and the north pole sea ice would have disappeared by 2010, and that polar bears would be extinct and rapidly rising sea levels would have created 50 million refugees displaced from their homes by inundation by 2012, none have in fact been proved correct. The science may be settled but it’s wrong.
Pulling out means the U.S. joins Russia, Iran, North Korea and a string of Third World countries in not putting the agreement into action. Just two countries are not in the deal at all – one of them war-torn Syria, the other Nicaragua. Many of the counties supporting the accord (which liberal pundits have taken to calling a ‘treaty’ although it was never such,) are poor, third world nations that stand to benefit from pledges of financial help to fight the effects of this non existent warming.
The Hill notes that many Republicans in the US Congress are likely to support pulling out of the Paris deal – 20 leading Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asked Trump to do just that last week. Withdrawing from Paris will also please business groups sceptical of the climate change scare, which they feel is part of a push by United Nations bureaucrats to create a world government and have organised opposition to the pact.
“Without any impact on global temperatures, Paris is the open door for egregious regulation, cronyism, and government spending that would be disastrous for the American economy as it is proving to be for those in Europe,” said Nick Loris, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
“It is time for the U.S. to say ‘au revoir’ to the Paris agreement,” he said.
Trump wants his presidency to be about jobs and his decision to be viewed as an economic win for the United States.
French President and former Goldman Sachs office boy Emmanuel Macron worked on Trump during lunch Thursday, urging the U.S. president not to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement on climate change before getting on a plane to Sicily, Italy. We should remind ourselves that when Al Gore started the global warming scare and proposed a system of carbon credits to control use of fossil fuels, Goldman Sachs announced plans to create a $1trillion a year market for trading carbon credits.
“My wish is that the United States takes no hurried decision,” Macron said Thursday after meeting with Trump in Brussels. Trump has remained true to his election promise to put America first, while Macron, ahead of the French parliamentary elections, after which he must put together a ruling coalition, has signalled that his presidency will serve big business, big money and the globalist ambitions of crooks and liars like George Soros, Elon Musk and Bill Gates.
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