“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.” —President Donald Trump
Should the Paris Climate Accord Be Called the Paris Pollution Accord?
President Trump, who announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on June 1, 2017, added to his remarks that he was willing to “begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.” CNN and the Faux-News Media will not report the truth about the accord, so, if you seek to understand what a fair deal on climate might entail, and why the Paris Accord was a bad deal, then read on. . . .
The Paris Climate Accord would likely pollute the global climate more—not less. Yes, you did read that correctly. President Trump pointed out to all who were paying attention that the Paris Climate Accord permits China, the world’s most populous country, to increase carbon emissions for thirteen years, while, at the same time, constricting US emissions. Trump pointed out that India, the world’s second most populous country, refused to participate in the accord unless it received “billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries.” Signatories to the agreement do not really care about the environment. They just want an agreement that hamstrings the US economically, while they pollute freely.
President Trump’s full speech is available for viewing on Youtube. People who listen to his remarks, starting at the 3:30 mark into the video and viewing for at least the first 12 minutes, to about the 15:30 mark, will find it difficult to reason any differently from the president that the Paris Climate Accord was a fraudulent deal that was designed to cripple America while leaving other countries untouched, allowing them to pollute as much as they please. The transcript of Trump’s full speech is provided by the White House and is worth studying.
Trump offered some significant insights about the corrupt climate agreement during his speech. Here are a few of them:
1) The Paris Climate Accord “fails to live up to our [American] environmental ideals. As someone who cares deeply about the environment . . . I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States—which is what it does—the world’s leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world’s leading polluters.”
2) “China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years—13. They can do whatever they want for 13 years. Not us. . . . Further, while the current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America . . . China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So we can’t build the plants, but they can.”
3) “India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. Think of it: India can double their coal production. We’re supposed to get rid of ours. Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants. In short, the agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States, and ships them to foreign countries. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States. . . . A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted major economic wound. We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world.”
4) “We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty. Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation—it’s great wealth, it’s phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth—and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness. The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.”
5) “Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree . . . Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. . . . In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone . . . would totally wipe out the gains from America’s expected reductions in the year 2030, after we have had to spend billions and billions of dollars, lost jobs, closed factories, and suffered much higher energy costs for our businesses and for our homes.”
Trump’s Offer to Make a New Accord
The reason the other countries of the world will likely not take up Trump’s offer to negotiate a new climate agreement is the fact that they are only seeking to look out for their own economies by advantaging themselves with a climate accord that will stop the US economy in its tracks while doing nothing to put their own economies at risk.
It is probably also true that other governments of the world are not as concerned about global warming as they make out to be for the sake of CNN and the corrupt media. If they were actually as concerned about climate as they claim to be, when posing for news cameras, they would have written a much more restrictive agreement in terms of how European and Asian countries would be affected under terms of the accord. However, since the entire global warming scare was exposed as a hoax in a major scandal at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, in 2009, the claim that global warming is a “fact of settled science” has not been a fashionable view among the majority of climate scientists, despite CNN and the Left’s faux-news reporting to the contrary. Early reporting of the scandal appeared in the column of James Delingpole, who popularized the term “Climategate” in reference to the scandal, since it had become obvious from the leaked emails and files that scientists had changed global warming data to make their climate-research say what political leaders wanted it to say, to procure more grant money from those selfsame warmist politicians on an ongoing basis.
As a result of Climategate, few rational people believe in global warming anymore. Only corrupt media outlets of the political establishment maintain that most people still believe in the global warming hoax. And it would seem obvious that the globalist establishment does not truly believe in it now, if it ever did to begin with. Despite leaders of the G20 having announced plans for a new climate initiative, it remains to be seen if they truly are willing to harm their own economies by cutting back their own carbon emissions. In light of what is known about global warming being a hoax, it is more likely that the pledges of these other countries are—no pun intended—nothing more than hot air. And propaganda that makes an effort to put Trump in a bad light will always serve the purposes of the International Left.
Trump’s Leadership at the G20
However, President Trump, despite his announcement that the US would leave the Paris Climate Accord, seems not to have suffered any, in terms of his reputation with other world leaders, from having made the announcement. If anything, Trump seems to have scored points with the other G20 leaders. The newly elected President Macron of France certainly seems to have warmed to President Trump, since he can be seen, in a Fox News video, making his way across the entire field of world leaders, just so he can stand next to Trump during the taking of a G20 group photo. Leftist CNN reportage to the contrary, President Trump seems to be well-liked by most of the other leaders on the world stage. The president also visited France during recent Bastille Day celebrations, welcomed wholeheartedly by President Macron and the French public.
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