Al Gore is Wrong Again: Greenhouse Gas Emissions DOWN 3% in Trump Era

Like the high priest of globaloney that he is, Al Gore has been preaching his “facts” that global warming is progressively getting worse every second of every day and he has repeatedly lambasted Trump for his “crime” of making it worse. But, contrary to Gore’s constant grumbling, greenhouse gas emissions during the Trump era have actually gone down, not up as Gore claims.

The Daily Wire reported the “funny thing” that happened to Al Gore’s BS:

But a funny thing happened on the way to the end of the world. Instead of America causing irreversible global warming, harmful greenhouses gases that some scientists say causes climate change actually decreased during Trump’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported.

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The EPA report showed “overall decreases across sectors and that total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions reported decreased by 2.7 percent from 2016 to 2017.”

“Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging, and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” said EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler. “These achievements flow largely from technological breakthroughs in the private sector, not the heavy hand of government. The Trump Administration has proven that federal regulations are not necessary to drive CO2 reductions. While many around the world are talking about reducing greenhouse gases, the U.S. continues to deliver, and today’s report is further evidence of our action-oriented approach.”

The report also said emissions from larger power plants dropped 4.5% since 2016.

So, what is Gore’s problem?

In 2017 Gore attacked Trump’s “reckless” and “indefensible’ policy of pulling out of the Accords adding that Trump’s policy “undermines America’s standing in the world.”

Of course, the Accords were non-binding, anyway. And despite all that, America’s emissions have gone down.

And according to the June 2018 BP Statistical Review of Global Energy, the United States led the world last year in reducing carbon emissions across the board — despite Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords in 2017.

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that U.S. carbon emissions declined by more than 42 million tons in 2017, far ahead of the next most environmentally-friendly country, Ukraine, where emissions declined by 20 million tons. Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan also saw major declines in how much carbon dioxide each nation emits into the atmosphere.

And what of those other countries that Gore was so solicitous? Well, ALL of their emissions have gone up.

Gee, Al. Where are your harsh words for them?

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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