‘Pittsburgh, not Paris’: Despite doomsday HOWLS from the left, President Trump boldly puts America first

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised the American people, and especially the supporters who elected him, that America would pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, and despite the howls of protest from the Left and reportedly even some of his own family and closest advisers, the president has kept that promise.

In a Thursday Rose Garden speech that, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta, came “right out of the Steve Bannon playbook” (he said that like it was a bad thing), President Trump patiently laid out the sound logic behind his decision.

“The Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States, to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers, who I love, and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories and vastly diminished economic production,” Trump said.

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The president got specific when it comes to the vast economic costs of this deal:

Compliance with the terms of the Paris accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025, according to the National Economic Research Associates.

This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs … including automobile jobs and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely…

According to the same study, by 2040, compliance with the commitments put into place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors: paper, down 12 percent; cement, down 23 percent; iron and steel, down 38 percent; coal, and I happen to love the coal miners, down 86 percent; natural gas, down 31 percent.

The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have 7,000 less income, and in many cases, much worse than that.

Trump also pointed out the vast disparities between what countries like China and India would be allowed to do under the treaty versus the United States.

China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So, we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement. 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.

After all that, here’s the kicker, the ultimate argument in favor of withdrawing from this horrible deal. Turns out, even going back to the Stone Age would barely make a dent. Watch Trump eloquently lay it out:

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 – think of that, this much – Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100.

Tiny – tiny amount. In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone would wipe out the gains from America and this is an incredible statistic – would totally wipe out the gains from America’s expected reductions in the year 2030.

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” Trump said, as he made perhaps the boldest move yet to make that vision a reality.

Trump had plenty of support from the right for the bold move:

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Naturally, the Left is none too happy:

Yup…

Liberals will howl. Globalists will cringe. RINOs will cower. But they don’t care about America or her people, only about using “climate change” as a tool to foster dependency, control lives and weaken America’s economic standing in the world. If President Trump keeps keeping his promises and listening to the advisers who won him the election, none of their conniption fits will matter in the end.

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Scott Morefield

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Scott Morefield is a news and opinion columnist for BizPac Review. In addition to his work on BPR, Scott's commentary can also be found on TheBlaze, The Hill, WND, Breitbart, National Review, The Federalist, and many other sites, including A Morefield Life, where he and his wife, Kim, share their marriage and parenting journey.
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