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At last. A chief executive in the White House with the backbone to question the legitimacy of globalists’ propaganda about a climate apocalypse. With the chips down at the critical moment, Donald Trump demonstrated his commitment to sound policy decisions and his concern about the American taxpayer, by ditching America’s involvement in the Paris climate agreement.
President Trump slammed a home run with the bases loaded as he shoved the accord up the noses of the global elites. These are the people who want to impose a one-world government on the whole global population, so they can control the politics and call the economic shots that will bind all the world’s nations under one central government. This Paris accord would have expanded international government’s power over the U.S. and would have greatly increased our government’s financial obligations.
Trump saw the Paris agreement for what it was: deeply flawed and fraudulent, a mumbo jumbo house of cards offering the false promise of saving the Earth by imposing economic hardship and a lower standard of living on the world’s successful nations. The price America would have paid would have torpedoed our own economy, while several other big nations like China and India would have skated free, with no restrictions. And China, the largest contributor of greenhouse gasses on the planet, would not even start to reduce emissions until 2030, while actually increasing their coal use for the next five years.
What The Donald stopped dead in its tracks was a systematic transfer of wealth from the U.S. to poor countries, paying them to trim their carbon emissions—- yes, government-to-government foreign aid, paying money to reward those sorry governments that excelled the most at causing poverty among their own citizens. The money would have enriched countries for being unsuccessful. Former president Barack Obama had already pledged over $3 billion each year, ad infinitum, to a U.N. “Green” slush fund of $100 billion, to reward such countries.
Further, it became obvious to Trump that the accord would have only a minimal impact on climate. The Paris agreement was based on politics, not science, which is the same thing President Bush concluded when he yanked the U.S. out of the Kyoto agreement on global warming. Even if every Paris accord promise was implemented, the total temperature decline would be only 0.17 degree Celsius by year 2100! That’s called a con job.
But the cost for such a small change in temperature would have been gargantuan, with America alone losing over $2.5 trillion in GDP by 2030. The U.S. industrial sector would have lost 1.1 million jobs, states the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Heritage Foundation says electricity costs of a typical American family of four would have increased close to 20% annually, under the Paris accord. Economic calamity is not a good price to pay for minimal temperature declines.
Not surprisingly, Trump understands human nature and the rottenness of diplomacy among nations well enough to conclude this: if the U.S. and wealthy nations in Europe adopted the accord and put in place severe rules for climate change, too many other nations would refuse to spend money and implement rules that would cause their own economies to take a hit. Don’t believe me? Look at NATO and count how many NATO deadbeat nations have stiffed the U.S. by refusing to pay their financial obligations. Let’s stop worrying about what other countries think of us, and let them worry about what we think of them.
America already has been outpacing Europe in reducing emissions, leaving leftist talking points in tatters. The left’s climate outrage machine now needs propping up in order to continue to be a money making gold mine for leftist climate “consultants”, and scientists vacuuming up government grants, who return financial favors with campaign donations. Climate science continues to be at a primitive stage, with much work still to be done. The science is hardly settled as to how much warming is man-made, and Trump has made it plain that we cannot allow our economic gains to be jeopardized by hollow international agreements that undermine our economy and fail on their own terms.
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