The Paris Climate Accord Pull Out

President Trump did what he said he would do, and kept a campaign promise. Was it the right thing to do?

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President Trump Makes Announcement of Decision to pull out on Paris Climate Accord – June 1, 2017
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“Mass Trump Hysteria” that President Trump did what he said he’d do, pull out on a very unfair deal for Americans, called The Paris Climate Accord. This is just another campaign promise that he is fulfilling and no one should be even the least bit surprised that it has happened.

‘The Left’ thinks the sky is falling.

Trump Derangement Syndrome, (TDS) is becoming an epidemic among liberals, and democrats. If you haven’t noticed they are all being SO DRAMATIC! Seriously, take some xanax, please! Or maybe just stop with the fear mongering “Alphabet News Networks”. (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC) They like to get you all worked up by leaving out a lot of convenient facts, because it doesn’t fit the negative story line that big mean President Trump is some how ruining the world, yet again today. However, every single day we seem to get through each and every one of these alleged disasters perfectly fine. They only do this for ratings and their fan base eats it up.

No one is dying because we backed out of this deal. No one is going to die or suffer because we backed out of this deal. PERIOD.

I’m sorry I guess the daily freak outs are starting to really get to me.
(Stay with me here.)

I totally sympathize with you “lefties” out there. I believe in preserving our environment just as much as the next ‘tree hugger’. I love my garden, clean water and breathing clean crisp air. I love going for walks and enjoying nature. Before I started doing my own research instead of listening to the fear mongering media, I would probably be in some sort of hysteria too and hiding under my bed with my bottle of xanax.

I’ve learned over the past 5 or so months to just ‘Trust in Trump’.

He’s been right about almost everything else, even if the fear mongering condescending media won’t acknowledge when he is right.
(Trump is Always Right-A List)
No seriously, he may have quoted some statistics wrong, but I’m sure someone else did that research, so I give him a pass on numbers. He’s right about the big stuff and he is privy to much more information than you or I.

That might be a little hard for some of you out there to take, the fact that President Trump knows more than you do. Sting a little? Well it’s about time many of you come to terms with it and also come to terms with the fact that he’s president.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXahHvuV9eU

Can Trump help the climate without being in the Paris Accord?
Published on Jun 1, 2017

‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’ author Bjorn Lomborg, ‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton and Washington Free Beacon staff writer Elizabeth Harrington on President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

“The Agreement doesn’t do enough to help climate change.”

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President Trump shows over and over again that he’s a reasonable man. Even though he has backed out of this TERRIBLE DEAL, he said in the rose garden when he made the announcement, that he wants to negotiate a NEW BETTER DEAL. One that doesn’t involve the loss of American jobs and taxpayers fitting the bill when other countries like China and India, aren’t willing to take on their fair share of the carbon emissions reduction burden.

He’s not just denying climate change all together.

But if they can’t make a new deal, he’s not losing sleep over it, because America is already doing plenty in the private sector to reduce our carbon footprint and do our part to preserve our environment.

This is exactly what I wanted President Trump to do. This is exactly what we all knew he would do. This is exactly what the American workers voted for him to do.

All Conservatives and Republicans should finally be in agreement on something.

This Paris Climate Accord does not reduce emissions enough to justify the insane amount of money it would cost us. Any benefit we see from implementing the restrictions can not be measured effectively enough to justify the expense either.

This agreement is useless. There are no penalties for not upholding it. This deal was never ratified, and countries are already falling behind on it. The goals set up in the agreement are not attainable, especially if countries are already not taking it seriously enough. If we must have a deal, then let’s make a new one.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIG5Bf3__g
Tucker: Trump gets US out of bad deal and left melts down
Published on Jun 1, 2017

President Trump is keeping a promise, undoing 8 years of bad Obama policy and putting American interests first by withdrawing US from Paris Climate Accord – and of course, the left has a meltdown

What is in the Paris climate agreement?

What are the key elements?

  • To keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and “endeavour to limit” them even more, to 1.5C
  • To limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100
  • To review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years so they scale up to the challenge
  • For rich countries to help poorer nations by providing “climate finance” to adapt to climate change and switch to renewable energy.

What about money?

Developing countries say they need financial and technological help to leapfrog fossil fuels and move straight to renewables.

Currently they have been promised US $100b per year by 2020 – not as much as many countries would like.

The agreement requires rich nations to maintain a $100b per year funding pledge beyond 2020, and to use that figure as a “floor” for further support agreed by 2025.

The deal says wealthy countries should continue to provide financial support for poor nations to cope with climate change and encourages other countries to join in on a voluntary basis.

Prof John Shepherd of the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, says the agreement includes some welcome aspirations but few people realise how difficult it will be to achieve the goals.

“Since the only mechanism remains voluntary national caps on emissions, without even any guidance on how stringent those caps would need to be, it is hard to be optimistic that these goals are likely to be achieved.”

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Whether you “buy” the idea of climate change or not, (and there are plenty reasons to question it as well as plenty of reasons to believe in it,) this agreement seems more like a symbolic “cool kids of the world club”, or “one world order,” than any kind of agreement that is going to make substantial results to save the environment.

The pressure to just blindly follow and shell out money without knowing where it’s going is ludicrous. By being a part of this agreement without question is just being a blind sheep, not a leader of the world.

A leader negotiates deals that are fair for the people he/she is representing.

Take a look at the numbers. This agreement says the US should pay $100 billion per year until 2025, then thereafter, continuing with $100 billion per year as “the floor”, or hopefully pay more, to reduce the overall world carbon footprint and stop a 2 degree increase in global warming by 2100. Then if we divided 2 degrees by the approximately 200 countries in the agreement, that’s only .01 degrees per country. Taking into consideration our size and that we account for approximately 12-15% of the world’s carbon footprint, that decrease of .01 degrees multiplied by 15, (for the percentage we are responsible for,) equals .15 degrees, or just round up to .2 degrees. That’s a whole lot of money that we have no idea where it’s going or have any account, just for a .2 degrees decrease over the next century. Especially considering we had an 18% reduction in our carbon footprint between 2000-2015 without the agreement. We are already leading the cause in the war against climate change.

That’s right, our private businesses already are doing their part to combat climate change, because they do care for the environment and they don’t need to be in any “cool kids of the world agreement” to do what’s right, what’s cost effective for them and what’s logical. This way it’s not costing us $100 billion a year for a federal/international mandate. Welcome to conservatism! Less government control is better, ALWAYS.

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On “Special Report” tonight, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt praised the president for his “courageous” decision. -On interview with Fox June 1, 2017. (Pre 1994 levels.)

He added that the U.S. has been a leader on climate change and CO2 reduction – and will continue to do so – so we have nothing to be apologetic about.

“The president did a courageous thing today. He truly put America’s interests first,” Pruitt said. “The president took care of American citizens today.”

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The Paris Climate Accord also demands that America not build any more coal plants immediately, while India won’t need to stop until they receive 2.5 trillion dollars in foreign aid. China wouldn’t have to stop until 2030. (All while OUR “carbon footprint” is back to pre 1994 levels.)

President Trump did the right thing. This was a job killer and would have forced the USA to stifle, while other countries around the globe pummeled us economically.

As “the Alphabet News Networks” and loudest voices on the left have their hissy fit about how unprecedented this is, might I remind them that President Bush did something similar in 2001 and we all lived just fine.

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In 1997, the Clinton administration helped broker the Kyoto Protocol, a similar climate deal that required the nations involved to commit to binding CO2 reduction targets. The U.S. actually signed the treaty, though the Senate refused to ratify it, chiefly because big-polluting developing nations like China and India were given a pass.

Nevertheless, it was hailed as a major step towards combating climate change.

When George W. Bush became president in 2001, he shocked the world by announcing that he was unilaterally withdrawing the United States from the Kyoto Protocol (sound familiar?). He received fierce criticism abroad for failure to lead on climate change.

Per a New York Times article from June 12, 2001:

“Mr. Bush’s outright rejection of the treaty two months ago led to an uproar in Europe…Mr. Bush remained firm in rejecting the 1997 Kyoto accord, noting that it set no standards for major emitters of greenhouse gases, like China and India, while creating mandates for the United States that could prove economically crippling.”

Bush acknowledged global warming as a problem, but preferred for the free market to fight climate change as opposed to relying on artificial government commitments.

He was a few years ahead of his time, but he wasn’t wrong – technological developments in natural gas fracking at the end of the last decade and in this one have, according to one study, reduced carbon emissions in the United States by more than twice as much as what the rest of the world managed to do under the Kyoto Protocol:

David Victor, an energy expert at UC-San Diego, estimates that the shift from coal to natural gas has reduced U.S. emissions by 400 to 500 megatons CO2 per year. To put that number in perspective, it is about twice the total effect of the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions in the rest of the world, including the European Union.

The Paris Accord is different than Kyoto, chiefly because it includes developing nations like China and India (though these nations’ reduction “targets” are pretty underwhelming if not negligible). It’s also non-binding, meaning the commitments are voluntary and unenforceable.

Even under the stringent regulatory regime proposed by the Obama administration, the U.S. was unlikely to meet its commitments anyway. Withdrawing from the treaty really doesn’t change much in terms of actual U.S. policy – it’s certainly not akin to “murdering the planet.”

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So like I always tell you, don’t let the fear mongering media make you think this is something way bigger than it is, and get you all upset, because we are polluting the planet at record speeds and we are all going to die.

None of that is happening.

They love to manipulate you like that. I wouldn’t doubt if there has been a spike in people seeing a psychiatrist since the November 2016 election, not because of anything President Trump has done wrong to the country, but because of the anxiety and negativity the “Alphabet News Networks” and Senate Democrats generate in people that don’t have time to do the research to know what is actually happening.

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Administrator Scott Pruitt Speech On Paris Accord, As Prepared

June 1, 2017 – Thank you, Mr. President.

Your decision today to exit the Paris Accord reflects your unflinching commitment to put America First. And by exiting, you are fulfilling yet one more campaign promise to the American people.

Please know that I am thankful for your fortitude – courage – and steadfastness as you serve and lead our country.

America finally has a leader who answers only to the people – not the special interests who have had their way for much too long. In everything you do, you are fighting for the forgotten men and women of America. You are the champion for hardworking citizens all across this land who just want a government that puts their needs first.

You have promised to put America First in all aspects of your Administration. And you have done that in any number of ways – from trade – to national security – to protecting our border – to right-sizing government here in Washington, D.C.

And today, you have put America First with regard to international agreements and the environment. This is a historic restoration of American Economic Independence – one that will benefit the working class, the working poor, and working people of all stripes. With this action, you have declared that people are the rulers of this country once again.

It should be noted that we as a nation do it better than anyone in the world in striking the balance between growing jobs and our economy – while also being a good steward of our environment. We owe no apologies to other nations for our environmental stewardship.

After all – before the Paris Accord was ever signed – America had reduced its CO2 footprint to levels of the early 1990s. In fact – between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by more than 18 percent and this was accomplished largely by American innovation and technology from the private sector rather than government mandate.

For that reason – you have corrected a view that was paramount in Paris – that somehow the United States should penalize its economy – be apologetic – lead with our chin – while the rest of the world does little. Other nations talk a good game – We lead with action – not words.

Our efforts should be on exporting our technology and innovation to nations who seek to reduce their CO2 footprint – to learn from us. That should be our focus versus agreeing to unachievable targets that harm our economy and the American people.

Mr. President – it takes courage and commitment to say no to the plaudits of men while doing what’s right by the American people.

You have that courage –

And the American people can take comfort because you have their back.

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement Following President Trump’s Announcement Regarding the Paris Climate Agreement

“I commend President Trump for putting American jobs first. This is great news for the Texas economy and for hardworking Americans all across our country. This is great news for family budgets, which under the Obama Paris plan would have seen significant increases in costs for utilities and nearly everything powered by fossil fuels, which accounts for 82 percent of all the energy generated in the United States. The Paris agreement would have destroyed $3 trillion in American GDP and killed 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, while even EPA’s own models conclude that it will have a negligible impact on global temperatures. And, it gave Russia and China and India a free pass, while hammering American jobs. I look forward continuing to work closely with the administration throughout the withdrawal process, and my number-one priority will continue to be fighting for Texans to advance policies that create jobs, grow the economy, and protect family budgets.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvMwadKfAIU
Why pulling out of the Paris agreement will help the U.S.
Published on Jun 1, 2017
Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner on why the U.S. will benefit from leaving the Paris Accord.

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Meanwhile, do your part to help the environment, recycle, conserve water, carpool, use public transportation when available, buy environmentally friendly products, etc. We don’t need to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to do our part to preserve the earth. Encourage your family and friends to do their part as well.

It can all start with you.

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Climate Change Indicators: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

Related Links:

A link to the PDF summary of the Paris Climate Accord
http://www.climatefocus.com/sites/default/files/20151228%20COP%2021%20briefing%20FIN.pdf

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2015
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/documents/2017_complete_report.pdf

Through Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it would devastate the U.S. economy.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448157/paris-agreement-climate-change-united-states-senate-energy-cost-economy-gdp

https://youtu.be/Ktnf_61x3Pc
China surpasses EU in per capita carbon emissions
Published on Oct 22, 2014
China for the first time has surpassed the European Union in per capita carbon emissions, according to a new report.

THE 12 QUESTIONS
Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say PDF

What is the Paris climate agreement? 9 things you should know
https://www.google.com/amp/www.ajc.com/news/world/what-the-paris-climate-agreement-things-you-should-know/zG6aSruOocgyOvTd4VnPTM/amp.html

Trump’s argument for withdrawing from Paris agreement contains multi-trillion dollar math error
In a cost-benefit analysis, you’re supposed to analyze the costs and the benefits.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thinkprogress.org/amp/p/c617bc9ff0de

U.S. Business Leaders Want to Stay in the Paris Climate Accord
https://hbr.org/2017/05/u-s-business-leaders-want-to-stay-in-the-paris-climate-accord

A Reader’s Guide to the Paris Agreement
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/420345/

Author: wadingthruthecrap

~ Your friendly neighborhood superhero. ~ Openminded Christian Right Leaning Libertarian Woman - I would really just like to see us all compromise and live in harmony. The negativity is really taking a toll on me mentally and physically. We don't have to agree to get along. We don't have to agree, to respect each other and share ideals. I do all my own research in order to stay informed and to stay SANE! If I just let the news and hearsay govern me I'd be freaking out and living under my bed. The fear-mongering must stop!

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