Trump’s State Dept spokesman blasts Syria’s Paris deal in epic fashion 

Posted: November 10, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, government, IPCC, News, opinion
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Something for the latest festival of climate obsessives to ponder as Syria gets called out in no uncertain terms.

The Department of State issued a withering and blunt critique Wednesday of Syria’s decision to join the Paris agreement more than a year after its initial draft, reports the Daily Caller.

“If the government of Syria cared so much about what was put in the air, then it wouldn’t be gassing its own people,” State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said about allegations that the war-torn country used sarin gas to put down rebel uprisings.

Syria has been bogged down in a vicious civil war since 2011 and is subject to European and American sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad reportedly used chemical weapons on rebel fighters. Reports from earlier this year show that he lodged sarin attacks on Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people.

The delegates did not explain why the country switched positions. Syria contributes a tiny fraction of carbon emissions to the climate. Activists appear to indicate that U.N. leaders instigated the move to exert more pressure on the U.S.

Nauert made her comments after a Syrian delegate at a climate panel in Germany announced that the Middle Eastern country is preparing to send its ratification to the United Nations.

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  1. Jim says:

    Syria joining the Paris Climate Agreement makes sense. The Agreement turns fossil fuel manufacturers into a cartel controlled by politicians. What dictator wouldn’t want to increase his wealth and power in the name of saving the planet?

  2. oldbrew says:

    Nir Shaviv turns up in Germany during COP 23…

    Israeli Astrophysicist rejects UN IPCC – Finds ‘the sun completely overturns the way we should see global warming’

    Award-winning Astrophysicist Dr. Shaviv is in Germany with many other skeptical scientists during the UN climate summit. Shaviv is warning about the scientific fallacies presented by the UN IPCC panel about global warming climate change. His full presentation at the conference is on November 10th.