Lawmaker torches Macron on Paris deal

Posted: April 27, 2018 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, opinion, Politics

Factory in China [image credit: Wikipedia]

As the Senator says of the Paris climate agreement: ‘It has no teeth’. But if it did have teeth there would surely be far more resistance to signing it.

Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy noted one obvious problem Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent clarion call for the U.S. to stay connected to the Paris Climate agreement, reports The Daily Caller.

Exempting China and India from abiding to the non-binding deal is one of the main reasons why greenhouse gas emission are pitching upward, Cassidy said in an interview with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade.

Environmental rules in the U.S. are causing companies to shift production to countries not tethered to the accord’s strict provisions.

“Paris climate accord leaves out China and India until 2030, and they’re the major polluter,” Cassidy said of the move allowing both countries to opt out of the international agreement until 2030.

“It has no teeth,” he added, “and no one is going to achieve their goals except maybe the U.S.”

Major manufacturers have wagered China is the path of least resistance. “It’s cheaper to produce there because of regulations in the U.S. and the E.U.” said Cassidy, who became a Republican in 2006 after several decades as a Democrat. “And now we have more global greenhouse gas emissions, but the loss of American jobs.”

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Job creation scheme…
    Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life.
    . . .
    “It’s no secret that things have not been going swimmingly so far,” said Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Washington-based advocacy and research group.

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  2. Paul Vaughan says:

    Macronomic Spring of SoveReign

    “Unemployment soared to 33.7% in 1931 in Germany, and 40% in 1932.”

    “The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to the 1920s.”

    “a key part of the efficiency movement was scientific management, or “Taylorism”.”

    “major transformation of the banking system by creating the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Reformers felt that old-fashioned ways meant waste and inefficiency, and eagerly sought out the “one best system”.”

    belief in an obligation to intervene in economic and social affairs, and a belief in the ability of experts and in the efficiency of government intervention.”

    “The Seventeenth Amendment was ratified in 1913, requiring that all senators be elected by the people (they were formerly appointed by state legislatures).”

    “The Progressive Era was one of general prosperity after the Panic of 1893—a severe depression—ended in 1897. The Panic of 1907 was short and mostly affected financiers. However, Campbell (2005) stresses the weak points of the economy in 1907–1914, linking them to public demands for more Progressive interventions. The Panic of 1907 was followed by a small decline in real wages and increased unemployment, with both trends continuing until World War I.”

    “In the Gilded Age (late 19th century) the parties were reluctant to involve the federal government too heavily in the private sector, except in the area of railroads and tariffs. In general, they accepted the concept of laissez-faire, a doctrine opposing government interference in the economy except to maintain law and order. This attitude started to change during the depression of the 1890s when small business, farm, and labor movements began asking the government to intercede on their behalf.”

    Many of today’s U.S. regulatory agencies were created during these years

    “In 1913, Henry Ford dramatically increased the efficiency of his factories by large-scale use of the moving assembly line

    “The most urgent need was better transportation. […] the need was for much better roads. The traditional method of putting the burden o[f] maintaining roads on local landowners was increasingly inadequate. […] Demands grew for local and state government to take charge. With the coming of the automobile after 1910, urgent efforts were made to upgrade and modernize dirt roads designed for horse-drawn wagon traffic. The American Association for Highway Improvement was organized in 1910. […] The rapidly increasing speed of automobiles, and especially trucks, made maintenance and repair a high priority.”

    “1911. The Principles of Scientific Management.”

    “James W. Rinehart argued that Taylor’s methods of transferring control over production from workers to management, and the division of labor into simple tasks, intensified the alienation of workers that had begun with the factory system of production around the period 1870 to 1890.”

    “Henri Fayol […] 1916 Administration Industrielle et Générale […] According to Fayol, the approach results in a “negation of the principle of unity of command.” […] Taylor must have reconciled the differences in some way not described in Taylor’s works.

    “In the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin was very impressed by Taylorism, which he and Joseph Stalin sought to incorporate into Soviet manufacturing. Taylorism and the mass production methods of Henry Ford thus became highly influential during the early years of the Soviet Union.

    “The easy availability of replacement labor, which allowed Taylor to choose only ‘first-class men,’ was an important condition for his system’s success.” The situation in the Soviet Union was very different. “Because work is so unrhythmic, the rational manager will hire more workers than he would need if supplies were even in order to have enough for storming.”

    “Taylor and his theories […] in the 1921 dystopian novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.”

    “giant Green Wall to separate […] citizens from […] nature […] “There is no final revolution. Revolutions are infinite.” […] The novel uses mathematical concepts symbolically.”

    Climatic revelation of just ice without heated revolution stabilizes peace by piece with no green left.