Stephen Moore: Paris climate treaty puts America last

Posted: November 24, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, opinion, Politics
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Politicians may see votes in joining the current climate bandwagon. But what happens when the results of their extravagant policies hit home, power becomes less reliable and energy and travel costs soar, all for no discernible benefit?
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Here we are in the midst of the second wave of a once-in-a-half-century pandemic, with the economy flattened and millions of Americans unemployed and race riots in the streets of our major cities.

And Joe Biden says that one of his highest priorities as president will be to…re-enter the Paris Climate Accord.

Trump kept his America First promise and pulled America out of this Obama-era treaty. Biden wants us back in — immediately. Why?

Paris is an unmitigated failure. You don’t have to take my word for it.

National Geographic, a supporter of climate change action, recently ran the numbers and admits in its recent headline: “Most Countries Aren’t Hitting 2030 Climate Goals.” That’s putting it mildly. Most haven’t even reached half their pledged target for emission reductions.

Robert Watson, the former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, laments: “Countries need to double and triple their 2030 reduction commitments to be aligned with the Paris target.” Gee, this sounds like a treaty we definitely should be part of and pay the bills for.

The one country making substantial progress in reducing carbon emissions is the U.S. under President Donald Trump. Even though our gross domestic product is way up over the past four years, our carbon dioxide emissions are DOWN. Our air pollution levels and emissions of lead, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants are at record-low levels.

Meanwhile, Beijing is far and away the largest polluter. Year after year, it makes hollow promises to stop climate change while building dozens of new coal plants. India and its 1 billion people are hooked on coal, too.

Here is Paris in nutshell: We put our coal miners out of their jobs and cripple our $1 trillion oil and gas industry while China and India keep polluting and laugh at us behind our back.

These nations have bigger and more immediate development priorities than worrying about climate change models and their guestimates of the global temperature in 50 years.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. Phoenix44 says:

    Being “Progressive”, Woke or Left-wing has nothing whatsoever to do with what works or what makes life better for those you purport to care about. It is about you. It is about being virtuous and marking yourself out. It is about being right, not doing right. It simply doesn’t matter that Paris will put people out of work – it won’t put you out of work (it will probably create more non-jobs for you) – it means you can parade your virtue for all to see.

  2. jeremyp99 says:

    Mr. Bloke – off article topic but I thought this might be of interest

    https://www.iceagenow.info/the-solar-retrograde-cycle/

    “This is in reference to an article I posted earlier today, that Saturn and Jupiter are about to do something not seen since the year 1226.”

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