The garbage passed off by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement as being finalized and unstoppable is anything but that. Global warming alarmists everywhere think they have the deal sealed. The following article by Kerry Jackson of Investor’s Business Daily perfectly explains the dilemma which the warmists face.
Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the Paris climate deal is unstoppable. That’s nothing more than what he wants the world to think. It can be stopped in the U.S., and if that happens, it will be shut down.
And who needs it anyway? The Earth is cooling.
Moon and French President Francois Hollande, both horrified that American voters would choose a candidate who isn’t squeezing political mileage out of the man-made global warming hysteria, announced a week after Donald Trump was elected that the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions will not be rescinded.
Moon said “what was once unthinkable has become unstoppable.” Hollande called the deal “irreversible.”
Certainly the elitists who want to run the world through the government policies and international agreements they enact after they’ve frightened the public about some phantom menace or other tried their best to make sure that’s the case. The Paris deal was ratified just before Trump won the election, most likely in a hasty effort to put it in place in the event that Trump was elected. Now they can sit back and say it’s a done deal.
But it’s not.
The ratification is as about as meaningful as the votes of school boys who meet in a basement and vote for the president of their no-girls-allowed club. In this country, a treaty has to be confirmed by the Senate, and though President Obama has formally accepted the agreement, he never took it to the Senate for approval, because he knew it would be rejected.
Obama’s signed acceptance is a scrap of paper with little authority, just the selfish, unilateral, pen-and-phone act of one person among 325 million. Without the U.S. as a fully bound party to an authentic treaty, the deal might as well have never been written.
Some fear that if Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal, he would put the country in difficult straits in other matters of international cooperation. Nonsense. Quite a few nations privately would like to see Trump topple the entire structure. They might have to publicly appear upset and blame Trump so they won’t run afoul of the man-made global warming narrative and the bullies who enforce it. But they know that their economies will fare better without Paris’ imposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions.
China and India, both of which have warned Trump not to pull out of the accord, are two countries that would be far better off without it. No one would be surprised if these nations, which rank first and fourth in global greenhouse gas emissions, said “we’re out” if Trump retracted Obama’s “acceptance,” because their efforts would be useless.
If the U.S. doesn’t participate, the overall emissions targets are likely to never be met. Beijing and New Delhi would be hanging themselves for nothing in return if they stayed in the regime.
Actually, if a recent report is correct, even if all countries cut their emissions more deeply than the targets set in the Paris deal, the efforts would still be useless. According to the Real Climate Science blog, there has been “record global cooling over the last eight months.”
The alarmists will pooh-pooh the report, of course. But it can be no more erroneous than their record. Their climate models have overestimated the warming, sometimes wildly so, and the temperature record is at best uncertain. Trump just might be the adult who will finally tell the children their game is over.
Great article. Salient points. I enjoy watching alarmists squirm when they think they have the world by the tail only to be swung by their own tails.