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Is Trump poised to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord?

Is Trump poised to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord?

Decision on #ClimExit slated for next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB5DxzBLmaA

President Donald Trump concluded his first trip abroad as Commander-in-Chief with a speech at the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily before returning to Washington, D.C., saying that his the nine-day international tour was a home run.

“But we have been gone for close to nine days. This will be nine days. And I think we hit a home run no matter where we are,” Trump said in Italy.

…The president is heading back to Washington, D.C. following a trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium. After meeting with the Pope, Trump traveled to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and concluded his trip in Sicily at the G7 summit.

“I can think of no better way to conclude our first foreign trip than to spend the time with you right here with the incredible men and women of the United States Navy and with all of our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines and our great civilians who support them,” Trump said.

However, it seems that German Chancellor Angela Merkel thinks President Trump stuck out during the G7 meeting by failing to sign-on to the Paris Climate Accord declaration at the conclusion of that summit.

The G7 declaration will give US President Donald Trump time to decide whether to keep the US in the Paris climate agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the discussion on climate as “very unsatisfying.”

The declaration released by the Group of Seven (G7) leaders admitted that the US was still “reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics.”

All other six leaders pledged their commitment to the Paris deal. An official announcement is yet to be made.

President Trump indicated who would be deciding the status of American participation in the international climate agreement next week.

Interestingly, some new signals indicate that President Trump is poised to #ClimExit!

U.S. President Donald Trump has told “confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge.

Axios offers these 3 items as leading indicators that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord.

  • EPA staff are quietly working with outside supporters to place op eds favoring withdrawal from Paris.
  • The White House has told Pruitt to lay off doing TV appearances until Trump announces his decision on Paris. (… “It needs to be the President’s victory,” one source said, paraphrasing what Pruitt has told aides.)
  • Top EPA staff were relieved when Trump refused to join the other six nations of the G7 in reaffirming “strong commitment” to the Paris agreement.

They were right to be concerned.  During the G7 meeting, President Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron he was under “heavy pressure” to back the climate deal.

Despite the media insistence that there is 97% scientific consensus on climate change, many climate experts and scientists in related fields want the U.S to #ClimExit. William Happer is a Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, and the former director of energy research of the U.S. Department of Energy. In a recent analysis, he reminds everyone carbon dioxide is essential for life and thinks the time has come to formally withdraw from this inanity:

After withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the United States should commission a national red-team/blue-team review of the basic science of climate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) might have played this important role, but its leadership was quickly captured by political operatives, determined to support climate alarmism, even when this was at odds with the findings of honest scientists who wrote technical parts of IPCC reports.

“Heretical,” off-message science has been ruthlessly suppressed to reassure policymakers that they had the backing of “97 percent” of the scientific establishment. It is time to do an honest job on the science of climate.

Regarding policy, Americans never felt compelled to sign up for international folly in the past. We should once again show leadership and walk away from the Paris Agreement.

My suggestion: If you want President Trump to #ClimExit, then tweet, email, or otherwise contact the White House and lend your support. Consider it the counterbalance to the “heavy pressure” that has been placed by climate alarmist globalists. It couldn’t hurt!

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Photosynthesis – Plants/Plankton turning Sunlight/CO2/H2O into Food & O2; neither animal nor blade of grass would exist, absent CO2. It extends growing seasons & lets plants move higher in altitude & Latitudes; just as it shrinks deserts, plants using H2O more efficiently. Rising temperatures extend growing seasons, help babies, increase net rainfall & save lives. As CO2 levels rise, photosynthesis flourishes & plants take in more CO2, sparking more plant growth, photosynthesis & CO2 uptake; a win for Gaia. Mankind’s CO2 production may be extending the length of this Glacial Interstitial, because ‘Winter Is Coming’ ( the next Ice Age).
This Cradle of Life is greener, more fertile & life sustaining than it was 30 years ago.

This would be one great step for mankind.

    Tom Servo in reply to Rick. | May 28, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I maintain, as I have from the start, that Trump needs to emphasize that this was a treaty, and could not be entered into on any President’s signature alone. Then he should submit it to the Senate and vow to support their action, whatever that may be.

    That gives him McConnell and all of McConnell’s political allies, who will make sure that it dies. He has to has some political allies on this issue, and this is the easiest way to force a lot of them to buy into his cause.

    It also will make it almost impossible to resurrect.

      I don’t see this being resurrected. This was the moment for a very complicated international mechanism based on a lie to become established. It is about to fail. Only the masters of the universe support it. There is no democratic support for taxing wealth redistribution.

      Were it to find a new life, it would take years to scale that cliff again via multinational Congressional negotiations which would very likely be met with a presidential veto were it to go that far.

      So no, I think Trump is slaying a monster that should have been strangled in the crib long ago. Now maybe we can go back to the ideas that allowed mankind to climb out of darkness and ignorance in the first place. We are never going to solve anything important with complicated and expensive Rube Goldberg inventions.

      Science is only useful when it asks the right questions, openly tests hypothetical models with honesty and integrity and accepts the conclusion with the understanding that “not false” is not the same “true”. There is always a better question to ask in seeking a better solution. Scientism is NOT science. Science is NEVER settled.

      Liz in reply to Tom Servo. | May 28, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Or…could Congress write some legislation stating that they consider it to be a treaty and do not agree to the Climate Accord.

      Don’t let Trump waffle on the issue. OF course that means that they can’t waffle on the matter either.

        That will never happen. Voters don’t want it and Trump would veto it. Not a battle worth fighting.

          I think the phrasing of my point was a bit off – I meant that Congress should vote and reject the Climate Accord/Treaty and get Trump to sign it. Or what Conrad is saying…..

        ConradCA in reply to Liz. | May 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        The Senate can declare thatt it’s a treaty an hold a vote. That’s what McConnel should have done with Tyrant Obama the Liar’s “Help Iran Build Nuclear Weapons, ICBMs and Dominate the Middle East ” treaty. Instead he chose the help Obame destroy the USA.

          Tom Servo in reply to ConradCA. | May 29, 2017 at 11:56 am

          I agree, but as fractious as all of the Republicans have been, it would be nice to see them all get on board and work together for once.

I love the Merkel quotes telling us that the UK and US are no longer reliable “partners”.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/merkel-warns-us-britain-no-longer-reliable-partners/

Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.

“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” she added.

Yes Angela, the UK and US still believe that sovereign democratic Republics are superior than your one-world-without-borders plutocracy. It must be reassuring to realize that Justin and Emmanuel are your new main partners. Let’s hope they can stop making googly eyes long enough to be helpful. Justin and his parasitic Canadian micro-economy will be particularly useful.

We had a similar discussion with King George III a while back. As with George, we refuse to knuckle under to your ambitions and we won’t fund them. So “take our fate into our own hands” and pay for it yourselves. Very mature.

    Excellent.

      Merkel sounds as clueless as Hillary and her shrill attacks on Trump for being an “existential threat” to freedom and democracy. Both are corrupt liars living in a permanent “opposite day” universe. Merkel might have just as well told the US and UK: “Go find yourselves another parasite!”

Mutti Merkel is out of her mind. Muslims are eating the vital organs away and she is yammering about “climate” policy? Climate is climate and it will take care of itself. Re Britain and America…it was the English speaking world that had to rescue the world from German madness in the first half of the last century.

Yep, we are outta here.
And the entire Paris agreement is pointless without the U.S. because they won’t have anyone to fleece.

    rabidfox in reply to snowshooze. | May 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Sort of like the two wolves discussing lunch suddenly discover that the ‘sheep’ is much bigger and badder than they are and it, in fact, not a sheep at all.

We already know that Germany does not kick in their fair share to NATO, but I wonder how much economic activity the presence of US military bases have on a local economy?

I live in Oklahoma and there are plenty of installations here – Tinker AFB with the Air Logistics Center, Vance and Altus AFB, Ft Sill Army base, McAlester ammo plant are some of the larger places. Whenever Congress was discussing base closures, there was a lot of anxious people in the state since the economic impact was substantial.

Perhaps we need to remind Germany of our economic impact on their country. It would be interesting to find out the impact of when the US leaves a military base – Subic Bay, anyone?

I hope the answer to the question is “Yes”.

The UN conference on climate change first pushed for the Kyoto Protocol. That failed. The Doha Agreement amended the Kyoto Protocol setting targets for signatory states to be met by 2012. That failed. Instead of again amending the Kyoto Protocol, as amended by Doha, the UN Conference on Climate Change decided what is really needed for success is just a change of name to Paris Agreement. That should without a doubt unequivocally ensure success. What did Albert Einstein say about insanity?

Anything obama touched should be burned.

Trump must have replaced every toilet and doorknob in the White House after obama and that beast that fronts for his wife vacated.

An excellent piece, Leslie! Prof. William Happer is the head of the CO2 Coalition and, as you know, is arguably the best informed person on the planet about the physics of global warming. Hopefully he will be appointed Trump’s Science Advisor.
Martin Fricke, PhD (nuclear physics)

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