America’s first victory in battle against climate alarmism
STAY FROSTY! Media’s apoplectic, apocalyptic reaction to Trump dumping the Paris Climate Accord a sign of more battles to come.
I have been involved in the fight against climate alarmists and their economy crushing policies since 2009 when I reported on the flaws in the climate models during an informative lecture given in San Diego.
Eight years later, I nervously awaited the announcement on the Paris Climate Accord, as I wasn’t certain that President Donald Trump would follow through on his promise to withdraw because of the intense pressure he was under. But withdraw he did, with a historic address that should be on list of best presidential speeches in American history.
Trump’s remarks were exceptionally detailed on economic as well as technical matters, and he clearly spelled out the need to #ClimExit. They were peppered with asides that highlighted his concern for American workers.
Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates. This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs — not what we need — believe me, this is not what we need — including automobile jobs, and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely. They rely for so much, and we would be giving them so little.
He offered specifics on exactly why this agreement, signed by President Obama, was extremely unfair to this nation.
China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement. India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. Think of it: India can double their coal production. We’re supposed to get rid of ours. Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants.
Trump revealed real, unfiltered data related to global warming:
Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree….Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. Tiny, tiny amount. In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone would wipe out the gains from America — and this is an incredible statistic — would totally wipe out the gains from America’s expected reductions in the year 2030…
What was my favorite part of this address? While there were dozens of gems (I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris), I truly savored the way he ripped the Green Climate Fund for the redistributionist inanity it is.
The Green Fund would likely obligate the United States to commit potentially tens of billions of dollars of which the United States has already handed over $1 billion — nobody else is even close; most of them haven’t even paid anything — including funds raided out of America’s budget for the war against terrorism.
How can I comfortably assert that the Paris Accord Address will go down in history as an exceptional speech? The media reaction has been apoplectic and apocalyptic! For example, within an hour, the Los Angeles Times had published 4 separate articles deriding this move, including one that asserted President Trump was acting against the recommendations of his generals.
I had some fun trolling the Los Angeles Times Facebook post today that reported California’s governor saying that our state is “ready for battle”.
My comment and some of the responses:
One exchange I particularly enjoyed explains why Trump won in the first place.
Texas was also a source of scorn and derision…which is fascinating, because 2 of or Legal Insurrection authors come from those states.
Then, there was this chestnut:
I was sorry to break the news to Kaeley that secession was off the table….unless Brown really is going to initiate a civil war!
I offer these as examples of the type of attacks, false accusations, and harassment that anyone who has been involved in fighting back against eco-activism has been subjected to routinely. One of the men who presented at the 2009 lecture was Dr. Roger Cohen, an exceptional physicist who kindly reviewed my reports and offered insights and advice. He bravely faced down climate alarmists.
Sadly, he passed away shortly before Election Day. Lorraine Yapps Cohen, his widow (a chemist who has also supported my science reporting efforts), had this to say about the news of the withdrawal:
Roger’s colleagues in physics and I are rejoicing Trump’s thumbs down on the Paris Treaty. Roger constantly commiserated that CO2 is not the problem, although conventional uninformed alarmist wisdom says it is, particularly from our tailpipes. Nothing could be farther from the truth as CO2 molecules do not come with little labels disclosing their source. And, if they did, they would say they came from all the breathless exhale of climate alarmists.
Roger disputed that carbon (as CO2) caused any warming, that honest, unaltered science thought CO2 to be the consequence rather than the driver of temperature increases, that increasing CO2 in the air was sourced by natural phenomena rather than mostly man-made, and that to decrease CO2 to levels required by regulation would start to starve plants, making more folks on the planet to starve accordingly.
It’s a happy day in Roger’s heaven and on our Earth that Trump walked out on that destructive treaty.
So, I dedicate today’s post to Roger, Lorraine, and all those other rebel scientists who have been on the front lines of the battle against eco-activism.
This victory is sweet, but if the media reaction is any indication, there are many more battles to come.
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Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal:
Breitbart also covered this and cited the Logan Act that specifically prohibits such ex parte diplomacy:
This could trigger a civil war were it to get legs. I’d be interested in hearing what our professor has to say on this. Probably working on it already. I’ll look into Power Line to see if they are on it yet.
Awesome Facebook comments, Leslie. Way to go!
We barely avoided catastrophic anthropogenic climate change and returned to a normal state of climate change.
I think you mean Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration.
The acronym works out better.
Hey, thanks a lot, clintack. You made me choke on my coffee!
I think we’ve gone into “Climate Drama” now, maybe even “Climate Melodrama”. So many Climate Drama queens in the media and the Left (but I repeat myself).
Why is carbon dioxide toxic in America but not in China or India? Speaking as a carbon life form, I say it’s about time! I am NOT toxic ANYWHERE!
Do you consume dihydrogen monoxide?
I have no idea what I’m talking about.
I not only consume it, I exhale it and excrete it.
Yes – and I am consuming that awful chemical in the solid state, though the C2H6O (or vodka) is melting it.
You’re spot on – this is a great day!
Why it’s almost another VE Day (Victory OVER Europe).
Maybe this will put secession back on the table.
A TERRIFIC piece, Leslie.
The left-wing Democrats, their media sycophants, and the global warming cultists are going nuts. President Trump has once again has shown he will not be intimidated by them. Hooray!
Martin Fricke, PhD (physics)
What mathematically illiterate people fail to understand is the SCALE issue. Climate change occurs on a geologic time scale. You need a LOT more than 100 years of measurements to put things in perspective.
Yeah, just studying the veins in Hilldabeast’s leg won’t work.
It’s really interesting to read the hyperventilating about the hurricane forecasts. They always talk about the historic numbers of hurricanes, but many of them are really “fish storms” or way out in the Atlantic where no one would have known about before weather satellites.
Same thing about tornadoes – the doppler radar and improvements make it easier to detect the storms, but how many were not reported in the “old” days since they were in the plains and didn’t do any significant damage.
Darn that Trump! He has doomed us all…oh lookie…it’s raining. Never mind. MAGA
Trump did very well.
Especially with the end-run offer to re-negotiate!
That jerked the rugs right out from under them.
Leslie – you are welcome to move to my adopted state of Oklahoma. We have a great state here.
Yes…yes you do. Frankly, the clock is ticking on exactly how long we will remain in the State of Perpetual Drama.
CA Senate just passed “bare bones” version of single-payer healthcare bill (tax that will effectively eliminate health care in CA)
I still don’t expect it to pass but then nobody thought it would even go as far as it has. Nothing surprises me anymore about CA. If this passes, I’ll be gone in 2-3 months. For less than I pay for rent in Pasadena, I could own a 3-4 bedroom house with a view in Prescott AZ. My clients are so scattered across the country these days that I can work anywhere I want. So far, Prescott is the place that has my interest. I was hoping to have another 1-2 years to look around.
Clearly the climate and the environment don’t actually mean anything to liberals who are wailing harder than a far chick in a brothel right now!
Guarantee you that each and ever one if those coal fired power stations being built in China and India are about as clean as that fat chick in a brothel and will end up devastating the ecology around each if those sites.
The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. But let’s be honest here for a minute. This has nothing to do with saving the planet and everything to do with destroying the economic might if America, a goal the last President was only too happy to help achieve.
The dumb politicians in my state CT, are saying stuff like “CO2 is a poisonous gas”.
Typical self-loathing carbon-based life forms. See cliff, jump.
It is a poison. So is water. That’s why the body expels them. The body depends on many poisons.
How is it that it takes 4 years to exit this boondoggle? It’s not a treaty and as such should be able to be wiped clean by Trump’s signature. Yet for some reason, Tyrant Obama the Liar’s signature commits us to this disaster for 4 years.
That’s one opinion. I suspect 4 months if that.
The anger is over loss of access to American taxpayers’ money and credit. Same anger a thief has finding the safe door impervious to their ministrations. Americans wanted to be protected from the likes of, still do. Elected the person to do it, who brought in experts to make it happen.
Not the first victory. W’s first major act as president was to pull out of Kyoto, which similar to Paris had been opposed by the senate but embraced by the preceding president.