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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