Administration officials say President Trump has decided to officially exit the UN’s Paris Climate Agreement!

If this holds true, it is great news for America, the environment, and the world.

The UN’s Paris Climate Agreement imposes massive economic burdens, redistributes fortunes, lines the pockets of profiteers and dictators all while having little or no impact on the temperature of the Earth. It will impoverish people and pressure the environment.

It is the most expensive all-pain, no-gain scenario imaginable.

America would be making the right move in breaking free.

At its founding, America was a developing nation. Getting enough calories and protein in your diet was not a sure thing. For many, hunting was not about sport or wildlife management, but survival. In more settled areas game became scarce.

Why is today’s America canopied by trees and teeming with turkeys, deer, bear, waterfowl, you name it?

Because American economic freedom has made food so plentiful that today the problem is all about people eating too much, not too little. Nature has also rebounded so successfully that we could actually use more hunters, not less.

When the price of energy rises above what people can afford, forests disappear as people turn to firewood. When food becomes scarce and expensive, people pressure the land and animals vanish.

In Africa, habitats disappear and species become endangered when people turn to “bush meat” to put protein on their tables. Even in highly developed Germany trees vanish when government pushes the price of energy above people’s means.

In America free-market innovations such as hydraulic fracturing are defying hostile bureaucracies to keep energy affordable. It took new supplies of natural gas to reduce American CO2 emissions (if that’s your thing) while expensive government solutions remain feckless.

Climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer writes “human health and prosperity depend upon access to affordable energy. Unfortunately, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and its 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, will hurt the human condition by making that energy much more expensive.”

The warming crowd is going way over the top to paint a dire picture of what will happen if President Trump exits the UN Climate Agreement. We provided a taste of the hysteria brewing on the climate Left at

Congratulations to President Trump for reportedly seeing past the hype.

As Dr. Spencer reminds us, “the truth is, we owe it to the poor to get out.”


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.