It is time to exit the Paris accord and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens and our country … It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with many, many other locations within our great country, before Paris, France.”

– President Donald Trump

President Trump took the first step to exit the United States from the UN’s Paris Climate Agreement.

The President’s action was great news for America, and a tremendous victory for those of us who have been fighting to get the U.S. out of this ill-founded UN climate accord.

Thank you to everyone who supported CFACT’s efforts and signed our petition urging the White House to break free from this terrible Paris deal.

Your voices were heard!

As you know, CFACT has been researching and sharing the facts that expose the climate campaign from the beginning.  We were there when the Kyoto Protocol was created in 1997, when the UN tried again to bring the U.S. into its climate regime in Copenhagen in 2009, and in Paris in 2015.

With your help CFACT became the most visible and vocal organization engaging in international climate diplomacy to correct the record with freedom as our aim. And now we see the fruits of this hard work.

Thank you Mr. President!

We posted President Trump’s full remarks at

The President is absolutely correct that “this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.”

The UN’s own computer models reveal the Paris Agreement would bring about no meaningful adjustment to the temperature of the Earth – even if every nation complied with it 100% – which will never happen.

Strangling America’s energy supply while other nations expand their use of fossil fuels as fast as their economies will allow does nothing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (assuming that’s even desirable) or affect the climate, unless you’re talking about the economic climate in nations like China and India that are keen to manufacture the products we price our factories out of.

As the President pointed out, “under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years — 13.  They can do whatever they want for 13 years.  Not us.  India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries.  There are many other examples.  But the bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.”

On his way out the door President Obama raided the treasury and transferred a billion dollars to the UN “Green Climate Fund.”  The UN is looking for $2 billion more from America right away and to ramp up to even larger sums from there.

President Trump is not going to play this game anymore. He said, “In 2015, the Green Climate Fund’s executive director reportedly stated that estimated funding needed would increase to $450 billion per year after 2020.  And nobody even knows where the money is going to.”

To be honest, there were a couple of obvious concerns raised by the President’s speech. The first was that President Trump left the door open to renegotiating a new climate treaty. We caution against this, and suggest he subject any such arrangement to “extreme vetting.”  The UN, mercantile nations, climate profiteers and Green campaigners cannot be trusted.

Second, the science allegedly supporting the climate change theory must be re-evaluated. With UN projections and climate models failing miserably, and real-world evidence continuing to cast strong doubt on alarmist claims, it’s time to do a thorough and impartial reevaluation of climate science dogma in general.  We believe it will show that none of the numbers add up.

For now, this is a wonderful change in direction coming from the White House.

International climate policy remains fraught with peril, but for the moment, it is a very good day for America and the world.


  • Craig Rucker

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