The UN wants to "finalize the rule book" for the UN Paris Agreement.
That’s about a 10 percent increase in China’s coal production capacity. China is far away from the green energy renaissance many environmental activists claimed.
AEI's panel wasn’t a debate or even a discussion of pro’s and con’s. It was an echo-chamber of leftist talking points on climate change and carbon taxes.
The UNEP-EPA memorandum is little more than an implementation tool of the Paris agreement and should suffer the same fate.
“What President Trump really did was declare an end to the war on affordable energy for Americans and signal that the world’s greatest republic was no longer going to going to stoop to extra-constitutional means to join governments around the world in seeking new ways to tax their citizens."
China’s Paris accord pledge was to “peak” emissions by 2030, meaning they could increase in the years leading up to then. China’s 4-percent uptick in emissions in the first quarter of 2018 is still in line with its Paris pledge.
Exempting China and India from abiding to the non-binding deal is one of the main reasons why greenhouse gas emission are pitching upward, Environmental rules in the U.S. are causing companies to shift production to countries not tethered to the accord’s strict provisions.
“Tillerson was a supporter of (global warming) at ExxonMobil and during his confirmation hearings. On this issue, Pompeo is definitely an upgrade."
The mayors who failed to successfully control unemployment, welfare dependency, failing schools, drug addiction and violent crime are not very likely to successfully control our global thermostat.
“We are withdrawing, and we made that as clear as it can be. I don’t know how to say it any more clearly."
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen, with climatologist David Legates, asks those who claim that "we are still in" the Paris climate accord pay their equal share of the U.S. payment mandated by the Paris accords? How also will they justify the loss of jobs, revenues, and even the health of their constituents -- almost all of whom were not consulted when these leaders made their high-sounding pronouncements -- all of whom did so without providing a pathway for making the payments to the UN or the early retirement of fossil fuel power sources and replacement with the massive, very expensive wind and solar and biomass units needed to keep America's electrical grid functional without major interruptions in service? The fact is that none of these blowhards can answer these questions, so they prefer to ignore them, hoping they will not have to do so.
The hard economic and environmental realities of wind, solar, and biofuels “alternatives” to fossil fuels will likely awaken other leaders – and persuade other nations to Exit Paris.