Trump Would Renogotiate Paris Climate Agreement

Trump Would Renogotiate Paris Climate Agreement

“I’m not a believer in man-made global warming,” says Trump.
Three cheers for Trump!

Donald TrumpIn an interview with Reuters, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump threw climate alarmists into a tizzy by saying he would renegotiate the conditions for America’s involvement in the United Nations’ global climate accord reached in Paris in December 2015.

It’s no secret Trump is a climate skeptic. In an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Trump said, “I’m not a believer in man-made global warming. I mean, Obama thinks it’s the number-one problem of the world today, and I think it’s very low on the list – we have much bigger problems.” Trump is also no fan of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on the stump promising to cut its budget dramatically and review all its regulations, eliminating many because, Over-regulation presents one of the greatest barriers to entry into markets and one of the greatest costs to businesses that are trying to stay competitive.

Trump’s views on the Paris climate treaty thus should come as little surprise. “I will be looking at that [the Paris climate agreement] very, very seriously, and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum,” the billionaire developer told Reuters.

“[T]hose agreements are one-sided agreements and they are bad for the United States,” Trump said, adding he does not believe China, the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide, would adhere to its pledge under the Paris deal.

“Not a big fan because other countries don’t adhere to it, and China doesn’t adhere to it, and China’s spewing into the atmosphere.”

The Obama administration pledged a 26 to 28 percent domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2025 compared to 2005, while China’s emissions will continue to grow unabated at least until 2030, when it believes its emissions will plateau.

The United States is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. If Trump pulls the United States out of the agreement, it could mean the end of the accord.

Former French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who helped broker the deal, said in early May the U.S. election was critical to the agreement’s future. “If a climate change denier was to be elected, it would threaten dramatically global action against climate disruption,” Fabius said.

Built into the Paris agreement is a provision meant to keep countries in the accord in the event a new government comes in and wants to withdraw. The clause says any nation wanting to withdraw will first have to wait four years.

However, no country is bound by the agreement unless it actually legally adopts the accord – that is, until the accord has been ratified by the country’s government body. Congress has not ratified the Paris accord, and so the United States can drop out.

In addition, since there are no legally binding penalties for not adopting or dropping out of the treaty, or for a country missing its climate targets, moral suasion is the only tool member countries would have to keep in the Paris agreement countries that wish to withdraw.

Good luck with that!

— H. Sterling Burnett

SOURCE: Reuters

Reprinted by permission of Climate Change Weekly #214

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29 thoughts on “Trump Would Renogotiate Paris Climate Agreement”

  1. The US is the second largest emitter of green house gases!
    Wow! So France is low down on the list? Amazing that 325 million people produce so little realtive to the size of other countries.

    Let’s look at the per person footprint relative to the equivalent standard of living of the comparison countries. The mind boggles.

    • The primary source of Human emitted CO2 and SO2 for that matter is electricity production; a close second is the Cement and Iron smelting process with the latter using significant amount of of electricity in its production process.
      France converted much of its electricity generation to home built PWR Nuclear generation plus subsidised renewables without any of the green taxes that is ham stringing the UKs economy hence the drop is CO2 production. The UK dashed for Gas and has closed the majority of its coal plants and is in the process of closing the rest. Over the next 4 years the UK margin on max generation is now 1% instead of 16% as in the past.
      UK power costs and green levies (taxes) to the guy in the street are the highest in Europe, our process industry cannot afford to complete, and are exporting valuable jobs to countries where energy is cheap.
      All because of the Climate bigot’s lies championed by the UK Labour party, and made worse by the Liberal party in coalition with the Conservatives in the previous government.
      All of them will rue the day that they were hoodwinked into these Agenda 21 energy policies, at the moment the Green terrorists are winning. However, our variable star’s cyclic energy production has an alternative outcome in process, which will scotch that political nightmare from being realised.
      The next 30 years will reproduce the winter depths of Dalton and Maunder, World Wide. Sea levels will drop with the fall in temperature, as ice and snow is built up on the Ice Caps and Glaciers.
      If I’m lucky I might just see the end of SC25 and see off this modern Solar Grand Minimum, a modern mini ice age! Although, I expect many of my aging peers will find it difficult to avoid the colds and flu that is to come in the harsh winters we can now expect .

      • and theyve been so VERY vocal and media centric
        its really easy to name n shame
        and withdraw their funding n placements to people doing REAL honest work instead 😉
        roll on the day!!!

        Trumps made some recent worrisome calls ie Guliani for DHS head
        dealing with Adelson
        and supporting Israel same as so many prior.
        even with all that
        comaprison to Killary makes him still a better option.

  2. What is there to renegotiate? It’s all Marxist BS.
    We will soon find out that’s the same as Trump BS.

    • The Truth says,
      “We will soon find out that’s the same as Trump BS.”

      That is ignorance not ‘Truth’ speaking.

      I went out and bought Trump’s books, to figure the guy out before deciding who I would support. Is he brash? Yes, but he also loves this country and more important Trump has a vested interest in making the US economy great again. He went through 4 bankruptcies (Chapter 11 reorganization that saves the company and jobs) due to recessions and unlike Mitt Romney lost money. (Mitt’s bankruptcies all made money for Baine Capital)

      Over the last 20 years Trump’s positions on the USA and the economy have been basically the same. The guy is a BILLIONAIRE he has ZERO reason to spend his OWN money on a bid for President except for a love of country.

      On a side note, I have been on the net for years and never had comments banned and yet in the last months I have been banned from several sites for stating the truth and now have my IP address banned!

      To put it bluntly I and many others have been CENSORED because we support Trump!

      At this point we have just two choices, Trump and hope like heck he is not lying or Serfdom via globalism.

      The killer, besides open borders is the Trans-pacific Partnership which has an easy in for any country (like China) who wants to join. Once ratified (And thanks to Cruz’s Fast track it only take 1/3 of the Senate to approve, not 2/3) ANY corporation can use ANY treaty (like the Paris Accord) to challenge US laws AND a tribunal of NON-AMERICANS will decide not the Supreme Court.

      For the USA the EU equivalent is The Sovereignty-Busting Trans-Pacific Partnership


      This treaty literally strips the USA of sovereignty and allows totalitarian rule by Corporations and bureaucrats with a bit of help from NGOs to add a veneer of ‘democracy.’

      ” ….TPP Parties aim to have these disputes resolved through impartial, unbiased panels. … Panels will consider requests from non-governmental entities located in the territory of any disputing Party to provide written views regarding the dispute to panels during dispute settlement proceedings.

      Panels will be composed of three international trade and subject matter experts independent of the disputing Parties, with procedures available to ensure that a panel can be composed even if a Party fails to appoint a panelist within a set period of time. These panelists will be subject to a code of conduct to ensure the integrity of the dispute settlement mechanism.

      To maximize compliance, the Dispute Settlement chapter allows for the use of trade retaliation (e.g., suspension of benefits), if a Party found not to have complied with its obligations fails to bring itself into compliance with its obligations. Before use of trade retaliation, a Party found in violation can negotiate or arbitrate a reasonable period of time in which to remedy the breach….”

      The Groniad says this about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement:
      ” Leading arbitration lawyer, George Kahale (chairman of Curtis, Mallet-Provost, Colt & Mosie LLP, an international law firm) says there are critical loopholes in the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s investment chapter that leave Australia wide open:

      “….an MFN clause is tantamount to a classic wipeout move. It would enable foreign corporations from TPP states to make a claim against Australia based on the ISDS provisions in any other trade deal Australia has signed, no matter which country it was signed with. That means it does not matter how carefully the TPP is drafted: foreign investors can cherrypick another treaty Australia has signed, and sue the Australian government based on the provisions included in that treaty…..”

      From The Hill by former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris

      The TPP, generally supported by pro-free-trade Republicans but opposed by labor-union Democrats, reportedly contains a barely noticed provision that allows for the free migration of labor among the signatory nations. Patterned after similar provisions in the treaties establishing the European Union, it would override national immigration restrictions in the name of facilitating the free flow of labor.

      The draft treaty, now under discussion among 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and Japan, makes provision for needed labor to move across national boundaries without restraint. While much of the commentary on the deal has been focused on high-skill, white-collar migration, it could easily be interpreted as allowing farm workers and others to flow back and forth without legal regulation…..

      Curtis Ellis, executive director of the American Jobs Alliance, calls the trade deal “a Trojan horse for Obama’s immigration agenda” on The Hill’s Contributor’s blog. He notes that “one corporate trade association says bluntly that ‘The TPP should remove restrictions on nationality or residency requirements for the selection of personnel.’ ”

    • Why bother renegotiating? Don’t sign and it goes away. Real environmental issues exist, clean water and air.

  3. One the record and reported broadly are comments from UN officials who have pointed out that the Climate Agenda is all about redistribution of wealth, not climate. Thus it takes money from developed nations and gives it to poorer nations.

    Actually it’s an out right lie created to give the ignorant and under informed a reason to believe them and support their agenda.

    Now, lets think this through. The UN supports a concept of eliminating 7 billion people on this planet while keeping 500,000,000 as inhabitants. These lucky few will be the ultra rich, most highly educated and most politically connected. No egos in this crowd to worry about. Everything will go very well as all these fine egos’ and money mongers TRY to figure out who will wash their cars, fly their planes, do their laundry, cook their foods and clean their houses. Nirvana. What could possibly go wrong? Obviously they plan to grovel in the grass and have none of the technology they have today. Does any of their plan make any since. No. Not one idea of it.

  4. I totally agree with trump. We have much bigger problems. isis and north korea are our biggest threats. Obama and kerry saying climate change is our biggest threats how stupid do you think we are. We have other problems too take care of.

  5. Okay, after the nonstop scientifically “proven” fact repeated over and over by everyone that we are constantly breaking month after month of hottest ever records which NO ONE on Earth disputes, the weather in Washington DC remains cold. How cold? 20 degrees below average. Wait, I thought you said that 2 degrees above average was catastrophic? When was the last time it was this cold? Must be an aberration, right? 300 years ago when Washington DC was first colonized? No? Last year? Oh. So the record is either last year or 100 years ago it seems, usually.

    The only way the could honestly record month after month of record satellite readings perhaps is if they launched it during a solar minimum. Then yes, lo and behold, it’s getting hotter. Weird.

    • There is not honesty in the NOAA camp; they are after all part of the 1984 ministry of misinformation.
      The satellite information has been discounted as erroneous as its doesn’t conform to their AGW belief system, or to the carefully hacked climate models, nor does it fit with the Democrat Gullible Warmists view on taxing CO2 via Carbon Credits, and certain politically biased individuals to make lots of cash on the back of it.
      However, the satellite information coupled with the solar satellite information shows the rise in solar output since the 1970s matching after the 10 years temperature lag period, the rise in ocean temperatures, particularly those regions covered by the tropical Hadley cell.
      While we are talking about the oceans, there is a oceanic dividing line in the Atlantic between cold Artic waters and semi tropical waters, that dividing line or mixing area in UK Coastal waters is where the Cod species spawn. During the previous three solar cycles the oceanic dividing line moved a significant way north, and the Cod species stocks collapsed, the oceanic dividing line has now moved to the south of the UK waters and Cod stock are now recovering. Yes over fishing played a part by reducing the number of adults able to breed, but the solar induced climate change removed the Cods ability to breed in their normal breeding grounds because the water was to warm from 1985 to 2008.

    • Meteorological stations all started during or after the Little Ice Age. Rising recorded temperatures reflect the rebound from the LIA, not the industrial revolution as claimed by the AGW’ers.

  6. What Donald Trump means by “renegotiate” is, “give them the finger”. He’s just being polite.

    He won’t “win” the election against Clinton anyway (unfortunately), its rigged.

  7. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    Can’t believe people still fall for this trick.

  8. Quote:
    Former French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who helped broker the deal, said in early May the U.S. election, was critical to the agreement’s future. “If a climate change denier was to be elected, it would threaten dramatically global action against climate disruption,” Fabius said.
    The climate has since the world gained an atmosphere and will continue to change, cyclically, regardless of what puny human do. The simple fact is that insects have more impact on the environment, atmosphere and ecosystem than we ever have, or ever will.
    The climate warms and cools in Interglacial and during glacial periods, During Interglacials’ CO2 rises with the temperature, it falls away to its lowest points shortly before the start of an Interglacial.
    What is apparent that the artificial increase in average temperatures manufactured by the Anglo Saxon Met Offices in the attempt to maintain the so called hockey stick rise and for-fill the promise of the climate models, has only just about maintained the pause, The pause has been helped by a fortuitous Le Nino which has delayed the worst effects of the North American winter. However, late winter is still in full cry in Central and North Asia. The next nine NH winters will be humdingers.
    The UK Met office has already commented that this is the coldest UK May since the 1886, Europe is not much better and it may be June before it starts to warmup. 1886 was during SC13 on the declining edge one of the first cycles in the 1900s series referred to as Charvatovo ordered phased, no Grand Minima or high out cycles either, however low in solar energy output.

  9. Trump isn’t perfect by any means… he has a tendency to open mouth and insert foot and needs to learn how to present his ideas more diplomatically. But I agree with his positions and respect his guts … so he’ll get my vote with no qualms over either of the other idiots currently trying for in line for POTUS.

    And for the record Hillary (in case your listening), I’m female.

  10. Is this the same Trump who believed in AGW at the start of the campaign?
    Trust him as far as you can throw him and his otherwise twin politically Hillary.
    Taking anything he says as his word is folly.

  11. Is he just saying what people want to hear?
    Will he break every promise made?
    Will they do a JFK if he doesn’t do as he is told?

    Rockefeller and Rothschild etc are the real rulers.
    POTUS and politicians are just their lackeys.

  12. I believe that there certainly is something going on with our collective climates but I also believe that the world’s biggest polluters are the ones that need to do something about it. We continually hear that Canada must reduce its carbon footprint.
    Canada’s contribution to carbon emissions is at the most 2%. I am not saying “Well that’s alright, we can do whatever we want”. We have to ensure that our carbon contribution does not increase beyond our 2% contribution. Countries like China and India must lead the way.

    • CO2 is not a pollutant, nor is it a direct and potent so called Green House Gas. It is a lag indicator of the CO2 saturation of our oceans. The real Green House gas is more abundant, its water vapour.
      However, I agree where industrial pollution occurs it should be cleaned up; real pollution actors are poisons not plant food in a gaseous form.
      The so called 2% rise will only take the average temperature back to that of the Medieval Warm Period, far less than the previous three solar warm periods. That rise will take place during the next solar warm period from 2056 to 2185 when the next Solar Grand minimum commences.

  13. Although me and my family are not great supporters of trump I have to agree with him on this man made global warming bullshit. Soon to come those believers are in for a wild ride! Can’t wait to see that sissy look on there face as they start shedding there tears of regret! Ha ha ha ha!

  14. While I agree with DT that human activities have little or no effect on climate change (the climate has been changing all the time for hundreds of millions of years), how does he expect to renegotiate with 170 other countries that believe climate change is our fault? To renegotiate anything, both sides, or all sides, have to be willing to renegotiate.

    I’d just lay out my evidence to show that global warming / climate change is all natural and organic, announce that the treaty was a big mistake, and repudiate it.

  15. “I’m not a believer in man-made global warming,” says Trump, a very weak statement, he should be ashamed of his own ignorance.

    If he knew what he was doing, he’d say, “The paleoclimatological evidence clearly shows that the clmate has been changing, warming, and cooling, all the time, for hundreds of millions of years,” and force the world to look at the evidence.

    “Believer” means nothing, anybody can believe anything, and no matter what it is some people do. Proof? Look at the dozens, hundreds, of different religions in which people believe, and they all believe their religion is the one and only true religion.

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