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Re: Meet The Press's special on climate change yesterday.....

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Three Years In, The Paris Climate Agreement is Already Failing



It’s been a year and a half since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, and contrary to the predictions of many, the sky has yet to fall.

Hype and Hysteria

Former President Barack Obama signed the agreement in 2016, making a pledge to cut America’s greenhouse gas emissions between 26-28% by 2025 (below 2005 levels). Trump pulled out of the agreement in June 2016, and the hysteria immediately began.


“Now we’re just being asked to pretend that Trump is a good president when he’s obviously an incompetent one. No thanks,” wrote the New York Times’ Ross Douthat. Nancy Pelosi blasted the “grave threat to our planet.” DNC head Tom Perez called it “a global embarrassment and a gross abdication of American leadership.” Tom Steyer, a billionaire political donor that liberals don’t have a problem with, called Trump’s decision a “traitorous act of war against the American people.”

Vanity Fair writer Tina Nguyen speculated that Trump’s actions were simply motivated to cause liberals pain, citing a handful of conservatives who mocked the above hysteria.


Sane takes were hard to come by.


The Cato Institute, no friend of Trump, praised the decision, noting that the Paris Agreement would do little to actually combat climate change while imposing massive costs that disproportionately fall on the American taxpayer.


As they wrote in a public statement:


The Paris climate treaty is climatically insignificant. The EPA’s own models show it would only lower global warming by an inconsequential two-tenths of a degree Celsius by 2100. The cost to the U.S.—in the form of required payments of $100 billion per year from the developed to the developing world—is too great for the inconsequential results. These very real expenses will consume money that could be used by the private sector to fund innovative new technologies that are economically sound and can power our society with little pollution.

The goal of the Paris agreement is to bring temperatures down “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.


So, a year and a half out, who was right?


Dan Bongino



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Re: Meet The Press's special on climate change yesterday.....

Message 22 of 24

Fake news, as usual.  Chuck Todd is not a scientist.  He is a subaverage Joe with a microphone and camera pointed at him.

You are getting sleepy.
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Re: Meet The Press's special on climate change yesterday.....

Message 23 of 24

Yep, I watched it yesterday. Good for Chuck Todd. Deniers show their ignorance and/or pure partisanship over the issue of climate change. Interestingly, changes are happening on the state levels and even private industries are moving in the direction of addressing climate change. If we had a true leader in the White House, America could take the lead on developing, manufacturing, and switching to alternative renewable energies. By leading the world in this we could create millions of jobs and boost our economy for decades to come. More importantly, we would be leaving a legacy to our grandchildren and future generations. I hope we don't wait too long, we are rapidly approaching the point of no return.


Let the deniers whine ............... just do it.

"The only thing that man learns from history is that man learns nothing from history."
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Meet The Press's special on climate change yesterday.....

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Chuck Todd would not give  any time to climate deniers, and said he would not indulge anyone who ignored the facts. This was on a special edition of Sunday's "Meet The Press" yesterday. He said further " we are not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled even if political opinion is not."


Good for him!

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