Paris Climate Agreement Exposed As Total Sham: Trump Proven Right
Pact to address climate change and carbon emission has been exposed as 'worthless'
Flashback to the literal implosion of leftists and radical environmentalists following President Donald Trump's 2017 announcement he was to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change Obama signed the nation into.
The media frenzy that ensued was unparalleled as many claimed unchecked air and water pollution would soar, humans would suffer and die from climate-related illnesses, and of course, it was all Trump's fault.
But all the uproar from the President's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement was just noise, according to a report from Investor’s Business Daily.
The international pact to address climate change and carbon emission has been exposed as basically worthless.
The agreement, approved by former President Barack Obama as “a turning point for our planet” seeing 200 nations make pledges to slash carbon dioxide emissions by foolish quantities, has now been exposed as a case of all talk and no action.
A new report was released by an organization called Climate Transparency, which focused on the top G-20 nations and looked closely at the actions of the individual country.
The process included investigating the latest emissions reports from 2017 along with 80 other indicators such as “decarbonization, climate policies, finance and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.”
The study revealed that none of the G-20 nations had made pledges that came remotely close to being in line with the intentions set by the Paris Agreement, which based itself on a United Nations-declared minimum adequate levels of CO2 emissions that would limit the “catastrophic” global warming.
So even if all of the G-20 nations had met the pledged CO2 reduction of the aris Agreement, they still would not have met the goal of reduction to meet the far lower level of CO2 as set by the U.N.
According to the WJ: On top of that, the study found that most of the G-20 nations weren’t even on track to meet the meager CO2 emissions reductions they had pledged themselves to.
The study specifically called out the European Union as “not on track to meet its 2030 target” — as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Turkey.
Making circumstances even worse, more than half of the G-20 nations saw their level of CO2 emissions rise over the past two years, despite the pledges to reduce such emissions. Specifically, those nations are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Turkey.
Meanwhile, according to Investor’s Business Daily, Saudi Arabia is on track to double its CO2 emissions by 2030. Turkey is pressing forward with more coal-powered energy generation in spite of its pledge — as is Japan.
Brazil has expanded its deforestation operations instead of reducing them, and Russia’s targeted reductions were so ridiculously weak as to not even need a significant reduction to reach them.
And then, of course, there is China, already known as the world’s dangerous polluter, which fully intends to continue increasing carbon emissions until 2030 before it even begins to think about reducing them to the levels of the Paris Agreement, IBD reported.
All of that to say this: The Paris Agreement was a hoax that was never really about taking substantial steps to protect the environment, and was instead designed to serve as an extensive virtue-signaling measure that would kneecap developed national economies to help boost developing and underdeveloped economies, a sickening version of the Marxist desire to redistribute national wealth more equitably.
It never mattered who was part of the agreement.
Its goals were below what the environmentalist fanatics required, and none of the countries that were so boastful about being a part of the agreement had any intention of ever following through on even their half-hearted commitments.
All of the talks about the grand achievement of the Paris Agreement was just that, talk, and not at all indicative of any actual achievement, save for the opportunity for nations to resemble virtuous and pat themselves on the back as good little environmental Marxists.
Trump was able to see that — as did millions of his supporters — without the aid of the Climate Transparency report on the G-20 nations, which in essence has confirmed that Trump made the right decision in withdrawing the U.S. from the flawed and useless agreement.
Perhaps the most ironic aspect of all of this, though, is that in spite of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement — and spite of troubled predictions to the contrary from Democrats and the liberal media — the U.S. nevertheless led the world in actually reducing carbon emissions in 2017, based on data compiled by the American Enterprise Institute.
To be sure, there is nothing wrong with nations making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and other forms of pollution — indeed, such efforts should be generally applauded.
That said, it should be done on an individual and targeted basis by each nation that takes into account its unique situation, so as not to overly disrupt and hamper its economy, and not as a part of some meaningless, virtue-signaling international agreement that binds certain countries while allowing free rein to others.