Trump on 'wrong side of history' over climate: ex-UN chief

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

No interest in renegotiating Paris climate deal; McKenna

"I respect that the president heard my views, but I respect the decision he's taken".

Decisions are easy when you don't do the research, don't listen to experts, don't analyze the choices rationally and weigh the evidence, but merely respond to your preconceived biases. In the series of reversal of Obama administration's decisions, which were not consistent with his policies, Donald Trump has once more stepped on a subject that will have multiple consequences on global dealings in a variety of ways.

- Rep. Scott Perry, R-Dillsburg, complained that the treaty should have been ratified by the U.S. Senate, but instead of urging such ratification, argued - head-scratchingly - that abandoning the accord was "a solid first step in reasserting the role of the U.S. Constitution in global affairs and domestic issues".

"France is committed to upholding all of our obligations under the Paris agreement both for our welfare, but also for the welfare of the worldwide community as a whole", he said. There are no enforcement mechanisms. However, a saving factor will be the freedom of individual States in the U.S. to pursue their policy of reducing greenhouse effects.

"They needed to hear why America was stepping away from the Paris accord, and they did", Perry said.

The cost of renewables is rapidly declining, and market forces will ensure that clean energy continues to displace fossil fuels. But far more jobs will be added in new energy production such as wind and solar.

Green Car Reports respectfully reminds its readers that the scientific validity of climate change is not a topic for debate in our comments.

At the state level, California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Hawaii have all joined a U.S. Climate Alliance committed to both uphold in U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement and to meet or exceed the goals of the Clean Power Plan. One wonders why they would ever sign up to an agreement with this objective!

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On June 1 Trump made it very clear that he was ending contributions to the fund, "which is costing the United States a vast fortune".

The effect of Trump's current policy initiatives - even before formally leaving the Paris Agreement - would likely have seen a shift of around 20% more greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. The Swedes, for example, will contribute almost $60 each. And rural communities in the USA will be left behind, again. There are at least two problems with that message.

"Historically, the United States of America has contributed significantly to global emissions, and therefore has a moral obligation not only to lead in reducing emissions, but to support poorer economies in contributing to the global effort".

However, Trump's representative at the meeting, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, instead relegated the U.S.to a footnote that doesn't include the words "climate change".

Fortunately there remain reasonable people in the world who are not afraid to face reality.

The communique includes this item on climate science that the USA also refused to sign onto: "We support an interactive evidence-based dialogue drawing on the best available science, including reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change". Worldwide condemnation of Trump's decision has been swift, unanimous and devastating. Coal is no longer the bedrock of US power generation.

We the United States of America continue to demonstrate through action, having reduced our Carbon dioxide footprint as demonstrated by achieving pre-1994 Carbon dioxide levels domestically. I encourage Mr. Goldstein to engage in some constructive application of these ideas, rather than pandering to the destructive and hopeless ideologies embraced by Trump and his supporters.

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