Trump Exits Paris!!!

He was elected by the people of Pittsburgh not Paris.  The deal would stifle the US economy and drain billions of dollars a year from the US to an anonymous international bureaucracy and have negligible effect on the climate.

The US takes back its own economy and opts for wealth creation not placating the international community with gifts and by hampering its own productivity.

Australia must do the same

Here is the full text

THE WHITE HOUSE

 

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                 June 1, 2017

 

 

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

ON THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

Rose Garden

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila.  We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time.  But it is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror.  Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of those affected.

 

Before we discuss the Paris Accord, I’d like to begin with an update on our tremendous — absolutely tremendous — economic progress since Election Day on November 8th.  The economy is starting to come back, and very, very rapidly.  We’ve added $3.3 trillion in stock market value to our economy, and more than a million private sector jobs.

I have just returned from a trip overseas where we concluded nearly $350 billion of military and economic development for the United States, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.  It was a very, very successful trip, believe me.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.

In my meetings at the G7, we have taken historic steps to demand fair and reciprocal trade that gives Americans a level playing field against other nations.  We’re also working very hard for peace in the Middle East, and perhaps even peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  Our attacks on terrorism are greatly stepped up — and you see that, you see it all over — from the previous administration, including getting many other countries to make major contributions to the fight against terror.  Big, big contributions are being made by countries that weren’t doing so much in the form of contribution.

One by one, we are keeping the promises I made to the American people during my campaign for President –- whether it’s cutting job-killing regulations; appointing and confirming a tremendous Supreme Court justice; putting in place tough new ethics rules; achieving a record reduction in illegal immigration on our southern border; or bringing jobs, plants, and factories back into the United States at numbers which no one until this point thought even possible.  And believe me, we’ve just begun.  The fruits of our labor will be seen very shortly even more so.

On these issues and so many more, we’re following through on our commitments.  And I don’t want anything to get in our way.  I am fighting every day for the great people of this country.  Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord — (applause) — thank you, thank you — but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris Accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers.  So we’re getting out.  But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.  And if we can, that’s great.  And if we can’t, that’s fine.  (Applause.)

 

As President, I can put no other consideration before the wellbeing of American citizens.  The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers — who I love — and taxpayers to absorb the cost in terms of lost jobs, lower wages, shuttered factories, and vastly diminished economic production.

Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.  This includes ending the implementation of the nationally determined contribution and, very importantly, the Green Climate Fund which is costing the United States a vast fortune.

Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025 according to the National Economic Research Associates.  This includes 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs — not what we need — believe me, this is not what we need — including automobile jobs, and the further decimation of vital American industries on which countless communities rely.  They rely for so much, and we would be giving them so little.

According to this same study, by 2040, compliance with the commitments put into place by the previous administration would cut production for the following sectors:  paper down 12 percent; cement down 23 percent; iron and steel down 38 percent; coal — and I happen to love the coal miners — down 86 percent; natural gas down 31 percent.  The cost to the economy at this time would be close to $3 trillion in lost GDP and 6.5 million industrial jobs, while households would have $7,000 less income and, in many cases, much worse than that.

Not only does this deal subject our citizens to harsh economic restrictions, it fails to live up to our environmental ideals.  As someone who cares deeply about the environment, which I do, I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States — which is what it does -– the world’s leader in environmental protection, while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world’s leading polluters.

 

For example, under the agreement, China will be able to increase these emissions by a staggering number of years — 13.  They can do whatever they want for 13 years.  Not us.  India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries.  There are many other examples.  But the bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.

Further, while the current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America — which it does, and the mines are starting to open up.  We’re having a big opening in two weeks.  Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places.  A big opening of a brand-new mine.  It’s unheard of.  For many, many years, that hasn’t happened.  They asked me if I’d go.  I’m going to try.

China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants.  So we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement.  India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020.  Think of it:  India can double their coal production.  We’re supposed to get rid of ours.  Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants.

In short, the agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers thse jobs out of America and the United States, and ships them to foreign countries.

This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.  The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement — they went wild; they were so happy — for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage.  A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted major economic wound.  We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world.

 

We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty.  Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation — it’s great wealth, it’s phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth — and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness.

The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries.  At 1 percent growth, renewable sources of energy can meet some of our domestic demand, but at 3 or 4 percent growth, which I expect, we need all forms of available American energy, or our country — (applause) — will be at grave risk of brownouts and blackouts, our businesses will come to a halt in many cases, and the American family will suffer the consequences in the form of lost jobs and a very diminished quality of life.

Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree — think of that; this much — Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100.  Tiny, tiny amount.  In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone would wipe out the gains from America — and this is an incredible statistic — would totally wipe out the gains from America’s expected reductions in the year 2030, after we have had to spend billions and billions of dollars, lost jobs, closed factories, and suffered much higher energy costs for our businesses and for our homes.

As the Wall Street Journal wrote this morning:  “The reality is that withdrawing is in America’s economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.”  The United States, under the Trump administration, will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth.  We’ll be the cleanest.  We’re going to have the cleanest air.  We’re going to have the cleanest water.  We will be environmentally friendly, but we’re not going to put our businesses out of work and we’re not going to lose our jobs.  We’re going to grow; we’re going to grow rapidly.  (Applause.)

 

And I think you just read — it just came out minutes ago, the small business report — small businesses as of just now are booming, hiring people.  One of the best reports they’ve seen in many years.

I’m willing to immediately work with Democratic leaders to either negotiate our way back into Paris, under the terms that are fair to the United States and its workers, or to negotiate a new deal that protects our country and its taxpayers.  (Applause.)

So if the obstructionists want to get together with me, let’s make them non-obstructionists.  We will all sit down, and we will get back into the deal.  And we’ll make it good, and we won’t be closing up our factories, and we won’t be losing our jobs.  And we’ll sit down with the Democrats and all of the people that represent either the Paris Accord or something that we can do that’s much better than the Paris Accord.  And I think the people of our country will be thrilled, and I think then the people of the world will be thrilled.  But until we do that, we’re out of the agreement.

I will work to ensure that America remains the world’s leader on environmental issues, but under a framework that is fair and where the burdens and responsibilities are equally shared among the many nations all around the world.

No responsible leader can put the workers — and the people — of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage.  The fact that the Paris deal hamstrings the United States, while empowering some of the world’s top polluting countries, should dispel any doubt as to the real reason why foreign lobbyists wish to keep our magnificent country tied up and bound down by this agreement:  It’s to give their country an economic edge over the United States.  That’s not going to happen while I’m President.  I’m sorry.  (Applause.)

My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field and to create the economic, regulatory and tax structures that make America the most prosperous and productive country on Earth, and with the highest standard of living and the highest standard of environmental protection.

 

Our tax bill is moving along in Congress, and I believe it’s doing very well.  I think a lot of people will be very pleasantly surprised.  The Republicans are working very, very hard.  We’d love to have support from the Democrats, but we may have to go it alone.  But it’s going very well.

The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense.  They don’t put America first.  I do, and I always will.  (Applause.)

The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance.  You see what’s happening.  It’s pretty obvious to those that want to keep an open mind.

At what point does America get demeaned?  At what point do they start laughing at us as a country?   We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers.  We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore.  And they won’t be.  They won’t be.

I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.  (Applause.)  I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails to serve America’s interests.  Many trade deals will soon be under renegotiation.  Very rarely do we have a deal that works for this country, but they’ll soon be under renegotiation.  The process has begun from day one.  But now we’re down to business.

Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund — nice name — which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of America’s existing and massive foreign aid payments.  So we’re going to be paying billions and billions and billions of dollars, and we’re already way ahead of anybody else.  Many of the other countries haven’t spent anything, and many of them will never pay one dime.

 

The Green Fund would likely obligate the United States to commit potentially tens of billions of dollars of which the United States has already handed over $1 billion — nobody else is even close; most of them haven’t even paid anything — including funds raided out of America’s budget for the war against terrorism.  That’s where they came.  Believe me, they didn’t come from me.  They came just before I came into office.  Not good.  And not good the way they took the money.

In 2015, the United Nation’s departing top climate officials reportedly described the $100 billion per year as “peanuts,” and stated that “the $100 billion is the tail that wags the dog.”  In 2015, the Green Climate Fund’s executive director reportedly stated that estimated funding needed would increase to $450 billion per year after 2020.  And nobody even knows where the money is going to.  Nobody has been able to say, where is it going to?

Of course, the world’s top polluters have no affirmative obligations under the Green Fund, which we terminated.  America is $20 trillion in debt.  Cash-strapped cities cannot hire enough police officers or fix vital infrastructure.  Millions of our citizens are out of work.  And yet, under the Paris Accord, billions of dollars that ought to be invested right here in America will be sent to the very countries that have taken our factories and our jobs away from us.  So think of that.

There are serious legal and constitutional issues as well.  Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia, and across the world should not have more to say with respect to the U.S. economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives.  Thus, our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America’s sovereignty.  (Applause.)  Our Constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my highest obligation and greatest honor to protect it.  And I will.

 

Staying in the agreement could also pose serious obstacles for the United States as we begin the process of unlocking the restrictions on America’s abundant energy reserves, which we have started very strongly.  It would once have been unthinkable that an international agreement could prevent the United States from conducting its own domestic economic affairs, but this is the new reality we face if we do not leave the agreement or if we do not negotiate a far better deal.

The risks grow as historically these agreements only tend to become more and more ambitious over time.  In other words, the Paris framework is a starting point — as bad as it is — not an end point.  And exiting the agreement protects the United States from future intrusions on the United States’ sovereignty and massive future legal liability.  Believe me, we have massive legal liability if we stay in.

As President, I have one obligation, and that obligation is to the American people.  The Paris Accord would undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty, impose unacceptable legal risks, and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.  It is time to exit the Paris Accord — (applause) — and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country.

It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — along with many, many other locations within our great country — before Paris, France.  It is time to make America great again.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.  Very important.  I’d like to ask Scott Pruitt, who most of you know and respect, as I do, just to say a few words.

 

Scott, please.  (Applause.)

 

ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Your decision today to exit the Paris Accord reflects your unflinching commitment to put America first.

And by exiting, you’re fulfilling yet one more campaign promise to the American people.  Please know that I am thankful for your fortitude, your courage, and your steadfastness as you serve and lead our country.

America finally has a leader who answers only to the people — not to the special interests who have had their way for way too long.  In everything you do, Mr. President, you’re fighting for the forgotten men and women across this country.  You’re a champion for the hardworking citizens all across this land who just want a government that listens to them and represents their interest.

You have promised to put America First in all that you do, and you’ve done that in any number of ways — from trade, to national security, to protecting our border, to rightsizing Washington, D.C.  And today you’ve put America first with regard to international agreements and the environment.

This is an historic restoration of American economic independence — one that will benefit the working class, the working poor, and working people of all stripes.  With this action, you have declared that the people are rulers of this country once again.  And it should be noted that we as a nation do it better than anyone in the world in striking the balance between growing our economy, growing jobs while also being a good steward of our environment.

We owe no apologies to other nations for our environmental stewardship.  After all, before the Paris Accord was ever signed, America had reduced its CO2 footprint to levels from the early 1990s.  In fact, between the years 2000 and 2014, the United States reduced its carbon emissions by 18-plus percent.  And this was accomplished not through government mandate, but accomplished through innovation and technology of the American private sector.

 

For that reason, Mr. President, you have corrected a view that was paramount in Paris that somehow the United States should penalize its own economy, be apologetic, lead with our chin, while the rest of world does little.  Other nations talk a good game; we lead with action — not words.  (Applause.)

Our efforts, Mr. President, as you know, should be on exporting our technology, our innovation to nations who seek to reduce their CO2 footprint to learn from us.  That should be our focus versus agreeing to unachievable targets that harm our economy and the American people.

Mr. President, it takes courage, it takes commitment to say no to the plaudits of men while doing what’s right by the American people.  You have that courage, and the American people can take comfort because you have their backs.

Thank you, Mr. President.

 

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108 Responses to Trump Exits Paris!!!

  1. Steve of Kenmore

    Now the fun starts!

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Still no global warming happening.

  3. Beliaik

    Winston Churchill during WWII; “It is not yet the end, it perhaps is not yet the beginning of the end, but it is certainly the end of the beginning.”

    Thank you, President The Donald!

    The Paris Discord is dead but the leftards are welcome to keep funding out of their own after-tax incomes.

    Woohoo!!!

  4. Bigpeteoz

    Not that Trump is trying to MAGA, let us here in Australia try to make AUSTRALIA great again!

  5. A Lurker

    Australia must do the same

    Yes, it would be treasonous of our Government not to follow America’s lead in this.
    Our politicians need to be reminded of who they are answerable to – us, the voters; not the EU, and not the UN.

  6. Bigpeteoz

    Should read now, instead of not …

  7. Megan

    End of the beginning indeed. Go Donald, your covfefe is hanging them out to dry.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    Move to highed ground.
    We’re all gonna diiiiieeeeee!

  9. Beliaik

    Commercial MSM is keeping this fairly quiet. Anyone watching TheirABC? (I can’t La Trioli is on – don’t want to have a whammy on such a frabjous day!)

  10. anonandon

    A great day. Now for Australia. Malcolm will not be the one to do it however.

  11. Baldrick

    … and me without champagne.

  12. As a very early supporter of Trump it is gratifying to see his actions now celebrated so openly here at The Cat.

  13. Yohan

    Woot Woot!!

    It looks like last weeks ‘softening’ and ‘new understanding’ were a headfake to make his foreign trip go smoothly. If Trump had pulled out of Paris before he went on that overseas trip, every head of state would have used it as a chance to morally signal and attack him. It would have been bad press all trip.

  14. Baldrick

    On cue, out come the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals:

    Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg spoke to News Breakfast this morning:
    “I’ve spoken to our Prime Minister this morning who has just landed in Singapore and we reiterate our full commitment to the Paris Accord. We believe that the targets we agreed to, the 26 per cent to 28 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030 on 2005 levels are reasonable, are achievable. We will beat them, just as we beat our first Kyoto target and we’re on track to beat the second Kyoto target, the 2020 target, by 224 million tonnes. I do believe that it is still a very meaningful agreement.”

  15. john constantine

    Their sky scrolling headline reads that their french filth president has lectured Trump that the deal hussein obama tied America to cannot be renegotiated.

    Much like their turnfailure lectured Trump that the refugee deal hussein obama did with Australia cannot be renegotiated.

    All these petty leftist suckholes demand that their transnational globalist collective run the world in the name of Stalin, so that a leader like Trump, of a country like America, has to obey the orders of their elite betters.

  16. Carpe Jugulum

    That news gives one a schadenboner

    (Ht – ace of spades)

  17. stackja

    Who gets the money for this Paris scam?

  18. Dan Dare

    First leg of the double.
    Now for the UN
    Is it too much to expect?

  19. cui bono

    How’s that agility thing going M?

  20. Gary

    Who gets the money for this Paris scam?

    Elon Musk

  21. stackja

    Steven Portnoy is the White House and congressional correspondent for CBS Radio News, covering the president, the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate and all US politics for the network. Wikipedia

    Does he complain?

  22. Baldrick

    The news just keeps getting better. This from a serial tax moocher:

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.

  23. Atoms for Peace

    Manns hockey stick will need some Viagra after hearing that news..

  24. Up The Workers!

    Somehow I cannot see Halal Mal the Head-Loppers’ Pal and his Performing Stick Insect travelling all over the globe with their beggars’ bowl held out, saying: “Could we possibly have the hundreds of millions of dollars of donated Australian taxpayers’ cash, BACK please???”

    Can’t wait to see and hear the Leftard heads exploding all over the globe.

    They’ve been well and truly TRUMPED!

  25. hzhousewife

    RN this morning announces a new offshore wind farm development for Port Albert (East Gippsland). Will power a million homes. Plenty of money available from big corporate investors?

  26. custard

    Frydenberg has already doubled down in stupid and the liars will be out shortly tripled down in stupid.

    The establishment parties in Australia must be destroyed.

  27. t

    He was elected by the people of Pittsburgh not Paris.

    It truly is impressive how many things Alan Moran manages to be wrong about. Trump lost Allegheny County in a landslide.

  28. john constantine

    The Gusto and Enthusiasm of the globalist left, lectures a sky kinderfilth, means that America withdrawing doesn’t matter.

    America has Trump, but their collective globalist left has Gusto and Enthusiasm.

    Charge, Comrades.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    RN this morning announces a new offshore wind farm development for Port Albert

    Madness. Offshore costs three times as much as onshore, and the electricity produced is ridiculously expensive and grid destabilizing. Frigate birds, albatrosses, sea gulls, terns – they’ll be massacred. Of course you will never see the bodies after they fall into the ocean. At least the white pointers will be happy.

  30. custard

    The Paris and Pittsburg sentence was a Trump quote t.

    Fuck off troll.

  31. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.

    — Ludwig von Mises

  32. Filbert

    A red letter day in History.
    God bless the Donald, saviour of the West.
    Now to jail the fraudsters!

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world …

    … or my ability to gouge the taxpayer.

  34. Mark M

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.

    Will Musk now refuse tax-payer subsidies?

  35. Mark M

    Dear Donald, send one of your tweets,
    That the U.S. won’t take up their seats,
    At the Paris accord,
    Which the skeptics abhorred,
    But adored by the warmist elites.

    Ruairi via jonova

  36. NormaP

    When is Abbott next on 2GB? Will he dare to state we should follow suit?

  37. Leigh Lowe

    It truly is impressive how many things Alan Moran manages to be wrong about. Trump lost Allegheny County in a landslide.

    Thank you for reminding us of the Donald’s magnanimity.
    He governs for all Americans whether they voted for him or not, unlike Obumbi and Illary who govern for their donors.

  38. Beliaik

    Aussie Alarmist of the Year, Flim Flannery was just on TheirABC’s News radio saying the greentards must “double-down” on their climate actions. Yep, he actually used that term.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    He sometimes cracks a cartoon for all the wrong reasons:

    Kudelka

    It’s a keeper!

  40. YES! “There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men.”

    World-wide 1,500 coal-fired electricity power plants are being built or planned for construction. (European Energy Review).
    Japan is building 45 NEW coal-fired power stations. China builds one coal power plant per week. India’s coal-fired power plants capacity to grow by 35 per cent in the period 2014 – 2024.
    Coal is the cheapest and most reliable source of energy. Like diesel fuel, Australia has massive ammounts of it.
    But Australian governments have closed ten coal fired power stations in just five yearsand now we don’t even refine our own petroleum fuels now relying on Singapore .
    In evidently one of the stupidest countries on earth, the Marxist left’s plan to destroy our minute remaining primary and secondary industry faces little opposition as the Watermelon Coalition seemingly does their bidding.
    Why is that so?

  41. Beliaik

    Up The Workers!
    #2397981, posted on June 2, 2017 at 7:07 am
    … Halal Mal the Head-Loppers’ Pal and his Performing Stick Insect …

    Hahaha, thank you UtW!
    Also Kingsman head explosions are starting now!
    https://youtu.be/nNJzrvtnoQE

  42. Baldrick

    And they wonder why real conservatives are leaving their Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party in droves:

    Uma Patel ✔ @umabp
    Frydenberg says he’s disappointed with Trump but many other countries have reaffirmed commitment to Paris

  43. cui bono

    German news magazine Der Spiegel tweeted an image of its cover with the headline “The end of the world as we know it” and the caption “America first! Earth last!”

    https://twitter.com/DerSPIEGEL/status/870371083807068160/photo/1

    Too funny!

  44. Bear Necessities

    Oh know we are all gunna die!!!!!!!!!!!

    I need a subsidy now to calm me down.

  45. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    One can only imagine the fun Bill Leak would have had BoN……

    “He sometimes cracks a cartoon for all the wrong reasons:

    Kudelka

    It’s a keeper!”

  46. Yes folks, the USA is rejecting myths. But consider India and China too.

    The Chinese are clever enough to operate undetected submarines that penetrated a US Pacific Fleet in October 2006. Three years ago China was also clever enough to flight-test a 10,000-km range missile able to reach most of the U.S. and European cities. China with nuclear and hydro power is clever enough, since 2008, to build one coal-fired power station every 10 days!

    India is clever enough to build many tractors. Sonalika’s Hoshiarpur plant has a capacity to produce approximately 200,000 tractors a year. Mahindra is one of the world’s largest tractor companies sells over 150,000 yearly. Coal reportedly produces over 59%  of India’s electricity with wind,  solar,  gas,  hydro, diesel and nuclear producing smaller percentages.

    But in Victoria and South Australia, neither of which can build tractors or missiles, UN-clever governments are demolishing coal-fired power stations leaving ignorant voters in the dark.

    Is it true that some federal MPs and families, have $$$ invested in wind and solar power generation?

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some more fine stuff.
    This one is a half and half tweetfest and mini Week-in-Pictures from Prof Hayward:

    Let The Hysteria Begin!

    So far I like this one best – which perfectly sums up the twitterers.

  48. Tailgunner

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2397969, posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:55 am
    That news gives one a schadenboner

    Freedom boner
    h/t rvf
    😀

  49. C.L.

    On the upside, Iran and North Korea are staying in the Paris Accord.

  50. JC

    Has he thought about the children?

  51. C.L.

    Obama’s place in history depicted in one simple picture.

  52. JC

    I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it, but,

    Trump is God.

  53. JC

    And the Eurosexuals are staying put.

    Following Trump’s speech, Germany, Italy and France said in a joint statement that the accord will not be renegotiated.

  54. calli

    Adam
    #2397960, posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:47 am
    As a very early supporter of Trump it is gratifying to see his actions now celebrated so openly here at The Cat.

    As a very, very late Trump supporter (serious doubts about his authenticity) , I’m feelin’ good. 🎉

  55. NewChum

    Better than I could possibly have dreamt.

    Complete deconstruction of the agreement and discussion of why it is so bad. No negotiation, just kick the whole thing to the curb. Throw in a bit of ‘lulz we will renegotiate if you want’.

    To top it off he should figure out a way of passing legislation to force any future agreement to have 2/3rds congress sign off, just to prevent this zombie from popping up again. Though I doubt it will. Beyond 2020 the empty scare rhetoric of the early days will start to hang like a very stinking albatross around the necks of those who pushed it.

    Trump has given the likes of Turnbull all the rhetoric and cover they need to throw all this junk out. But the feckless idiots will still bend over to be taken by China and India and European countries like France with ‘nuclear for me, but not for thee’.

    Trump can spend the rest of his term tweeting for all I care, he is already a legend. Providing he follows through.

  56. incoherent rambler

    Donald the Dominator.

    Donald rocks!

  57. Rabz

    Looks like Fatty Trump did take into consideration the impact of climate change when making this decision – i.e. there is none.

    Meanwhile, over in Frydchickenberger land …

  58. stackja

    Australia sticking by Paris climate deal
    Jennifer Rajca, Australian Associated Press
    14 minutes ago
    Australia remains committed to the historic Paris climate change agreement despite Donald Trump withdrawing the United States.

    Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg spoke to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – who is in Singapore – following the White House announcement, with the pair confirming a belief Australia’s targets emissions reduction targets are achievable.

    “Donald Trump’s announcement today is obviously very significant but Australia will carry on because as our prime minister has made very clear, when we sign up to international agreements …we will follow through,” Mr Frydenberg told ABC TV on Friday.

  59. calli

    LOL. A thinly veiled threat from Ruffalo. With a spelling mistake.

  60. John64

    Respectfully dressed in his black bingo blouse and black pants; Frank Elly on RN Breakfast delivered the ghastly news with the same solemnity and gravitas that in another era an ABC announcer may have used to announce the passing of King George VI in 1952.

    Thereafter followed 15 minutes of mutual handwringing with fellow embittered old lesbian That Wong Chap, Rudd’s failed climate change minister.

    The masses were reassured not to panic – Lord Waffleworth and Josh Fried Chicken are still 100% behind the Paris Accord and Australia remains in lock step with the other economic lemming nations.

  61. C.L.

    LOL. A thinly veiled threat from Ruffalo. With a spelling mistake.

    Ahahahahahahahahaha.

  62. C.L.

    How utterly predictable that socialist cupcake Josh Frydenberg has sprung into action for Paris.

  63. JC

    Not only the Frydmesiter, but also a French pedo victim responds to the exist.

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like I picked a terrible week to take up carpetbagging …

  65. Roger

    Great news!

    Unfortunately we’re still part of it.

    Roll Trumble, please…

  66. Senile Old Guy

    Just to highlight the lunacy of the LNP, this is Wikipedia’s page on CO2 emissions.

    Australia is in fifteenth place, with 1.24% of world CO2 emissions. International shipping and international aviation have higher total emissions than Australia. So do those industrial powerhouses Mexico, Brazil and Iran. And note the following:

    The import and export of goods confounds equitable measurements of emissions, particularly in the context of endeavouring to reach a global agreement on emissions reduction based on contraction and convergence. Australian emissions are monitored on a production rather than a consumption basis. This means that the emissions from the manufacture of goods imported into and consumed within Australia, for example many motor vehicles, are allocated to the country of manufacture. Similarly, Australia produces aluminium for export which requires substantial amounts of electricity which is produced by greenhouse gas emitting coal-fired power stations. While the aluminium is mainly consumed overseas, the emissions of its production are allocated to Australia.

    Australia is a major user as well as exporter of coal, particularly from Newcastle, New South Wales. The coal is produced from coal mining in Australia. The greenhouse gas emissions in other countries from the proposed increase in coal export capacity of the major Australian ports will greatly outweigh the proposed reductions in Australia’s emissions from the introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

    Our coal, burned overseas, adds to Australia’s emissions.

    [Reposted from the exploding head thread because stupid LNP.]

  67. Senile Old Guy

    From Powerline:

    Trita Parsi: Trump just declared war on the very idea of life on earth 🙁

    Withdrawing from a stupid agreement that will do nothing, except waste large amounts of money, is declaring ‘war on the very idea of life on earth’? This is beyond stupid.

  68. Rossini

    “We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty. Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation — it’s great wealth, it’s phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth — and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness.”

    At this point in his speech I thought he was talking about Victoria!

  69. struth

    We would have to b the dumbest nation on the planet.

    Our politicians take their orders from a foreign power.

    We have no obligation to stay in any agreement.

    The politician that states we do, is not fit to hold office according to our constitution.
    If it can be found a politician is in anyway a subject of a foreign power they must be removed from office.
    They answer to the Australian people and to no others.

    Let us fight to get our country back from the UN and their traitorous office holders here.
    Right now they are shitting themselves and are coming out “REASSURING” us that they will keep Australia in when they know they never asked us if we wanted in and know the majority of Aussies don’t want in.
    This is pure wealth redistribution to corruption.
    Let’s push hard now.
    It’s time.

  70. Viva

    These are the days of miracles and wonder!
    And don’t cry baby don’t cry

  71. Fisky

    Does anyone believe President Lyin’ Ted would have had the balls to do this?

  72. struth

    The most telling thing of this amazing day is found in his speech regards the legal implications of their office holders giving more say to foreign powers than voters in domestic decision.

  73. NewChum

    You’d think the fog would clear from people’s minds.

    Why does China get open slather to continue to do whatever it likes in this agreement?

    People in Australia don’t have an image of China as a bunch of bicycle riding rice paddy farmers. They know Chinese are arriving and buying real estate in big numbers. Plenty of Australians have been to China and seen their maglev trains, their massive metropolises and massive production.

    So why should Australia shut down production and lower our standard of living and pay money out to other countries, while doing precisely zero to change the environment – well, making it worse, by offshoring production to countries with lax standards – how is that fair? Why would anyone agree to that?

    It feels like the year 2017 is when a lot of people are going to wake up to the scam. Just waiting on the first big grid outage. Either cold day with widespread calm or hot day with widespread calm. The pieces are all in place.

    Oh, and if only Abbott had been able to last until now. I hope he speaks up. And where is Bernardi ?

  74. Fisky

    John Kwiggan will be furious!

  75. C.L.

    “We have among the most abundant energy reserves on the planet, sufficient to lift millions of America’s poorest workers out of poverty. Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation — it’s great wealth, it’s phenomenal wealth; not so long ago, we had no idea we had such wealth — and leaving millions and millions of families trapped in poverty and joblessness.”
    ————————
    At this point in his speech I thought he was talking about Victoria!

    He easily could have been talking about Australia.

  76. Baldrick

    Ruffalo, what a cockhead.

  77. NewChum

    I know the lefties are going through the motions, but I get the impression they are not putting their back into it, that the cover is blown. Like supporting the ussr in ’91, all just too much trouble , time to move onto something else.

    I mean, where are the trolls telling us were all going to die? Not here. Not even bothering. They know the scam is collapsing.

  78. Fisky

    Where are the trolls? Get over here now and explain why we’re going to die!!

  79. Fisky

    BTW – why do the Left support the Paris Agreement, but also open borders at the same time? Do they not realise that moving someone from the Third World to the West raises their emissions by a factor of ten?

    That to me is the key to unlocking the scam. The CO2 hoax is not about global warming, but global government.

  80. C.L.

    Obama’s entire legacy was Paris, men in little girls’ toilets and Obamacare.
    All are in ruins.
    Most rapidly demolished ‘legacy’ ever.
    What a loser.

  81. NewChum

    Australia is actually richer per capita for resources than the USA. The fact we cannot become the UAE of the western world for wealth is purely down to people not wanting to grasp this golden opportunity in front of them.

    The Adani coal mine could be up and running and producing lots of wealth and taxes.

    Modern agriculture is the production of food by combining land and energy. Not enough fertiliser? Make some. Not enough water? Pump some. All solve able through energy.

    Modern production is all about energy. Making steel, aluminium, glass, plastic – all dictated by energy. Transport? Energy. Infrastructure? Embedded energy. Better health? Energy. Better education? Energy. You can even lower poverty by.. Yes, producing more energy.

    The one thing Australia always lacked was manpower. But with energy the manpower needs are reduced. Increased robotics and automation plays right into Australia’s hands.

    We can make this country richer by reducing immigration, increasing energy production and getting rid of self-hobbling international agreements, drawn up by countries who are trying to pull up the drawbridge behind them and prevent competition.

    So whatever of Trumps words apply for the USA, they apply even more for Australia.

    Who out there can stand up and make themselves heard on this issue? Where is Malcolm Roberts on this? Bernardi? Abbott?

  82. Fisky

    Only 8 years ago, most libertarians wanted a carbon tax.

  83. johanna

    What a stirring speech! The Donald sure knows how to pluck the heartstrings.

    I love how the Left and the MSM keep underestimating him. That’s how he got the job, and that’s how he is going to keep it.

    They will continue to fulminate impotently about his grammar and spelling, while he runs over them with a Sherman tank.

    Still winning! 🙂

  84. NewChum

    If you want a nightmare – or a laugh – imagine what Clintons response to talk about a Paris deal would be. Selling her own people down the river for no real gain, apart from some Clinton foundation donors.

    Note : she is currently rambling about a bunch of people from Macedonia writing web content that discredited her as the reason she lost the election. She really is an incoherent cat lady with a large cosmetic touch up budget.

    Clinton 2020: it’s her turn. We need to get her supporters to push her to run again.

    The reason I bring this up is that there were lots of people on the NeverTrump train. Each of those people would have preferred the Clinton outcome to this Paris walkout.

  85. DM OF WA

    I love the smell of carbon dioxide in the morning: it smells like Trump victory!

  86. Fisky

    The entire NeverTrump movement supported Paris and a liberal SCOTUS. Frauds!

  87. C.L.

    Adam Bandt has broken down, telling the ABC Trump is a “climate criminal” and that “climate change” is a far bigger threat to people than terrorism.

  88. C.L.

    Ace has accused Trump of “colluding with carbon dioxide.”

  89. cohenite

    Fisky

    #2398157, posted on June 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Where are the trolls? Get over here now and explain why we’re going to die!!

    The crazed loons are still spitting chips:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/01/the-craziest-reactions-to-trump-pulling-out-of-the-parisagreement/

  90. NewChum

    Good day to float this at the water cooler and see if anyone really is buying the words of Bandt et al. I think most people have cottoned onto the scam by now. They see the increasing possibility of looking like a prize idiot for believing this crap. Most people have moved to neutral/skeptical – not much further until widespread rejection and ridicule for the true believers.

    If anyone ever brings it up with me I’ll just ask why China gets a free pass when we have to close down factories.

  91. C.L.

    Hollywood reacts!

    Variety:

    Leonardo DiCaprio ✔ @LeoDiCaprio
    Today, our planet suffered. It’s more important than ever to take action.

    Bette Midler ✔ @BetteMidler
    There has never in US history been such a destructive megalomaniac in the WH. Thank you to US press and other numbskulls who put him there.

    Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint
    USA to Earth: FUCK YOU

    Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint
    Trump just committed a crime against humanity. This admitted predator has now expanded his predatory acts to the entire planet.

    George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
    Trump is having the U.S. pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. Too bad someone didn’t tell his father that he shoulda pulled out, too.

  92. JC

    Fisky
    #2398157, posted on June 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Where are the trolls? Get over here now and explain why we’re going to die!!

    Fisk, you do realize that we’re all going to die, right? Death is 100% sure thing. 🙂

  93. Up The Workers!

    Sounds to me like the Trumpster has finally and definitively ‘wormed the gerbil’.

    And what a repulsive infestation of pestilential worms they all are!

  94. Chris

    The rise of the oceans has slowed, the planet is beginning to heal.

  95. iain russell

    Trump: he gave us Hope. Yes we can!

  96. OldOzzie

    I want a Bottle of this to celebrate

    Liberal Tears

    From Review: Trump the Establishment Legal Insurrection
    Comments Permalink Posted by Leslie Eastman

  97. cynical1

    I love the smell of burning co2 in the morning.

    Smells like victory.

  98. .

    Of course Lion Ted would have said no. It was bad for Canada.

  99. ian3029

    What do we actually get out of this for all the money we plough into it?

    Genuine question.

  100. Tintarella di Luna

    What do we actually get out of this for all the money we plough into it?

    Genuine question.

    More winning bigly

  101. Indolent

    John Bolton’s take on this is exactly right. No wonder it’s been compared to Brexit. The underlying issues are identical.

  102. DrBeauGan

    Oh, multiple glotation!!!!! Megagloats!!

    Hi, m0nty, how ya goin’?

    Tra la la LA!

  103. Mark A

    Anyone familiar with the US system, what can these cities actually do to frustrate the president?

  104. Rayvic

    “Australia must do the same.”

    Not much hope of this happening while the PM is advised by PC politicians such as Arthur Sinodinos:

    “Only yesterday in Senate Estimates (the June 1 transcript will appear here, sooner or later) a pair of Liberals exchanged terse unpleasantries about anthropogenic climate change and its purported consequences. Former Howard government era minister Ian Macdonald sided with One Nation sceptic Malcolm Roberts while fellow Liberal Arthur Sinodinos insisted, somewhat incoherently, that Australia’s ongoing devotion to the Paris pact’s financial overheads would do much to tame our high-and-forever-rising energy prices.” (Quadrant Online 2 Jun 2017)

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