It’s not 100% definite yet, but it looks like Trump is going to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. This would be a big deal, not for the climate, as many alarmists suggest, but for the global credibility and viability of the whole UN IPCC driven climate change narrative.
At the G7 meeting in Italy, Trump refused to sign up to an endorsement by the other members re-affirming their commitment to the Paris Agreement. Angela Merkel, Europe’s one-woman nemesis, was not amused, in fact she’s said to be “furious” with The Donald for subtracting one from G7 to get G6 (Diane Abbott was not present) – at least as far as trade and climate change are concerned. I wish I could reassure her personally that, in spite of her own personal angst, there are those of us who are amused. I feel that if she knew that, she might feel better about things and perhaps look on the bright side of life, rather than keep fretting about Trump behaving badly (yet again). Perhaps she will read this blog and take heart.
But she’s not the only one to be fretting about Trump’s global misdeeds. Scientists are warning that if the US withdraws from the absurd and toothless Paris Agreement (which lets India and China keep belching out planet-destroying CO2 but demands Western nations dramatically reduce their emissions) then the world will heat up much faster than it already is. In fact, Trump’s withdrawal, according to some, will have an “apocalyptic effect” on our climate:
I tend to agree with the apocalyptic part, though I’m not sure it will be the climate which is most affected:
Whatever the case, if Trump does withdraw, it looks like it’s going to be fun from the point of view of irresponsible, pathological climate deniers like myself – watching (self) important, puffed up climate scientists, politicians and green activists rage impotently at The Donald for imperiling the earth and the entire human race. At least it will be a welcome break from dismally monitoring the progress of the real emerging apocalypse which Merkel and her globalist cohorts have inflicted upon us.