So, here we are a couple of days later and the toxic fallout dust is settling from Trump’s momentous, earth-shattering decision to drop the Mother of all Bombs on the Paris Climate Community, joining those two other well known ‘rogue climate states’, Nicaragua and Syria, in #Clexile
World leaders literally queued around the block for hours in order to publicly condemn him. It was a hot climate-changed day in some places and I’m sure tempers must have frayed considerably. Our own PM seemed cool as a cucumber though: Mrs May merely said she was ‘disappointed’ with Trump’s decision and henceforth a minor secondary queue of (climato)logically challenged British politicians formed straight away in order to condemn her for not condemning Trump enough.
The queues have now dispersed and politicians have gone back to their usual daily routine of bickering, back-stabbing, lying and fighting elections on false promises. They got their five minutes of fame denouncing the planet-destroying Denier-in-Chief-encumbent-of-the White House; and boy, did they make use of it!
Monsieur Macron-by-name-Micron-by-nature got off to a flying head start:
I wish to tell the United States; France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation. I know your history – our common history.
To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens and committed citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want say to say that they will find in France a second homeland.
I call on them: ‘Come here with us to work together on concrete solutions for our climate’. Our environment. I can assure you that France will not give up the fight.
Wherever we live, wherever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again.
I would suggest if he wants to make the planet really great again, then he harvests as many geneticists and bio-sciences people from America as he can and forgets about the climate lot. That way, he can re-introduce the dinosaurs and the planet will be ready-made nice and hot and steamy for them in just a few short years, with no ice at the poles and plenty of swampy tepid water for them to hang about in. Because, as we all know, the planet has never been quite so great as it was before that pesky meteorite struck 66 million years ago.
Merkel’s contribution was rather more religio-eschatological with a dash of dog-whistle Fascism thrown in. She said of Trump’s decision that it was:
extremely regrettable, and that’s putting it mildly.
We need this Paris agreement to protect creation and nothing can or will hold us back.
Meaning of course that Trump will eventually be damned to Hell for all eternity for imperilling Creation but that, in the interim, Creation’s earthly protectors will ensure that nothing stands in the way of them saving Earth from the Arch Denier and his demonic Republican host. So there you have it, in addition to making sure she destroys European culture and civilisation, Merkel fully intends to see through ze Climate Zeitgeist to ze bitter end.
Looking at all the extreme reactions to Trump abandoning Paris, you might get the impression that the actual agreement was a big deal, and you might be right, or you might be wrong. Looking at reactions around the world, you might get the impression that the Paris climate accord was in mortal danger following the departure of the world’s leading economy, but then you might not. You might have thought that, as the future of humanity rests upon a legally non-binding, essentially toothless and in all probability climatologically useless, international agreement, in order to keep the Yanks on board, it might be open to renegotiation. NO! Not on your Nelly. Schroedinger’s Climate Agreement, Dead/Alive, Imperative/Useless, Big Deal/No Big Deal, stands, immutable and non-renegotiable, testament to an unstinting resolve to save Mother Earth from her own fossil fuel reserves/testament to the unstinting resolve of Marxists to free humanity from the trappings of its own wealth.
We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible, and we firmly believe that the Paris agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies,
the leaders of Germany, Italy and France said in a rare joint statement.