Sunday, May 28, 2017

MAJOR Trump May Pull the Plug on Climate Change Policy

The Paris climate agreement is based on crony science, that is not undisputed science at all, but promoting and acting on it as if it were undisputed science is very profitable for the crony establishment.

However, there are strong indications that President Trump may pull the United States out of this elitist, crony program.

The Financial Times reports:
Donald Trump walked out of the G7 on Saturday at loggerheads with the rest of the big western economies over climate change, amid fears that the US will pull out of the Paris accord on tackling global warming.

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, did nothing to hide her frustration with Mr Trump, saying discussions had been “very unsatisfying” and adding: “There was no indication that the US will stay in the Paris agreement.”

Mr Trump tweeted after the summit: “I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!”
Meanwhile, Axios reports that it is a done deal:
President Trump has privately told multiple people, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave the Paris agreement on climate change, according to three sources with direct knowledge.
Publicly, Trump's position is that he has not made up his mind and when we asked the White House about these private comments, Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks said, "I think his tweet was clear. He will make a decision this week."...
But will an impediment appear before Trump kills the deal? The Ivanka impediment?

Axios again:
[T]he EPA staff are quietly working with outside supporters to place op eds favoring withdrawal from Paris... but they've been worried about [Trump] being overseas and exposed to pressure from European leaders and the environmentalist views of his top aides like Ivanka and economic adviser Gary Cohn. 
And even more:
 On the trip, he spent many hours with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, powerful advisers who back the deal.


  1. People like Ivanka live in a bubble of financial safety--they think so, anyway. If they knew they were going to lose their livelihoods, then they would have a better perspective about inviting government intervention to "solve" a problem that is really just nature being nature.

  2. Trump supporters need some serious education on the real science behind climate change. The underlying key principles are indeed undisputed - only fine details such as the effect of water vapor on cloud formation and the structure of deep ocean currents can fairly be regarded as still under research investigation. Humans burn carbon based fuels. The quantity is measured and tracked yearly and matches the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere which has a directly measurable, known effect on average, global temperature. Be careful, your grandkids will be judging you!

    1. If there is a direct, known effect then you or someone else ought to be able to predict how much warming there will be, rather than retoactively fitting models to data. Also, the issue of water vapor and other greenhouse gases is not merely a fine detail. It is arguably the main issue, since CO2 is only presumed to have a huge impact on temperature due to the indirect feedback effects resulting from the changes in water vapor. And nobody seems to know whther those secondary effects increase or decrease warming (e.g., water vapor is a greenhouse gase and as such will increase temperatures, but it also forms clouds which block sunlight and will tend to reflect enrgy away from the surface of the earth and thus decrease warming.) Another point: there is no direct measurement of global, average temperature. It is extrapolated from other measurements and estimations of measurements. And it makes zero sense to say that an average is a direct measurement--at most it is an average of direct measurements, but averaging anything is itself far from simple, since there are several diferent types of averages.

    2. You have maybe 200 years of geographically sporadic temperature measurements. Even less time with direct CO2 measurements. Even less time still, of direct CO2 measurements capable of measurement at statistically significant levels of precision and accuracy. Hazlitt could have had a lot of fun today, with the failure of the new "science".

  3. Global warming will save the rain for rest. They call it the greenhouse effect for a reason: it mimics the environment of a greenhouse. And why do humans build greenhouses? To promote plant growth.

    Much ado about nothing.

  4. @Curious George,

    To quote our beloved InstaPundit: "I'll believe it's a crisis when the people telling me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis themselves."

  5. Knowledge in earth science is very vital in nation building. Almost everything we do each day is connected in some way to Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals. The food we eat, the water we drink, our homes and offices, the clothes we wear, the energy we use, and the air we breathe are all grown in, taken from, surround, or move through the planet.Thesis writing

  6. If Trump walks away from the Paris accords, this would be the first time in many weeks that he actually stuck with a campaign promise, as opposed to turning 180 degrees, as he's been doing over and over. So I'm not expecting much.