President Trump nukes Paris Climate Accord

President Trump nukes Paris Climate Accord
June 01 17:04 2017 Print This Article

President Donald Trump officially removed the United States form the United Nations Climate Treaty signed by President Barack Obama in 2015. He said, “The Paris climate agreement is another example of Washington putting the American people at a disadvantage with other countries.” He also noted that he was elected to serve the interests of the people of Pittsburgh and not the people of Paris.

Trump projected that the Paris accord would result in American job losses of 86% in the coal industry, 38% in the steel industry and 31% in the natural gas industry. He stated that the treaty withdrawal represented a re-assertion of American sovereignty and  the end to a massive re-distribution of American wealth.

The climate treaty would have required America to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 26% from 2005 levels by 2025 and by 80% by 2050. CO2 makes up only 0.04% of the atmosphere, and humans only contribute 3% of that tiny concentration. It would not have put similar restrictions on China and India.

Research by the Heritage Foundation projected that the Paris Climate Accord would reduce America’s economic output by $2.5 Trillion by 2035 and cause a significant reduction in manufacturing jobs and median household income.  The treaty would also increase electricity prices and the lead to a rise in the Consumer Price Index, according to Heritage.

CO2 is an invisible gas which does not harm human health. Increased CO2 levels also contribute to greater plant and harvested crop yields. The levels of the six major pollutants which do harm human health, including ozone (smog), particulates (soot) and sulfur dioxide (which causes acid rain) have dropped by 69% since 1970, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statistics.

China is expected to build 2400 new coal-fired power plants by 2030, including plants fueled by high-polluting lignite coal. American coal-fired power plants have added stringent pollution-control equipment which limit soot and sulfur dioxide emissions. President Trump said, “America is the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on earth.”