Contrary to liberals’ claims, dumping the Paris climate deal is not the end of the world as we know it.
On Thursday, liberal heads exploded when President Trump announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Here are five reasons why Trump’s dumping the Paris climate deal is actually great for America.
1. The Paris Climate Agreement was an arguably-unconstitutional treaty.
Like the “Iran nuclear deal” that was negotiated by the Obama administration, the Paris climate deal was a treaty that was never ratified by the U.S. Senate, as is required under the U.S. Constitution, as noted by the National Review.
America’s Founding Fathers placed a high threshold to ratify treaties: two-thirds of the Senate must vote in favor. The reason is that treaties are major international agreements that legally bind our nation and its presidents long into the future. No president should have the power to make such commitments with just the stroke of his pen.
…[T]he Constitution mandates that no international agreement can be binding unless it achieves either of two forms of congressional endorsement: a) super-majority approval by two-thirds of the Senate (i.e., 67 aye votes), or b) enactment through the normal legislative process, meaning passage by both chambers under their burdensome rules, then signature by the president.
2. The Paris Climate Agreement is an economy-busting, job-killing deal that hurts the U.S.
“Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040,” according to a report [in PDF] by NERA Economic Consulting. This includes 3.1 million manufacturing sector jobs that would be lost.
As Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg notes, the cost of the climate change agreement could actually be much, much higher, for minimal benefit: Over $1 trillion a year to shave 0.36 degrees Fahrenheit off global temperatures by 2100 — a tenth the reduction it said is necessary.
…and it’s unfair, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told CNN on Friday.
“China doesn’t have to play by the same rules,” Paul said of the agreement. “The debate should be over whether [the Paris accord] is fair. Is it fair for China to keep polluting at alarming rates and for us to be cutting back on carbon and China has to do nothing?”
“Is it fair that Russia gets to increase their carbon output 50 percent?” he asked rhetorically.
3. The Paris Climate Agreement won’t change the climate.
As this excellent video from Prager University explains, despite its enormous costs to the U.S. economy, the Paris Climate Agreement does nothing to actually change the environnment.
4. Climate change is more about politics than real problems (or solutions), despite what climate fear-mongers believe or say.
5. It’s really isn’t the end of the world as we know it.
Dumping an arguably-unconstitutional treat that would cost trillions for minimal benefit is not a bad thing.
Nevertheless, perhaps the most delicious part of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is the fact that limousine liberals, Hollywood hypocrites, crony capitalists and left-wing loons are all in meltdown mode about Trump’s move.
Although it is not the ‘end of the world as we know it,’ here‘s how many of them are reacting:
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) May 29, 2017
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
It’s the end of the world!
— Scientific American (@sciam) June 1, 2017
Frankly, the world will not end because the U.S. isn’t part of the Paris accord and, despite how the liberal left wants to spin it, it is very good that the U.S. is out of it.