There’s lots of chatter going on as to whether Mr. Trump will keep his campaign promise to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Some in his administration are recommending he pull out, some to stay in. Some elected Republicans are recommending he stay in, even after they were dead set against it. You know, the normal squishiness from Republicans
(AFP) Signs are mounting that US President Donald Trump’s administration may stay in the landmark Paris climate change accord of 2015, under pressure from big business and public support for the agreement.
But experts say the final decision, expected next month, is anything but certain, and staying at the table could come with significant caveats, like a weakening of US commitments to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Given the unpredictability of decision-making by this administration, I am very reluctant to predict,” said Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
“But there does seem to be a growing convergence around a strategy of staying in the Paris Agreement but lowering the US target.”
The agreement would pretty much do nothing in terms of stopping the Earth from hitting the magical 2C mark, and many Warmists want more, to keep it to 1.5C. Surprise. This will harm economies, hurt jobs, and no one profits but the big wig rich people who push it.
The latest word on the administration’s stance came from Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who said Tuesday he would not advise Trump to abandon the deal but rather renegotiate it.
That statement aligned Perry, the former governor of Texas, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who formerly headed ExxonMobil and has spoken in favor of honoring the US commitment to the Paris deal, struck in 2015 and signed by more than 190 countries.
Now, that’s truly upsetting. And the establishment GOP wonders why the voters do not trust them. They backtrack, heck, break promises, entirely too much.
We’ll have to see what Trump’s decision ends up being, but, considering this would have been an easy one to make early, I have little confidence.