On Thursday afternoon President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord that was passed in 2016. Since then climate change fanatics and global warming conspiracy theorists have lost their marbles. I agree with the president’s decision alone with many others. Including the Cato Institute’s Patrick J Michaels, who released this statement,
The Paris climate treaty is climatically insignificant. EPA’s own models show it would only lower global warming by an inconsequential two-tenths of a degree Celsius by 2100. The cost to the U.S.—in the form of required payments of $100 billion per year from the developed to the developing world—is too great for the inconsequential results. These very real expenses will consume money that could be used by the private sector to fund innovative new technologies that are economically sound and can power our society with little pollution.
Because of our private investments in technological innovation, America leads the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. We did that without Paris, and we will continue our exemplary leadership without it. (1)
This is not just a science issue, it is also an economic issue as well. With anything there is a cost versus return ratio, and the cost of the agreement, not only to the United States, but to the rest of the world aren’t worth the results. The people who are hurt most by this are those in developing countries. Some of these people can’t even afford electricity to power their homes, and one of the consequences of the deal is that it would double the electricity rates (2). The agreement would have caused far more damage than it would have saved.
The series of questions you have to ask is, what does this agreement really mean? How does it help the world? Do these leaders really have their countries best interests at heart? Is the return worth the cost? If dig deep and really challenge yourself I think you’ll understand why this was a bad deal. You’ll see the lies and misinformation the former president and current mainstream media used to sell this to you.