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For what? To maintain sovereignty? To continue to be a nation in charge of it's own energy policy? While the Paris Agreement is said to be mainly symbolic, with no legally binding limits or penalties, many seen it as more than that. One more step towards relinquishing the powers we have given to our elected officials and placing them into the hands of an unelected mostly foreign board of governors at the UN. A nation lives or dies by it's energy policy, I'd say it's an important enough policy that any threat to it's being in foreign control should be averted. The US enjoys amongst the lowest energy rates in the world, and under this administration it will stay that way.
And for what? A symbolic middle finger to the majority who accepts that human activity is impacting global climate? A bone thrown to the Kochs? Fulfilling an ill-conceived campaign promise? That's not a win in my book. (my honest, as objective as possible opinion)
edit on 2017-6-13 by thea
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Jonjonj
Bitterness? Lmao. If you can't admit that this is some whack s# then you're a deluded cult member. Period. I'm not even going to attempt to qualify it. You live in your bubble with your fellow cult members all you want, the rest of the world is shaking its head at Trump and at you. Lmao.
Just like the right couldn't get Obama out their heads and it seems like they still can't.
originally posted by: thesaneone
It seems the left can't get Trump off of their minds.
I think I'm going to start a business of counseling People traumatized by Trump, ima be rich.
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: theantediluvian
Or would we rather go the route of a nation like Germany where the rates are 3 times as much for the commoner, but subsidized on the taxpayers dime for industry so that they can remain competitive on the world market?