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“Getting out of Paris is the most important deregulatory action taken by the Trump administration in terms of maintaining our sovereignty and of freeing our economy from a never-ending stream of energy-rationing policies,” Ebell said via email.
“China candidly admitted in their commitment that Chinese emissions will continue to increase until 2030,” he wrote. “On the other hand, if the U.S. had stayed in Paris, the commitment undertaken by President [Barack] Obama in 2015 would be enforceable in federal courts.”
The vast majority of the climate models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) uses as the basis for its predictions have incorrectly forecast higher temperatures repeatedly. According to an analysis by the Cato Institute, 105 of the 108 models predicted higher surface temperatures for the period between 1998 and 2014 than were actually recorded.
The IPCC has previously admitted that climate models can’t be used to accurately predict long-term changes in the climate.
As noted in his June 1, 2017 remarks, President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement. The United States has reduced all types of emissions, even as we grow our economy and ensure our citizens’ access to affordable energy. Our results speak for themselves: U.S. emissions of criteria air pollutants that impact human health and the environment declined by 74% between 1970 and 2018. U.S. net greenhouse gas emissions dropped 13% from 2005-2017, even as our economy grew over 19 percent.
“If global warming really is a crisis, this can’t possibly be the way to solve it, because windmills and solar panels are very limited technologies. They can provide only a very small part of the energy the world needs,” said Ebell.
“But the people who are behind this push and who promote windmills and solar panels as the solution, well, what’s in it? Well, there’s a huge redistribution of wealth to the people who provide wind and solar power. Nobody would adopt these technologies without massive government subsidies and government mandates.”
Ebell points to the fact that here in the United States, the government gives tax subsidies to anybody who builds wind or solar farms, “most of the states have mandates for turning part of the electric grid over to wind and solar power.”
“So a lot of this, of what’s been done so far, I would just call it a racket. It has nothing to do with reducing emissions. It has to do with enriching people and companies who provided technology that’s commercially unviable.”
US Formally Announces Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal
“Even if [Trump] follows through, it would take just 30 days for a new president to get us back in,” Gore added. “This decision is ultimately in the hands of the voters.”
“If global warming really is a crisis,this can’t possibly be the way to solve it, because windmills and solar panels are very limited technologies.
As noted in his June 1, 2017 remarks, President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because of the unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement. T