Environmental zealots are reeling in the aftermath of President Trump’s June 1st announcement that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. There have been whispers about the move for some time, but now that it’s fact, the radical left is doing what they do best as their exaggerated attacks spread across the social media universe.
In the historic address, the president reminded listeners that the Paris agreement “handicaps the United States economy” and foolishly panders to the very “global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense.”
Vowing to deliver on his original campaign promises, Trump blasted the accord’s “draconian financial burdens” that will eventually cost America some 2.7 million jobs come 2025. Still, the president assures that the U.S. may reenter the agreement in the future as long as negotiations are open.
So, what is the impact of the pull, and how is the left reacting?
The Decision Doesn’t Mean Much
It’s no surprise that American media outlets are buzzing with criticism, but beyond the usual pundit commentary, Twitter is flooded with outrageous celebrity reactions.
Trump’s policies have angered the left since day one, but toss in the environmental topic, and it’s a no-holds-barred battle. Before we put the Hollywood extremists in the hot seat, here’s a quick recap of what the pullout means for America at the moment.
The Paris Agreement was a global pact spearheaded by the United Nations in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Set to begin in the year 2020, the accord gained support from 196 nations across the globe.
As a non-binding contract, participation in the deal is more symbolic than anything. This means that Trump’s assertion of American sovereignty is quite a bold act as he stands to further alienate the far left. It also means he’s putting the American worker first with absolutely no apologies.
An Inconsequential Truth
Despite the contrary claims of militant environmental activists, Republicans have long understood the negative impact of the agreement. The deal was passed by none other than Barack Obama, the president with the single worst negotiation track record in modern history (see Obamacare, the Iran Deal, Bergdahl, ect.).
The Paris accord could cost the United States some $3 trillion on top of countless jobs, and all to bring the temperature down by a hypothetical fraction of a degree—and that’s decades from now.
The facts are unsustainable, and while the American economy suffers, India and China will continue to push coal and increase emissions.
Right now, the U.S. is the undeniable leader in clean energy, gas, oil and the like. As technology evolves each year, we’ve become better than any other country in reducing emissions and adopting green practices.
In the words of Trump, “We’re going to be paying billions and billions and billions of dollars and we’re already way ahead of anyone else. Many other countries haven’t spent anything. And many of them will never pay one dime.”
In short, we are the eco-friendliest of them all—so why should we pay?
Fearmongering At its Finest
Although the cold, hard, scientific facts should be enough, the social-media-obsessed left hardly batted an eye as they turned to Twitter for all things politics.
In the aftermath of the decision, Hollywood commentators and uninformed celebs posted in droves to brainwash an already misinformed public. Bill de Blasio wrote, “Abandoning the Paris accords will be horribly destructive to the Earth and horribly destructive for New York City.” The usual suspects like Al Gore, Elon Musk and Tim Cook also came out to further their radical agendas.
But the best reactions came from the Hollywood elite.
Bette Midler bemoaned, “There has never in US history been such a destructive megalomaniac in the WH,” while Michael Moore gracefully announced, “USA to Earth: F*** YOU.” Singer John Legend called Trump “our national embarrassment,” as supposed “comedian” Kristen Schaal wrote, “Trump’s pulling out of #Parisclimateaccord. Sure wish his dad had pulled out.” The outrageous jabs kept coming as the hours passed, but very few of the world’s most influential voices had any constructive commentary on the matter.
Scientific American magazine posted a dark, post-apocalyptic image to accompany their tweet, while actress Patricia Arquette asked, “Can millions of people launch a class action suit if the US pulls out of Paris accord for negligence?” At this point, conservatives can only sit back, grab some popcorn and wait patiently for the credits to roll.
“I was elected to represent Pittsburgh—not Paris!”
Trump’s brave decision certainly cost him, but not in the way liberals want you to believe. Staunch environmentalists never supported him, and those “Trump Democrats” from Pennsylvania, Ohio and similar states still appreciate his advocating for the blue-collar worker and coal industry.
As the left continues to freak out, let us all remember that the president isn’t challenging the science or even denying climate change as a scientific reality. He’s simply doing what’s right to ensure the continued health of the American economy, and asking for a fairer deal to be brought to the table.
~ Conservative Zone