The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Saturday that President Trump believes the climate is changing and man contributes to it. That was the big news from CNN Saturday.
“President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” Haley said in response to a question on everyone’s mind after his decision to withdraw the country from the Paris climate accord.
Trump “knows that it’s changing and that the US has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do,” she continued, adding that withdrawing from the Paris agreement won’t change the country’s commitment to curbing climate change.
“Just because the U.S. got out of a club doesn’t mean we aren’t going to care about the environment,” she said.
The full interview will air Sunday on “State of the Union” at 9 a.m. and noon ET.
In November The New York Times asked Trump if he believed human activity was connected to climate change, Trump acknowledged that there is “some connectivity.”
Who doesn’t believe the climate is changing? Who doesn’t believe man contributes? The problem has always been how much we contribute and what we can do about it, if anything. We must be good stewards of our planet but the Paris agreement did little to nothing about climate. It was about global governance and transferring U.S. wealth to thugs and dictators in foreign lands, with no mechanism for accountability.
Competitive Enterprise Institute has extensive research on the Paris deal, but quickly, they name five reasons why it was bad for America: it breaks a campaign promise for more affordable energy; it will inflict further energy restrictions on nations already deprived; it is a treaty and was not ratified by the senate, setting a dangerous precedent; foreign bureaucrats will govern our energy policy; it has no measurable climate or environmental benefits.
The computer models, from which these predictions of doom originated, have been wrong every year and have to be readjusted.
Furthermore, full compliance by every signatory in the Paris deal would reduce the global temperature by no more than .17 by 2100, an insignificant number, at a cost of $41 trillion to $85 trillion.
The fact is that then-president Obama acted like a tinpot dictator, ignoring Congress and our Constitution to get it passed, which is why this deal was never legitimate.