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President Trump Withdraws U.S. from Paris Climate Accord

The headline at the United Kingdom's Daily Mail this evening (HT Drudge) pretty much says it all, "'I represent the people of Pittsburgh NOT Paris': (President) Trump pulls U.S. out of climate accord saying it is a foreign attempt to seize American jobs and American wealth - and is immediately attacked by Obama."

Fox News carried a baker's dozen separate stories under the banner headline, "'A SAD DAY': World reacts to US pullout from climate agreement," which said in the story's lede paragraph, "World leaders reacted with dismay Thursday to President Trump's announcement that he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, while three prominent European heads of state rejected his suggestion that the deal could be renegotiated."

The other 12 stories from the Fox News homepage were:

The two opinion pieces are by, first, Doug Schoen (view from the left) and then by Erick Erickson (view from the right).

Tucker Carlson devoted his first segment (11:21 minutes) to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord. It's classic Tucker Carlson , and includes a montage of leftist commentary on President Trump's decision. His guest is Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine, and the exchange is worth watching since once again, Tucker's guest dodges the questions.

At ARLnow.com this afternoon, Arlington County's state and national political elite obsess over the President's decision, including:

"Rep. Don Beyer (D), who represents Arlington in the House of Representatives, highlighted how Trump’s decision to withdraw will negatively impact the United States’ foreign relationships.

“Trump’s decision will be a self-inflicted wound on our allies’ trust in American leadership,” Beyer wrote in a statement alongside fellow members of the House Safe Climate Caucus. “The Paris Agreement was a vision reflecting decisive action, hope, ingenuity, and the ideals with which we would define our country’s place in the world. Withdrawal from that agreement represents a triumph of ignorance, nativism and political pandering, and the message it sends to other countries will be disastrous for the relationships which have built and sustained our prosperity.”

"Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) released a statement condemning the president’s decision. He wrote that despite the withdrawal, Virginia will continue to do its part to fight climate change.

“The President’s dangerous action today will have a devastating impact on our environment, our economy, and our health,” McAuliffe said. “The United States economy is dependent on leadership in the world, yet the President seems inclined to sit back and let other nations pass us by. Climate change is a threat to our way of life. If President Trump refuses to lead the response, Virginia will.”

"McAuliffe also detailed how his own actions have differed from Trump’s. He wrote how in early May, he signed an order to reduce carbon emissions in the Commonwealth."

See the ARLnow.com story for comments by U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia).

Finally, Mark Levin's "Daily Recap" today noted, "The President’s speech on the Paris climate accord was magnificent, simple and directed straight at the American people, who now understand the devastating effect the Paris agreement would have had on their livelihoods." There is also a link to a NY Times story on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

Unfortunately, no one bothered to talk about the science underlying global warming. Advocates of climate change talk obsessively about the " 97% consensus" among climate scientists. Take a few minutes to read Climate Depot's new 9-page 'Talking Points' Memo, "a complete skeptics’ guide for elected officials, media and the public on how to discuss global warming backed up by dozens of citations to peer-reviewed research." You'll learn the 97% so-called consensus has been "pulled from thin air."

And if Climate Depot's 'Talking Points Memo," doesn't provide you enough information, click-over to the website of the Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), "founded in 1990 by atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer." (from SEPP's Wikipedia entry). Take a look, especially, at their (mostly) weekly newsletters, The Week That Was (TWTW).

An October 2016 poll by Pew Research showed "The Politics of Climate," saying, "Polarized views about climate issues stretch from the causes and cures for climate change to trust in climate scientists and their research. But most Americans support a role for scientists in climate policy, and there is bipartisan support for expanding solar, wind energy." According to Pew:

"This survey extensively explores how peoples’ divergent views over climate issues tie with people’s views about climate scientists and their work. Democrats are especially likely to see scientists and their research in a positive light. Republicans are considerably more skeptical of climate scientists’ information, understanding and research findings on climate matters. A few examples:
  • Seven-in-ten liberal Democrats (70%) trust climate scientists a lot to give full and accurate information about the causes of climate change, compared with just 15% of conservative Republicans.
  • Some 54% of liberal Democrats say climate scientists understand the causes of climate change very well. This compares with only 11% among conservative Republicans and 19% among moderate/liberal Republicans.
  • Liberal Democrats, more than any other party/ideology group, perceive widespread consensus among climate scientists about the causes of warming. Only 16% of conservative Republicans say almost all scientists agree on this, compared with 55% of liberal Democrats."

Other polls have shown that global warming ranks far down the list of the concerns of most Americans. For example, see our December 7, 2016 Growls.

So, take a few minutes to write or call your Congressional representatives. Tell them whether whether you agree or disagree with President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords. Contact information is available at the Library of Congress' Congress.gov. Taxpayers living in Virginia's Arlington County can contact:

  • Senator Mark Warner (D) -- write to him or call (202) 224-2023
  • Senator Tim Kaine (D) -- write to him or call (202) 224-4024
  • Representative Don Beyer (D) -- write to him or call (202) 225-4376

Or just click-on and write to President Trump at the White House!

Or click-on to write to Governor Terry McAuliffe.

And ask for a written response. And tell them ACTA sent you.

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