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Will Trump Split The Scene On The Paris Climate Accord?

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by searcher, May 31, 2017.



  1. gnome

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    So, you expect me to believe the $5T fossil fuel industry didn't dump hundreds of millions into buying congress and electing Trump?
    Secretary of State is swinging billion dollar deals with Saudi for his old co Exxon, but this is a victory for anti-corporatism? You're joking.

    And let's not forget the Military Industrial Complex, which is a half trillion dollars in corporate welfare every year to keep the oil running and the petrodollar afloat.

    Wall St. appears perfectly happy with the deal.

    Which trillion dollar industries are bemoaning their lost profits because Trump decided to pull out?

    Complete nonsense Andial.
     
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    The military industrial complex is a half-trillion dollars in corporate welfare a year, mostly just to keep the oil flowing and the petrodollar afloat.

    Want independence? Renewable energy is easiest path to that.
    The Chinese figured out that it sucks to be an energy importer and are now the world's leader in each solar, wind and hydro power. They installed more solar power in 2016 than the US in it's entire history.
    Why hang on to the economy of the past century? (Or the century before that in the case of coal)
    Within 10 years virtually all new autos will be electric.
    It's already far cheaper for in many states to install solar than pay retail electricity.
    Renewable energy will win anyway, it's just a matter of how long the $5T fossil fuel bubble manages to extend and pretend, and just how much damage they do in the meantime.
     
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    I've been to China...
    It's energy policy is a contradiction. The are the world's leader in installed capacity for solar power. World leader in installed wind power. World leader in installed hydro power. World leader in coal consumption.
    They have committed big to renewable energy and almost destroyed the US solar industry, despite the fact that we developed almost all of the technology. Total stupidity that we are not leading the world in this area.

    India just cancelled 14GW of coal plants because it is noncompetitive with solar power.
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item...s_india_cancels_14_gigs_solar_prices_20170530
     
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    Solar power is a no-brainer solution for typically tropical India because air conditioning works full power quite exactly when solar power is best available.
     
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    LOL, keep up, it is now "Climate Disruption"
     
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    I do believe there is a word we use to describe people who do stuff like that, though I can't quite think of what it is. Anybody?
     
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    Don't waste my time again reading your shit, do some reading big oil wanted us in the treaty.
     
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    The world unites against Trump: Angela Merkel vows Europe will take 'more decisive action than ever' after the US pulls out of Paris climate change accord as China says it will uphold the 'hard-won' agreement
    • Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement that Barack Obama entered
    • China, the world's bigger polluter, vows to uphold the 'hard-won' Paris Accord
    • French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Paris climate deal 'irreversible' following Trump's announcement
    • They said the global pact 'cannot be renegotiated'
    • President says he is protecting American jobs and accuses treaty of being designed to redistribute U.S. wealth to other countries
    • 'I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,' he said - 'It is time to make America great again.'
    • Trump told 'foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and across the world' they would not have a say over American jobs and American growth


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4565498/The-world-unites-condemn-Donald-Trump-Paris-agreement.html#ixzz4iqJQgdJQ
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    Germany is no longer an ally of the US. Neither is France. We must pull all our troops and equipment that have protected them for so long back to the states. Let them defend themselves with their climate change warriors.
     
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    I'd love to see Merkel and Macron's assholes puckering, if Trump were to start pulling out of those countries. He needs to give these Elitist assholes a dose of reality. See how good they are at standing up against Putin, when they don't have the U.S. backing them up. Obama did everything but sink the final dagger into this country. That was going to be Hillary's "Matador" moment. Well Fucker's, that got interrupted a little bit, didn't it. If the Scarecrow lady would have won the election, we'd be beyond the point of no return already.
     
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    We have more in common with the Russian people than most Americans think! The reason why that is still widely unknown in this country is that most Americans can no longer think for themselves. They need to get their heads out of their proverbial asses and stop listening to every Joollywood hack who spews their useless opinion on CNN
     
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    'Don't worry, be happy': Putin refuses to condemn Trump over Paris climate change accord as a German newspaper prints 'Earth to Trump: F*** you!' and Europe and China vow to uphold the 'hard-won' agreement
    • Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement that Barack Obama entered
    • China, the world's bigger polluter, vows to uphold the 'hard-won' Paris Accord
    • French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Paris climate deal 'irreversible' following Trump's announcement
    • A German newspaper ran with the headline 'Earth to Trump - f**k you!' on Friday
    • However Vladimir Putin said he will not judge his counterpart and told a delegation in St.Petersburg: 'Don't worry, be happy'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4565498/The-world-unites-condemn-Donald-Trump-Paris-agreement.html#ixzz4ire10L7T
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    Don't worry - be happy..............

     
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    I heard China is also the worlds leader in giant fans used to blow all the polluted air out of the cities so NBC can get footage of the Olympics.
     
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    I love it that Trump announces this as the Bilderberg conference is kicking off day 1 next door in Virginia and he's #1 on the agenda. I don't think that was a coincidence. He just poked the globalists in the eye with his middle finger.
     
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    All of it was horseshit from day 1. Trump called their bluff and the BS fest is over.

    It Begins – German Auto Makers Fear Losing Competitive Advantage Over U.S…

    Posted on June 2, 2017 by sundance

    For those following along over the past two years this will not come as a surprise. European manufacturers understand the entire foundation for the Paris Treaty was about economics, economic advantages and the transfer of economic strength away from the U.S., not climate. Specifically for Germany the outlook is especially troubling.

    First, Germany will be the primary EU country to fill the financial void from the U.K. leaving the EU (Brexit); that financial hole is approximately €15 billion per year. Secondly, Germany will be faced with having to renegotiate trade deals with the U.S. while they remain encumbered with the regulatory burden of the Paris treaty, while the U.S. negotiators are not. This is a large advantage for Team America.

    As such, today we see and immediate reaction. German auto manufacturers announce they are faced with losing a competitive advantage over the U.S. in the global market, and will now need to reassess their domestic production and manufacturing standards:

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    REUTERS Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact.

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.

    “The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive,” Matthias Wissmann, president of the German auto industry lobby group VDA, said in a statement on Friday.


    “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated,” Wissmann said, adding that the decision by the Unites States was disappointing.

    The VDA said electricity and energy prices are already higher in Germany than in the United States, putting Germany at a disadvantage. (link)

    Think about the underlying argument here.

    Funny that. Apparently, when push comes to economic shove the German sensibilities are connected more to their economics than to any do-gooder need to save the planet.

    It won’t stop with Germany either. Specifically by design of their negotiating teams, China and South-East Asia writ large are inoculated from the economic damage of the Paris Treaty. The EU and the U.S. were set-up by the global financial systems to fall hardest on the economic sword of redistribution. Other massive manufacturing growth economies did not have to meet the same level of intentional economic infliction.

    Germany is merely responding to the predictable future.

    We can anticipate many more industrialized nations accepting the looming financial burden and positioning themselves for the exits. Anticipate treaty exits coming faster than a fat kid playing dodge ball.

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    Bottom Line:

    We are no longer an American economy being led by “stupid people”…

    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...s-fear-losing-competitive-advantage-over-u-s/
     
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    Screw them. Sell your Mercedes to all the fuckin Muslims Merkel is letting into your country, Idiots. All these head scratching moves that these heads of state made in the last few years, was because they were all so sure that Sir
    Edmund Hillary herself was going to be Prez. Oops! What do we do now Wally? Ah heck Beav, I don't know, on account of things not turning out the way we expected. Enjoy that turd sandwich Merkel.
     
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    And here it is:

    Toyota sells all shares in Tesla
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    If president Trump sticks to his guns here then I'm calling a bottom on the stagnation of the mid-west verses the coasts and basic industry overall being a better money maker then it has been over the last thirty years here in the U.S.
     
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    U.S. Paid $1 Billion To Paris Agreement Green Fund – All Other Nations Combined $0…
    Posted on June 3, 2017 by sundance

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    The Paris Treaty was/is always about distribution of economic wealth; and the convenient use of “climate phrases” as branding instruments used to create political policy favorable to multinational corporate interests who control the shifting of economic wealth.

    Listen to the responses from participating EU corporate comptrollers discussing climate and the entire purpose of the Paris Treaty becomes self-evident. Example:

    “The preservation of our competitive position is the precondition for successful climate protection. This correlation is often underestimated.”

    ~ Matthias Wissmann, President of German Auto Industry Group VDA

    The preservation of Germany’s competitive auto manufacturing position is contingent upon the U.S. exporting it’s wealth and handcuffing itself to a faux-climate treaty. Do not take my word for it, read Wissmann’s own interview. The Paris Treaty is nothing about climate, and everything about economics and multinational corporate interests.

    Forbes on Fox had an interesting discussion segment earlier today where some of the panel participants explained and discussed this exact issue. The Paris Climate Treaty was never about “climate” it was fundamentally about “economics”.





    The Paris Climate Treaty has nothing to do with “climate” and everything possible to do with economics, globalism and the controlled redistribution of economic wealth as constructed through decades of advanced policies by multinational financial interests.

    There are factually TRILLIONS of dollars at stake.

    The primary concern for every affiliated entity surrounds economics, not climate. “Climate” issues are the Trojan horse, the false ruse, the talking point, the scheme to get economic systems in place -yes, political systems- to control the distributive flow of larger economic wealth within all nations. Period.

    What ObamaCare was to our loss of healthcare individualism, so too is the Paris Treaty a political tool to deconstruct national economic individualism.
    FULL-STOP.

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    To understand the larger objectives of the global and financial elite it is important to understand the three-decade global financial construct they now seek to protect. Global financial exploitation of national markets:

    ♦Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national elements of developed industrial western nations.
    ♦The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.
    ♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).
    ♦With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

    The ‘America First’ Trump-Trade Doctrine upsets the entire construct of this multinational export/control dynamic. Team Trump focuses exclusively on bilateral trade deals with specific policy only looking out for the national interests of the United States.

    Under President Trump’s Trade positions exfiltration of U.S. national wealth is essentially stopped. This puts multinational corporations, globalists who previously took a stake-hold in the U.S. economy with intention to export the wealth, in a position of holding interest of an asset they can no longer exploit.

    Multinational banks have underwritten multinational corporations to own and control U.S. assets and industries. The multinationals then hire K-Street Lobbyists, Tom Donohue (U.S CoC) etc., to create/write the political policy which allows the exploitation and exfiltration of the U.S. asset and U.S. industry. Climate change political policy is part of that legislative tool.

    President Trump has STOPPED the entire system dead in its tracks.

    If you can see the ramifications, understand how much they have already invested in this entire construct, you can begin to understand the severity of the opposition to President Trump – and can grasp reason for the inherent anger we are all witnessing.

    Multinational corporations and billionaire financiers use climate change as a tool toward furtherance of collected global wealth. Their strategy is quite simple, and has been played out for several cycles.

    Create an institutional trade instrument (housing financial bubble example), control it, expand the financial use globally, drive the controlled pricing to an apex and reap the financial rewards. Wash – Rinse – Repeat.

    Their expressed holy grail for ultimate human behavioral control is a global tax on all people more commonly known as a “carbon-trading tax”. Just like ObamaCare, this tax on personage first requires everyone to accept the assumption of why the tax is needed.

    A planetary tax on personage, behavior and activity, through a market-based trade vehicle (Paris Agreement), under U.N. exclusive control; which subverts the national economic interests of sovereign nations.

    The “Carbon Trading” fundamental financial instrument is the foundational block of the financial interests behind modern climate change. The latest exhibition of a decades long series of international construct was the Paris Climate Change agreement.

    REUTERS – Investors with more than $15 trillion of assets under management urged governments led by the United States to implement the Paris climate accord to fight climate change despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to pull out.

    “As long-term institutional investors, we believe that the mitigation of climate change is essential for the safeguarding of our investments,” according to the letter signed by 214 institutional investors and published on Monday.

    “We urge all nations to stand by their commitments to the Agreement,” it said. Signatories of the letter included the California Public Employees Retirement System and other pension funds from Sweden to Australia. (read more)

    Why are multinational banks, and multinational corporations, and multinational investment groups and pension funds so desperate to retain the Paris agreement?

    Simple, those funds have been used by the multinational interests to create the entire system. These funds provided the seed money for the entire financial scheme. Ask yourself….

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    … Where exactly in the U.S. budget did this little $1 billion line-item expenditure come from?

    Again, as we have done in the past, we draw attention to the secret meeting in Sea Island Georgia in 2016 when the billionaire vested participants gathered with the political class to discuss how they could stop candidate Donald J Trump.

    2016 -Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

    The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. (The meeting was not planned to be a strategy session on how to stop the GOP front-runner, but rather evolved into one, as a subsequently obtained agenda makes clear.)

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended.

    So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he “cannot support Donald Trump.”

    Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

    Philip Anschutz, the billionaire GOP donor whose company owns a stake in Sea Island, was also there, along with Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who represents Maryland. Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was there, too, a Times spokeswoman confirmed.

    “A specter was haunting the World Forum—the specter of Donald Trump,” (read more)

    Pay attention to the voices now shouting opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Treaty and you will identify those same oppositional voices who assembled in all economic matters prior to this moment in 2017. Their vested interests center around the economics, not “the climate”.


    Follow
    [​IMG]Mitt Romney

    ✔@MittRomney

    Affirmation of the #ParisAgreement is not only about the climate: It is also about America remaining the global leader.

    4:36 PM - 31 May 2017




    At first glance, the scope of this entire scheme seems so all encompassing it may seem like a political conspiracy theory. However, this is a conspiracy reality.

    President Trump is very smart about the long-term ramifications to this ‘treaty’. If the heavily influenced industrialized nations commit themselves to this agreement they will be anchoring their economic manufacturing base within a tiered system of ridiculously burdensome regulations and agreements.

    The strategic benefit to the United States will stem from not participating in the regulatory stranglehold that accompanies the agreement. Obviously all nations that compete with the U.S on international trade agreements would, for once, be at a disadvantage; and our American manufacturing and industrial base would be able to take strategic advantage. This is why those nations will never complete their promises under the Paris Agreement, they can’t and they won’t.


    In larger terms back in the U.S., President Trump’s refocused policy objectives remove the political benefit from Wall Street and places it back with Main Street, reversing a three decade long shift.

    This approach is adverse to the interests of the globalists.

    President Trump’s economic team are well aware of the strategic advantage is walking away from the Paris Climate Treaty. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and their entire economic and financial team know what is needed to reverse the decades long construct and defeat the interests of the global elites.


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    From cjzak
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    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...ment-green-fund-all-other-nations-combined-0/
     
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    In the process of reading a book that was written by two guys. One is a millionaire the other is a billionaire. The one author that I actually purchased it for is Robert Kiyosaki. The other author is our beloved number 45. I picked up the book at a tag sale for half a dollar. Now I know any self help books is not going to give a clear and concise map of what a person should do to become wealthy, unless of course someone stumbled upon a pirate's map, but I read these types just to get the mind set.
    What Donald J. explained in the publication that came out in 2007 is the same that he has run his campaign on and is trying to implement in our government. Reading this is like looking at the future and the past at the same time.
    BTW, the title is Why We Want You to be Rich.
     
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    MULLANE: Why ordinary Americans don’t take climate change seriously

    We’re out of the Paris Climate Agreement/accord/whatever, and global greenies are freaking and shrieking.

    “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Trump said last week, announcing America’s withdrawal from the deal.

    That line drove the cosmopolitans nuts, and Trump’s media adversaries ramped up the melodrama.

    CNN predicted End Times.

    “Mass extinction is brewing in the natural world,” it reported.

    The faceless, but highly influential, New York Times Editorial Board opined that future generations of mortals will have just two fates: drown or shrivel.

    “(I)t is they who will suffer the rising seas and crippling droughts that scientists say are inevitable unless the world brings fossil fuel emissions to heel,” the paper stated.

    Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor, tweeted: “Denying climate change is like king Canute trying to stop the tide … Mother nature rules while deniers delude.”

    Brokaw is confused. Canute’s point ordering the incoming tide to cease was to demonstrate humility, not pride, that not even a king has control over the tides.

    Climate change enthusiasts believe the opposite. They're anti-Canutes. They believe they can control the tides.

    Even Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Paris, who doesn’t seem to know Trump won the 8th Congressional District that he represents, posted a note on his website saying we need to stick with the Paris deal because “retaining our seat at this table is vitally important.”

    A seat, he should have noted, that we take after jetting to Paris with all the other city-dwelling nature lovers, spewing the same fossil fuel “poison” they insist will make Spaceship Earth uninhabitable.

    This transparent hypocrisy is probably why more than half of Americans don’t buy into anthropogenic climate change, that is, the belief that the climate is changing due to human activity. (A 2014 Pew Research Center poll shows 51 percent of Americans say it’s due to “natural causes” or that there’s “no evidence” of humans as the main cause.)

    Skepticism is reasonable. Americans regularly hear affluent, highly educated academics, scientists, politicians, billionaires and clergy preach that we must undergo “deep decarbonization” to save the planet.

    But we also see these same people living grand lifestyles that produce carbon footprints the size of the Champs-Élysées.

    If they don’t take climate change seriously, why should we?

    In 2015, the urgency of reducing fossil fuel emissions was the topic at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. There, the world’s political and money elite gathered to hear climate king Al Gore. Among these attendees was Florida real estate billionaire Jeff Greene, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate as a Democrat.

    Greene delivered a dire warning about curbing U.S. carbon emissions: “America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life.”


    Greene traveled to the conference with his wife, children and two nannies on his private jet, one of 1,700 private jets that carried greenies like Greene to the forum, according to CNN Money.

    Of course, Greene and the others could have Skyped their meetings, preventing damage to the planet and setting an example for us, the great unwashed who drive SUVs. But they chose to spew greenhouse gas into the already crippled atmosphere the way an HBO special spews obscenities.

    By which I mean a lot.

    What the elites don’t get is that we Americans are not cerebral academics. We’re street smart. You must have common sense survival instincts when you live free.

    And what we street-smart Americans see in the climate change crowd are a bunch of smug elites from European capitals, hectoring billionaires like Jeff Greene, and even Vatican contingents of jet-hopping bishops, all spewing the fossil fuel gases they say are junking the planet.

    For me, it is particularly distressing to see Catholic clergy, who lately seem more enthusiastic about embracing the Realpolitik of the world, rather than the Real Presence of the Eucharist. They seem to have forgotten that their sole duty is to save souls, not save polar bears, which, by the way, are doing just fine and don’t need saving.

    Americans aren’t climate change deniers. They’re skeptics.

    The real climate change deniers are the eco-warriors who gather in places such as Davos -- the college-credentialed crowd who make apocalyptic claims about the peril of carbon emissions, then deny those claims by living lifestyles and chasing careers at odds with the climate science they tell us is irrefutable.

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    J.D. Mullane's column appears in the BCCT Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and in the Burlington County Times on Wednesday. Reach him at 215-949-5745; email: jmullane@calkins.com; Twitter: @jdmullane

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    Did everybody already forget about the BMW emissions scandal? It's all about the money. On CNN this morning, dumb Jake Tapper tried to spin last night's terrorist attack in London as Trump's fault for pulling out of the Paris agreement!
     
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    Edited to add: after all, everyone knows that China's lack of pollution control regs is a drawing factor for corps to off-shore their operations. So enforce EPA regs World-wide in the same manner we send military World wide to fight terrorism. Make their factories comply equally.
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    Al Gore calls the Trump administration 'tongue-tied and confused' about climate change - because the truth is 'still inconvenient'
    • Former Vice President Al Gore went on a number of Sunday shows to criticize President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement
    • On ABC's This Week, Gore appeared after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and acknowledged he had a 'difficult job' because Trump has wavered on the issue
    • 'The administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient,' Gore said


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    John Kerry says he doesn't believe Trump will really negotiate a better climate deal: 'That's like O.J. Simpson saying he's going to go out and find the real killer'
    • Former Secretary of State John Kerry is skeptical that President Trump really plans to renegotiate a climate deal for the United States
    • On Thursday, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, though said he would try to get a better deal for the U.S.
    • Talking to Chuck Todd Sunday on Meet the Press, Kerry suggested Trump was as earnest as O.J. Simpson when he said he wanted to find the 'real killer'


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