Fortunately for America, Trump Nuked Obama’s Paris Global Warming Scam
If you had any doubts about President Trump withdrawing the US from the Obama administration’s Paris Accords in 2017, those doubts were probably laid to rest this past October.
No matter how passionate some people may be about the fraud of global warming, real people have to pay the bills for this boondoggle. And when those bills are forced on people who had no say in them, it can get ugly – very fast.
The Yellow Vest protests in France – which went on for months – were a direct response to that nation’s implementation of carbon taxes and other climate frauds. The people were infuriated and despite the American media’s attempts to ignore the protests, some of us were paying attention. The riots, fires, clashes with police and brutal state-sponsored violence against civilians were all a direct result of the Paris Accords.
In the Netherlands, farmers have been in full revolt against their government’s climate scam. It’s actually pretty hilarious to watch, if you can find footage of it.
The press describes them as “militant farmers.” When they protest, hundreds of farmers get in their diesel-guzzling tractors – with a top speed of about 30 mph – and take over every lane on the freeways as they drive to their regional government buildings to complain.
One government building was pelted with eggs. It was so intense that the genteel Dutch police had to call Germany to send in backup. Fortunately, no one was hurt!
The farmers are revolting against carbon taxes imposed on them for “exceeding” their carbon limits, even as the government gives climate dispensations to other industries. Most of the farmers have permits for more cows than they actually own.
For example, a dairy farm might have a permit to own 50 milk cows, but it only owns 30. The government would still charge carbon taxes against that farm as if it had 20 more farting cows than it really did.
The entire thing is absurd, and the industries being punished hardest are unwilling to bear the punishments over the promise that it will somehow adjust global temperatures in the year 2654.
In Chile, the climate protests are much more intense. (Chile signed on to the Paris Accords in 2014 as well.) Chile switched the Santiago Metro from conventional energy to “renewable” sources, which cost a ton of money and don’t work.
After raising metro fares by 4 cents per ride, the people revolted and set the city on fire. The protest riots spread to six other cities and the government has had to declare martial law. 19 people have been killed in the riots.
This is especially embarrassing for the United Nations, which is supposed to host its big annual climate conference in Chile in December. The meeting was previously scheduled to take place in Brazil, but the new president there told the UN to buzz off, which seems like a smart move on Brazil’s part.
The question now is whether Chile will be able to quell the violence enough before hosting the UN. Once again, climate policies lowered the standard of living for people to the point where they were ready to start hanging politicians from lampposts.
If you want to see another result of virtue signaling over the climate while ripping off consumers, look no further than California here in the US. After the annual Santa Ana winds picked up in October, a failing energy company shut the power off for hundreds of thousands of people in order to prevent wildfires.
Imagine losing power for five days straight just because your electric company has been wasting money on windmills and solar panels instead of upgrading its aging lines. Five days without running water, refrigeration, internet access, or any of the modern conveniences you’d expect in the most populous state in the country. That’s the misery that 950,000 Americans were subjected to in October.
Trump rejected the Paris Accords from the outset, but California’s failed leftwing leadership is still trying to implement it at the state level. Enjoy the misery, Californians.
Fortunately, President Trump spared the rest of the nation from this insanity by trusting his instincts. Every location that is implementing its own version of climate virtue signaling is experiencing riots and a lowered standard of living. Most of us don’t have to experience that in America, because we have a leader looking out for us.