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President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized the global climate pact, which the United States withdrew from under his administration and which Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden hopes to rejoin, as being designed not to save the planet but to undercut America’s economy.

Trump said in a video statement from the White House to the Group of 20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia that the Paris Climate Agreement was “not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the American economy.”

“To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris climate accord, a very unfair act for the United States,” Trump said amid a discussion by world leaders on issues relating to environmental protection and climate change.

The Trump administration announced its intent to withdraw from the climate deal back in 2017, though the complex rules of the treaty meant the United States formally exited the agreement on Nov. 4 of this year.  . . .

“Today, the Trump administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden administration will rejoin it,” Biden wrote in a tweet.

While Biden’s purported victory in the race for the White House has been called by many media outlets, it remains unclear whether Biden will indeed assume office in January as Trump’s legal team continues to challenge the results of the election.

U.S. participation in the Paris agreement would cost the average family $20,000 and the national GDP $2.5 trillion by 2035, according to the Heritage Foundation. This sacrifice would be made to achieve a global reduction in temperatures of a barely measurable 0.015 degrees Celsius by 2100. . . .

Besides withdrawing from the Paris treaty, Trump has also sought to reverse many of the climate action policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. . . . .

At the time, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the CPP “would have asked low- and middle-income Americans to bear the costs of the previous administration’s climate plan.”

“One analysis predicted double-digit electricity price increases in 40 states under the CPP,” Wheeler said.

Anthony Watts, senior research fellow of environment and climate at The Heartland Institute, told The Epoch Times in a 2019 interview that the Paris climate accord would be ineffective in reducing climate change significantly, and even if it did make a dent, it would come at a major cost to the U.S. economy.

Watts argued that the Paris treaty would have cost the United States about 2.7 million jobs by 2025 due to scaling back parts of industries.

“That would have been about 440,000 manufacturing jobs that we would have lost associated with that [Paris climate accord],” Watts said.

On the impact of American participation in the climate deal, Watts said that by 2030 the United States would see a 38 percent decrease in iron and steel production, a 31 percent decrease in natural gas production, and an 86 percent decrease in coal production.

He added that the projections indicated the United States would see a loss of $3 trillion worth of gross domestic product (GDP) and 6.5 million jobs lost by 2040 in the industrial sector.

Watts added that existing data indicates that carbon dioxide emissions in the United States and the European Union have been generally constant or decreasing between 1970 and 2018, which he said was partly due to switching to natural gas and renewable energy.

Trump, in his G-20 address on Sunday, said that since withdrawing from the Paris pact, the United States has reduced carbon emissions more than any nation.

Agreed to by 189 signatory nations in December 2015, the Paris pact is an effort by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to address what it says is the urgent problem of rising temperatures caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

The pact aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and ideally no more than 1.5 C (2.7 F), compared with pre-industrial levels.

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Article by Tom Ozimek. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Joann Soland
November 24, 2020

I felt this morning in Bible study that the Lord reminded us to occupy until Jesus returns. As in Like 19:13. To occupy the White House like we did for supreme court pick. For God’s chosen leader. Trump means time to ready for His soon comming. Biden a crash course on readying. Praying

Marcia Burgher
November 24, 2020

I think President Trump has a smart and Biden doesn’t have a clue!!!

Paul E Sangster
November 24, 2020

The climate changes. This is not something that man can have any significant effect on. Currently, the earth’s atmosphere is not warming. CO2 has little or no effect on the air temperature, and is necessary for plant growth. There are people who have fudged data to create fear in people. This is for population control, not “saving the Earth” I encourage people to read the book The Mythology of Global Warming by Bruce Bunker, PhD with an open mind. If you don’t do this, I submit that you are part of the problem.

November 24, 2020

Climate change “agreements” between nations are just one of the greatest scams ever pushed by self-serving politicians. What looks good on paper and how they present it to people is nothing more than a layer of corrupt elites lining their pockets while “tickling the ears” of about 15% of the population that thinks the government actually is going to have lasting and meaningful legislation to curb emissions. (which already has been done in America)
The technology has been there for years to have zero emission scrubbers in coal plants and other technology that can be applied in various areas of production, etc. But there are special interests in our government and society that fight this tooth and nail. They don’t want it to be known because it would zero out or siphon away their taxpayer piggy bank trough.
I’m not trying to be a downer but this is just one more area of hideous lies and corruption that must be weeded out.
Those figureheads that talk a great game thanks to their script writers don’t care – only in carefully prepared speeches do they pretend they are concerned. Many of them preach to us on what to do while living in one of their 3 or 4 homes that measure 10+ square thousand feet. Then they hop in their 10 mpg vehicle with an array of other vehicles protecting them as they cruise to the airport to fly in a jet that will burn a thousand+ gallons of fuel while flying overseas to meet with more “conscientious pretending planet lovers”.
They pretend to love the creation (earth) while they ignore the Creator and His most beloved creation – mankind.
Pray for exposure. Pray that they will trip up as they try to deceive the people more and more.

November 24, 2020

Amen to all the above

November 24, 2020

Correction: The Paris Accord was not a treaty, which would have required Senate approval. It was an unbinding agreement.
And yes it was detrimental to the US while allowing China to do nothing toward CO2 reduction.
President Trump was absolutely correct in withdrawing the US from this lop-sided “agreement”, that only a globalist could like.
Let pray for four more years for Trump, and repentance and revival in America. Four more years of Trump would be great. But without repentance and revival, it would almost be pointless.

Pamela Emery
November 24, 2020

climate change is because of China and India. The amount of wast they produce almost outlays what they do produce. I Pray that the next administration will fall flat on their face. Evil will be exposed, and former President Trump runs again in 2024. In 2022 Democrats will lose the House. The needs to arise and meet the challenge not shut down but Stand Up for God, His Son and Holy Spirit.

November 24, 2020

This is one of the whys we need President Trump to remain in office. Let’s pray for voter fraud to be exposed and for the true election results to be known. Continue to stand and pray for truth no matter how it looks Or how long it takes, and watch for a Red Sea moment.

Betsy West
November 24, 2020

For all who foolishly voted for this man, this is just the beginning.


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