That is the latest word out of Washington. According to sources within the administration, President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is pulling the United States out of his predecessors landmark global climate agreement. A White House official admitted on Wednesday, there could be “caveats in the language” announcing the withdrawal.
Mr. Trumps move to remove the U.S. From Obama’s crown jewel, would fulfill a major campaign promise he made to supporters and is certain to drive some allies, mostly RINO’s over the edge of reality after they worked for years negotiating the accord to reduce carbon emissions. The source insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.
On Wednesday morning President Trump tweeted: “I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Mr Trump is widely known to favor pulling the nation out of the agreement because he feels it is based in faulty and fake data. Never-the-less, he has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from a range of inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute.
Many of the President’s top aides have been divided on the accord. On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Trump is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has favored remaining in the deal. But Chief strategist Steve Bannon supports an exit. In addition, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, generally thinks the agreement is a bad deal for the U.S. He would like to see if the U.S. emissions targets can be changed because they are economy suppressing.
Prior to leaving office, Obama committed the nation to the agreement along with almost 200 other nations. In 2015 the signatories agreed to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to varying degrees in an questionable effort to combat climate change. The withdraw by the President would leave the United States and Russia among the world’s industrialized economies in rejecting the agreement.
The Sierra Club’s executive director, Michael Brune, has already prepared to jump off the Climate Cliff saying the expected move is a “historic mistake which our grandchildren will look back on with stunned dismay at how a world leader could be so divorced from reality and morality.” This, even though there is no definitive evidence that climate change is anymore than a naturally occurring phenomenon that is a result of the cycles of our sun.
Trump claimed before taking office that climate change was a “hoax” created by the Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy. Such an assertion stands in defiance of broad scientific consensus. However, consensus is not fact an more and more scientists have move to the Hoax side of the debate in the last two years.
What is not clear is if Mr. Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which could take three years, or simply exit the U.N. climate change treaty on which the accord was based.