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The Magic Disappearing $100 Billion Climate Fund
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  • Boritz

    the Trump administration’s dismantling of US regulations meant to limit American emissions. –redaction of FT

  • FriendlyGoat

    Like most everything else which might be socially desirable, the “green movement” in the USA is as alive as Jared and Ivanka Kushner say it is. It is a remarkable state of affairs that virtually everyone else in the Trump administration has no independent say on anything and those two have the remarkable characteristics of 1) Actual capability to influence Dad, 2) Represent a younger generation, 3) Are not either completely nuts or completely sold out to conservative spin, 4) Cannot/will not be fired by the boss or shut down by the Republican machine for occasionally saying sensible things. They probably have no idea how much authority and influence they have oddly inherited for the issue of global climate change. (If they read the TAI comment section, they would know. I just told them “one” way and everyone else here will probably tell them “another” way.)

    • Isaiah601

      What are you talking about? I mean, do you read what you write? My god, is this what advanced TDS looks like?

      • D4x

        I scan the headers of leftwingMedia to know who is getting slimed on any given day. [Satire alert]: Passover week attack: ‘The Goddess Yi-Wan-Ka apparently personally launched the 59 Tomahawks into Syria from her throne, in a Prague cemetery’.

        Only a quick hop from ‘goddess Yi-Wan-Ka’ to “China hacked our elections”. Or something about building illegal Glam Rooms in Tibet…

      • f1b0nacc1

        I imagine that it is difficult for him to ready what he is typing through the spittle on the screen…

        • Isaiah601

          Comrade FG never believed me when I told him that I respond to him not just for his benefit, but to enjoy the cleverness of others. So two old Chicago alums share a laugh. I think that’s a good outcome.

    • seattleoutcast

      Because wanting a responsible and limited government is “nuts.” This implies you are for inept and unlimited government.

      • Isaiah601

        He is for unlimited government. He wants control. Their effectiveness in terms of servicing the needs of citizens are of no concern to him. Good luck Sir!

      • FriendlyGoat

        What it “implies”, is what I said. Jared and Ivanka may very well not be AGW deniers to the extent of other Republicans, and if they are not, they could be influential for the “green” movement.

  • Arkeygeezer

    “Climate diplomacy has become the leading forum in our time for hypocritical posturing and the politics of pretense. ……………. this sorry state of affairs is likely to continue.”

    Good! Climate change and the Trump/Russia conspiracy should keep the Liberals, academics and media busy, while we rebuild the country.

    • Jim__L

      So what do we build as an alternative to academia? It’s a very useful institution, when it’s working properly.

      What is our “shadow academy”, what are our institutions that we’re standing up to take on the cultural workload?

      Snarking on the web isn’t enough.

      • f1b0nacc1

        The key words in your comments are “when it’s working properly”….it isn’t, and hasn’t for quite a while.

        What precisely is the academy necessary for right now? As you know, I would argue that it would ideally serve about 2-3% of the population (likely not even that), and much of that would be in areas that are more or less luxuries.

        Let’s be blunt, we need new institutions, and those will have to grow organically. Working to impose top down solutions with motivations like saving what we have now isn’t going to do the trick. I know that you are trying to advocate something productive here, but I am not sure that simply letting these failing, flailing messes sink into decay isn’t such a bad idea.

        • Andrew Allison

          FWIW, back in 1964, when I graduated, 14% of UK school kids went to university, versus 40% in the USA. The UK seemed to do just fine. If you consider that 50% of the 72% of high school graduates US college entrants don’t graduate, and half the rest take six years to do so, something less than 20% belong in college.

          • f1b0nacc1

            I completely agree….though I would suggest that the 20% number is probably about 2-3%. We do not need degree level programs for most of the job training that we do, and if we are going to really start arguing that academic pursuits are either desirable or supportable for most of our population, then I suspect we are already far, far away from reality.

          • Andrew Allison

            We’re largely in agreement (sigh), but I was arguing that there’s evidence that an economy can support (and utilize) a significantly higher percentage than you propose. Aside from the fact that it’s probably about right (unquestionably better than the nonsensical 72%), 15%-20% is just possibly something society could accept, 2%-3% would die on the anti-elitist vine.
            As an aside let’s not confuse post-secondary education with academic pursuits. We are, at least in theory, largely talking about preparing people for jobs which actually require post-secondary education, not academic pursuits (if we reduce the supply of college entrants by a factor of four, we need 75% less academics).
            I can’t help but comment on today’s scientific breakthrough, namely how shoelace knots come undone. Just how much did society as a whole pay for this utterly useless “research”.

          • f1b0nacc1

            Once again, we agree….it is essential not to confuse post-secondary education with ‘higher’ education (i.e. academic pursuits, though most of what goes on in universities these days is ‘academic’ only by the loosest of definitions). Vocational training is fine with me, and deserves far more support and attention than it gets.

            OK, here we can disagree….I love the shoelace thing… It is all about mechanical engineering and materials science. From the point of view of engineering, i can see tons of applications for this, and I would think that any number of research institutes (NOT publicly funded universities, however) could make a great case for doing it.

          • Andrew Allison

            Thank goodness, I was starting to get worried [/grin]

          • Wyrdless

            I agree with most of what you say, however the percentage​ of people who can handle and get something from being in college really is around 20%

          • f1b0nacc1

            This isn’t about how many people can handle it, it is about how many people really benefit from it in general. I have spent a long time in academe (thankfully no longer!) and saw way too many people who were there because ‘it was what was expected of them’ or ‘they had no idea of what else to do’) We don’t need college degrees to be the foundation of most work, and without that, most people wouldn’t bother.

            As an example, there is an old saying I used to tell me students…”We don’t have too many lawyers, we have too many SMART lawyers”

          • Wyrdless

            Fair enough. I benefitted a great deal from college and took rigorous course on history, science and economics.

            I skipped movies and Society.

            I know what you are saying. Thanks

          • f1b0nacc1

            I wouldn’t trade my education for anything, but as someone who grew up in a family of academics (I was 9 before I realized that there were adults you didn’t have to call “Dr.” or “Professor”!), I learned the hard way that it isn’t right for everyone. Once you have flooded the system with people who aren’t really there for any reason other than it is expected of them, they need to find something ‘interesting’ to do, and that tends to be classes with “Studies” in the title….

            Cheers!

          • MyRoseHasTHORNS

            We need trade schools starting around 8th grade. By then you know who is academic, who is trade oriented and who is a total waste of time and energy.

          • brian_in_arizona

            The US Dept of Labor under the Obama Administration issued a report about a year ago forecasting long term labor markets. Guess what! Most of the jobs of the future do not require a college education. Despite this, we have leaders who tell young Americans that they must, must get a college education if they want a good job.

          • jreb57

            The question is not whether you graduate and get a degree. Einstein did not graduate. The question is did you learn anything that matters and did you develop a BS filter.

          • Andrew Allison

            I’d like to think that graduating without learning anything that matter of a BS filter is a relatively recent phenomenon associated with graduating far too many people.

      • ——————————

        Academia is a way-over-bloated mess funded by the federal government. It has also brainwashed societies into believing of it’s ersatz relevance.

        Our civilizations have not risen on the back of academics, they have risen on the backs of IQ, drive, determination, courage, and ideas….

        • Jim__L

          … All of which can be found at the academy if you look hard enough — and all of which should be what the new institutions we need, are about.

          So much of the talk on these boards is about tearing things down. And yes, they *do* need tearing down, as they stand. But tearing down every institution, without having something to replace them? That’s madness.

          This board could be a great clearing house of information about what we *should* be doing, what is out there that’s worthy of our support, what’s out there that can in time — only a little time, with hard work on our part! — replace what the Left has ruined.

          Look, the universities of America have driven basic physics forward. They’ve trained generations of engineers, doctors, people who can’t fake expertise. This needs to continue, there is something worth saving — and there is definitely something worth building up in the place of what we have now.

          The sooner we identify it, the more support we can give it, the better America’s chances are.

          • ——————————

            While I stick to my comments that you replied to, I do agree with your reply. There should not be a complete removal of academia as you say. I would never honestly want all forms of academia removed. There should be a complete revamp, and it’s importance reduced dramatically. It has gotten out of hand…as everything usually does…humans always push things too far one way or the other.
            We are strapping people with huge debt and telling them they are useless unless they have that almighty degree….you know…you don’t want to end up working in a factory son, do you? We have now created a educated and uneducated class in this country, and closed many of the doors to jobs on those without degrees. There are a lot more ways to measure education, than a degree. Except for a few jobs, it has no importance when measuring a persons value in the work place.

            There are plenty on here that want ‘something’ done, and some/most have high degrees.
            I believe it is a great “clearinghouse of information” here.

          • MyRoseHasTHORNS

            We’ve also created a class of educated idiots that demand $15- an hour for an entry level job. Now some primadonna thinks universities MUST supply FREE tampons in all restrooms including the men’s room.

            When will we teach them PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, honesty, work ethic?

          • ——————————

            Better yet…when will they learn it for themselves?….

          • MyRoseHasTHORNS

            Perhaps only when we withhold not only everything they request/demand but also tighten the welfare system so that it is truly only a short term safety net.

          • D4x

            Good luck changing any of that. The $15/hr campaign is fuelled, and organized by the SEIU & Working Families Party. They already politically own NYC. Columbia Teachers College changed the teaching model to student-centered self-learning at least twenty years ago. That means teachers stay as silent as possible.

          • jreb57

            The problem with SEIU is the “I” as in international.

          • D4x

            SEIU founder, Leon Davis, was Russian-born, erstwhile Communist. https://www.city-journal.org/html/union-rules-new-york-13736.html

          • jreb57

            Unions today have too much in common with communism.

          • D4x

            Sweeping generalizations are too complex to discuss online. The SEIU has gone national, organizing for $15/hr, which MRhT comment cited.
            I did not mean to discuss in depth.

          • ——————————

            Wow, I find that rather interesting….

          • jreb57

            There is a very important difference between education and brainwashing.

          • ——————————

            Yes there is. The two are just about opposites.

            Unfortunately the left has intertwined them….

          • jreb57

            “Unfortunately the left has intertwined them.”
            And blurred the difference.

          • disqus_GpiUsQLtur

            I have looked at the public budgets of a couple of public universities in my area. They spend nearly 50% on “Support Services” such as the President’s Office, various VP’s offices, and other nonacademic related activities. We have a mandatory Minimum Loss Ratio requirement on health insurance plans now of 80% for Medicare plans and 85% on commercial plans. Why not start by passing a law that standardizes University accounting and requires that at least 80% of ALL revenues go toward academics and not “Support”.

          • jreb57

            Title IX plays a part in this as well.

          • jreb57

            What is needed is a no nonsense education. I got one, but that was 60 years ago. Nonsense is not compatible with science and engineering.

      • Nancy Day

        What “we” build is private universities without taxpayer subsidies.

      • geezer117

        As long as academia is purely a tool of the Left, they can rot as far as I care.

    • jreb57

      Good point!

  • PCB

    Why should financing this be any different than NATO, UN, and on, and on…? The U.S. pays up while the rest of the world pays lip service. Had HRC been elected, the U.S. most assuredly would have paid the balance of the $100B as assumed all along. Trump’s victory put a pickle in that assumption.

    • MR_22

      > Trump’s victory put a pickle in that assumption.

      Thank heavens! I didn’t like my taxes going to Iran on secret planes and I don’t want it funding fake science. Let’s keep our cash and make America better, not waste it on things that don’t matter around the world. If we’re going to use money around the world, we could at least choose something valid, instead of this stupid bogus political science called global warming.

  • Proud Skeptic

    Frankly, I’m shocked that they managed to collect as much as they did.

    • ——————————

      Never underestimate the fatuousness of humanity….

      • RonRonDoRon

        Or, as others have said, never underestimate the human capacity for self-deception.

    • Isaiah601

      You can bet Obama sunk a lot into that.

      • Sam Pyeatte

        We need to claw back the money Obama managed to “give” to the UN for the great fraud, AGW. Most of it has probably been spent already on drugs and hookers.

  • Beauceron

    “Until the green movement wises up, develops a serious and pragmatic agenda, and pursues a strategically sound political approach, this sorry state of affairs is likely to continue.”

    Indeed. The first thing they should do is make it strictly about climate. Much of this agreement has turned out to be a redistribution scheme for the third world to get a form of first world welfare rather than holding down global temperatures.

    Some of the climate ideologues have openly admitted this. Ottmar Edenhofer, when he was Co-Chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said it bluntly:

    “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/11/18/ipcc-official-%E2%80%9Cclimate-policy-is-redistributing-the-worlds-wealth%E2%80%9D/

    If they want people to get back on board, they should make environmental policy be about…the environment. It should not be used as a way to strongarm developed countries into making contributions into third world coffers.

    • Jack Hagan

      It was NEVER about “keeping temperatures down”. Wise up. You are like those people who visit the con men in jail, still sure they are good guys.

      • MR_22

        Exactly. This has nothing to do with global temperatures and everything to do with controlling energy–and profiting off it.

    • Sam Pyeatte

      Our environment is pretty good right now. The best way to keep a clean environment is to have a booming economy and a rich and prosperous people because they will demand it. A country of poor people and poverty has as its top priority to simply avoid starvation and disease, not how clean their environment is.

  • f1b0nacc1

    “Until the green movement wises up, develops a serious and pragmatic agenda, and pursues a strategically sound political approach, this sorry state of affairs is likely to continue.”

    Well, fortunately then we aren’t likely to see any real change.

  • Dale

    Spot on. Where there is as much corruption as we’ve witnessed so far in the CAGW scam, why should we not expect to see even more as more details become public. The scammers are being scammed. This would be great if it wasn’t for the rest of us having to bail this whole fiasco out with our hard-earned tax money which is being forcefully taken from us.

  • How much longer will we allow the hoax of “man-caused climate change” to continue to erode our freedoms and make money disappear? If these developing nations had a responsible government, they wouldn’t be depending on handouts from the rest of the developed world.
    It’s way past time to start ousting any politician who believes in this lie.

  • jguy1957

    This climate change is just a scam to get money from people and use it how these fraudsters want. It was never about saving the Earth, people, or other life forms. It is just like in the 1960’s when the Democrats took the Social Security Funds and placed them into the General Fund to pay for the Welfare, Food Stamps, and other “Social Engineering” programs that haven’t helped make the groups they were designed for better. This theft of Social Security Funds have hurt the people that have paid into it and continue to pay into it. When these fraudsters run out of money from one scam they find another, and the worse part is they are part of the Government. That is why never to trust the government with our money and to keep them small.

  • Jeffn

    The other piece to this is that foreign aide is now coming with strings attached to make it climate aide. The developing nation that needs clean water and cheap energy and used to be able to get foreign aide for those projects isn’t happy to hear that it’s now earmarked for building higher sea walls in ports where there has been no measurable increase in sea level. They are being asked to spend any money they get on projects they don’t want (or don’t prioritize) Just because it makes liberals in New York feel better about writing the check.

    And is anybody else here wondering why we’re offering foreign aide to China in the first place? The fact that we buy their junk is aide enough.

  • Nancy Day

    Climate Fraud is so obvious that even the participants at the highest level won’t throw their own money into the bonfire.

  • MMA-Miami Rocks

    As everyone should know by now, ‘climate change’ is a scam by the U.N. to redistribute wealth to the third-world.

  • JDComments

    The history of Mankind is comprised of those with less trying to take from those with more.

    Capitalism and markets have greatly increased overall wealth and raised the living standards of a great many people so that in the West even the “poor” live better than the wealthy did in the Medieval period. However, there will always be disparity and thus the dynamic of envy, especially as it is used as a fundamental motivator by Progressives, will continue to shape our world.

    The so-called Green Agenda is nothing more than another manifestation of this paradigm playing out on the world stage.

  • tax_payer58

    OMG. There are actually “climate” ministers?
    What a joke. All this time and expense for nothing.

    There is no definite scientific proof, through real-world observation that carbon dioxide is responsible for any of the slight warming in the global climate that has occurred during the past 300 years, since the peak of the Little Ice Age.… The contention that human emissions are now the dominant influence on climate is simply a hypothesis, rather than a universally accepted scientific theory

    Man-made Global warming is a hoax!

  • Jerry Shuster

    ” As soon as we meet our commitments to NATO , we will start looking at our commitment to Climate Fund ” .

  • Maxx Scott

    I have long ago given up on foreign aid of any type. I earnestly work on fund raising for starving Africans in my youth, but there is more starvation in Africa today than in my naive youth. I have learned since then that food/money equate to power and the legitimate leaders and the illegitimate war lords take the food/money to give themselves power.

    How much of this $100 billion will actual make it to serve the purpose it is intended and how much will be to enrich the few?

    • vaccinia

      None of it & all of it….

  • disqus_GpiUsQLtur

    It’s so sad the 3rd World Welfare Slush Fund is failing – sniffle

  • Samuel Delaney

    another bureaucracy to match the bloated and ineffective bureaucracies spread out around the world. If the anti-fuel extremists would focus their efforts towards positive solutions for our need for energy rather than spending money demonizing people who are actually providing goods and services people want and need, the world would be a much better place.

  • Samuel Delaney

    Colleges and universities, both public and private, should put their well-endowed endowments where their mouths are and pay the tuition for those who aren’t able to afford tuition and living expenses and then require the children of the wealthy and

  • MD

    The climate fund is mostly a contribution to the rulers of undemocratic regimes, some of them among the world’s worst. Much of it will probably end in private bank accounts.

  • RonRonDoRon

    “Until the green movement wises up, develops a serious and pragmatic agenda …”

    Anyone holding their breath waiting for that is really kidding themselves.

  • rlhailssrpe

    This is the essence of the green movement, money and power. The central fact in the Paris Accord was a commitment of $100 Bn PER YEAR, from primarily the US, to other nations. This is on top of prior funding commitments. Thus no dough, no climate control. Diplomats are experts at creative financing. They just want your money, as much as they can get.

    When Trump said no, a lot of nice careers were flushed away.

    Climate change is a problem. So is dandruff. It is a matter of judgment how much pain one must undergo in order to solve a problem.

    I once read of a person who poured acid on their head to achieve something. I personally thought that was too much to get rid of dandruff. So I might not pay for the acid or the medical bills.

  • IWantALamborghini

    Pretty soon Barry is going to get involved here and make sure everyone pays their fair share. This was his deal and he will be offended if people don’t pay up.

    And John Kerry, too. Because this stuff is important. It’s a national security issue more important than North Korea or anything. I’m pretty sure he’s going to go public on this and really let Trump hear what he thinks.

    Obama and Kerry, now THESE are some dealmakers I really miss. These guys were playing 5D chess while everyone else was just trying to figure out how to play checkers.

    We didn’t deserve those guys. We weren’t ready for them.

    • reagangs

      I’m happy with my Ford Escort and my wife’s Chevy Malibu. IWantALamborghini.

  • Hypernonpartisan

    Alarmism is based on fake science. Here’s what the real science says:

    1. Neutral feedback CO2 equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS — the amount of warming from doubling CO2) is a highly unalarming 1C. Absent strong positive feedback, there is no crisis.

    2. Feedback is very poorly understood, hence the lowered but still wide ECS range of 1.5C-4.5C from the UN’s 5th Assessment Report.

    3. The models that assume strong positive feedback have failed miserably. https://judithcurry.com/2015/12/17/climate-models-versus-climate-reality/

    4. The null hypothesis — that late 20th century warming was the natural continuation of the trend that started in the 19th century with the end of the Little Ice Age — must be accepted unless someone can show otherwise.

    • wally12

      @Hypernonpartisan: You are correct that the alarmism is based on fake science. There is no proof that CO2 is the driver of warming the earth. Your 4th or last sentence appears to need a little adjustment. The warming that we have today is mainly the result of the continuation of coming out of the Little Ice Age. There is good proof of that. Look up the data collected from the Tornio River in Finland. This river was monitored and data collected for the earliest ice breakup each year from 1693 to the present. The original graph of this data shows that the northern hemisphere has been warming on average for over 300 years with cycles of cooling and warming during that span of time. What is also interesting is that if CO2 was that big of an influence on temperature, then there should be a significant change in the rate of warming during the industrial era of 1940 to the present. No significant change shows up and the rate shows up as a straight line. Thus, the CO2 theory has a major problem.

      • Hypernonpartisan

        What adjustment would you suggest for #4?

        Do you have a link to the Tornio River data and analysis to which you refer?

        • wally12

          @Hypernonpartisan:disqus link I used was to do a search for “the ice break up of the tornio river in finland from 1693 to 2000″. The actual title under the information was titled,”Trends in the ice breaking date in the tornio river finland”. The actual address was, http://www.grida.no/graphics/ib/detail/treads – in – the – ice – breaking – data – in – the – tornio – river, finland_5cf4
          The information furnished is a graph that shows a steady average straight line of ice breakup dates from 1693 to 2000.
          I have read other later investigations of this 300 year data and that used higher math to show that there has been a change in the rate of ice breakup from a date in 1800’s to the present to account for the industrial era. The use of data from a shorter time span can reveal many different scenarios depending on when the study is conducted meaning that if the starting date is at the height of a cold period to the present, a rapid warming rate can be shown. The studies of these types are further biased when the end point is during a warm spell such as an El Nino. Therefore, I usually question the validity of those types of studies especially for cyclical changes in weather events.
          I tend to believe the original Tornio River data since in 1693 there were no “Warmers” nor “Skeptics” regarding climate change. Instead, those Finns began the data collection as a means of predicting when river travel could begin in the spring of each year to advance commerce and other travel.

          • Hypernonpartisan

            Great stuff! Thanks, wally!

  • Brandyn K

    I’m offended at this authors use of the term “welshed”, the Welsh have a proud and honorable past and don’t deserve to be reduced to a derogatory term for abandonment. I mean come on people we are in the age of the transgender bathroom, can’t we at least let our cultural differences go. How about I use the term “jewed” in the same context? Appropriate?

  • Paul_in_Colorado

    A glance at the water quality in Michigan shows that the EPA has wandered very far from its intended functions while conducting its war on energy development in the US. But this is entirely predictable. Whenever Progressives take over an institution it ceases to perform its intended function and instead becomes a perch from which to preach Progressive values and suppress opposing opinions. What was once a noble effort to protect our planet and the creatures on it has become just another typical franchise of the Progressive movement. They ruthlessly enforce their strict orthodoxy on the entire country while organizing vicious attacks on non-believers. Sociology majors insult and demonize helioseismologists, instructing them that the science is settled and that if they wish to keep their jobs they’ll shut up and toe the line. Beneath the surface the Progressive franchises are all the same – they all offer the identical product in packages designed to attract particular fringe elements. Their logo may say Gay Rights, Women’s Rights, La Raza, or Clean Air & Water, but the product is always the same – more power for Progressives to control our lives and our economy.

    • jreb57

      The agenda of the progressive movement is to keep themselves in power. All of the Democrats and too many Republicans share this agenda.

  • jim

    What do you expect. Liberals just being liberals or aka apes just being apes. Since man made climate change is totally bogus and been proven time and time again it’s a money and power grab why would this surprise anyone? I always laugh when I prove with scientific documentation the look on libs faces the fact that over 2/3 of the earths history has been with NO ice at all at the caps. Lol. What idiots. And when the next ice age begins as it now has for millions of years on s regular and predictable basis it will then be man made cooling. Pitiful libiots are what’s predictable.

  • bscook111

    Our policy ought be to see how others pledge, and pledge accordingly. Then America should be last in andd only after every other check has cleared. And, we should be in charge of the money. No more UN. No more NATO.

  • donqpublic

    Hilarious. Once again when it comes climate change fraud the principle that there’s no honor among thieves is validated.

  • Gregory Fisher

    First world donors have been busily relabeling other foreign aid as contributions to the climate kitty. For developing countries, this is a cheat—they expect $100 billion in new money.

    So what? The developing countries are ALWAYS looking for new money. Look, none of the idustrialized nations has a couple of billion dollars on a table some where just waiting to be claimed. Their contributions have to come from available resources. Obviously that means re-allocating funds from elsewhere to meet the need. Where would the “new money” come from? From the pockets of the taxpayers in the industrialized economies. The American taxpayers have spoken quite clearly about their willingness to pay more taxes.

  • polijunkie100

    This is an interesting bit of info. However, the focus should be on what has happened to the billions already contributed. How many secret accounts have already been fattened so the Greens can preen about their ‘wokeness’.

  • vaccinia

    They better not get a dime from the U.S. for this thinly veiled attempt at extortion. All this BS is nothing but repackaged Prog America guilt….

    We’ve already wasted enough cash on “developing” countries, so they better DEVELOP or crater…..

  • Karen

    Modify the orientation of professors to at least 50% conservative. Modify materials to reflect that. That should do it. Also, if all of those government agencies and positions requiring degrees in ethnic, global or social justice studies are eliminated, the universities will be under more pressure to teach real skills, facts and information, instead of the current propaganda curriculum.

  • MR_22

    Fake money for fake science. Sounds about right.

  • Sherlocktoo

    As soon as we stop funding global warming, it will disappear.

  • Sarastro92

    Earth to “American Interest”… China never made any Climate commitments to speak of… they only pledged to review their CO2 emissions in 2030 and use that as the baseline… The whole Paris Accord is a farce and a scam that basically de-indutrializes the West under the fraud of Climate Change hysteria;

    From Politico
    China,
    for its part, offered to reach peak carbon-dioxide emissions “around
    2030” while reducing emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65 percent by that
    time from its 2005 level. But the U.S. government’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    had already predicted China’s emissions would peak around 2030 even
    without the climate plan. And a Bloomberg analysis found that China’s
    60-65 percent target is less ambitious than the level it would reach by continuing with business as usual. All this came before the country admitted it was burning 17 percent more coal than previously estimated—an entire Germany worth of extra emissions each year.”

    http://www.politico.eu/article/paris-climate-deal-is-meaningless-cop21-emissions-china-obama/

  • geezer117

    This is a pure money grab. Humans cannot stop climate change, and developed countries have zero blame for what the weather does.

  • R. Nixon

    Let’s get something straight, it is no longer the “green movement” and hasn’t been for several decades.

    It is now and has been for sometime the GREEN INDUSTRY complete with all the accessories & accoutrements of any other industry which is by far driven by nothing else but MONEY, & for those who see additional political benefit in pushing its agenda, POWER!!!

    Any pretense at “saving the world” disappeared a very long time ago, and it is only the naive & ignorant who sincerely continue to buy into the fairy tale that this hoax has anything to do with the environment!!!

  • reagangs

    Hey !!! World. The climate “science” is NOT settled. Remember “climate gate” and old Al’s “hockey stick” graph and other UN climate corruption??? The regular, every day hard working Patriotic American tax payers should be the ones to determine the global warming/ climate change/ UN Agenda21/ Agenda2030/ sustainability/ social, economic and/or environ-mental justice or whatever the UN and EU elite socialist are calling it, now. Don’t cram the environ-mental sham down our throats like the ObozoCare so called ‘health’ bill that is cratering as we speak. As the demowits claimed, “we have to pass it so we can find out what’s in it”. NO MORE BS FROM DC. BUILD THE DAMN WALL. DRAIN THE SWAMP AND FLUSH THE DC CORRUPTION TO THE CESS POOL. TERM LIMITS. UP THE VETTING OF THE ILLEGAL ALIENS. DOUBLE THE ICE AND CBP AGENTS. ILLEGAL ALIENDS THAT COMMIT MAJOR CRIMES IN THE US OF A , GO TO GITMO. NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY.

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    More Marxist Crap that is designed for a Distribution of Wealth from Western Capitalistic Nations to Socialist 3rd World Dung Piles (read Corrupt). The UN’s Paris Climate Agreement Accords are nothing more than Socialist Feel Good Hogwash and adds nothing to the greater good of our Nation or the World’s populace. End this Marxist Crap and Incredible Corruption.

  • Kill Climate change for ever.
    Pass a law that no USA individual or entity(except the EPA) can profit from trading energy or carbon tax credits.
    Just google “2007/10/03/ the money and connections behind Al Gores carbon crusade”
    Al Gore, Obama, Maurice Strong, and whoever in Congress [bribed with] owns stock in CCX stands to cash in on $Trillions if they can pass enforceable Cap and Trade legislation. Barack Obama was a board member on the Joyce Foundation, which funded the formation of the CCX in 2001. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s top advisor remains on the Joyce Foundation board.

  • jreb57

    If you are starving, you should want to increase CO2. It will make your vegetables grow faster and bigger and you will have more food.

  • jreb57

    the bogus claim of the IPCC that greenhouse gasses warm the planet should have been obvious to any one who has a science based education. The key word here is education as opposed to indoctrination.

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