WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 — Consider it a product of warming, not global but mental.
Mayors, both current and former, along with corporate heads and billionaire environmental activists released a written, non-binding pledge to keep the United States “a key pillar in the fight against climate change” after President Donald Trump rescinded America’s non-binding participation in the Paris Climate Accord.
With nearly three-quarters of Americans expressing disbelief in or skepticism of so-called climate change, it’s clear these billionaires, corporate shills and their political toadies aren’t exactly fighting for the little guy.
According to the “We Are Still In” pledge, 1,219 “mayors, governors, college and university leaders, investors and businesses” joined “forces for the first time to declare that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement,” reads the document.
That is an infinitesimally small minority of power brokers compared to the millions of voting American climate skeptics.
As the election of Donald Trump showed, a bottomless flow of cash, celebrity endorsements and media influence are waning factors in American politics.
The little guys have refused to hand their political liberties and economic prosperity over to these so-called guardians of the future. Especially a future based on prognostications that are the product of spotty data used to create even spottier climate models.
All this climate hysteria is over nothing, of course. As the president pointed out during his Rose Garden announcement,
“Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a 2/10 of one degree… Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. Tiny, tiny amount,” said Trump.
As if to emphasize the ineffectual nature of climate-changer’s overblown, planet-saving efforts, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he was joining with communist China to… to…
Well, it’s not exactly clear.
According to the Associated Press, the
“agreement between California and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology effectively sidestepped Trump’s move, bringing about alignment on an issue of rising global importance between the world’s second-largest economy – China – and California, whose economy is the largest of any U.S. state and the sixth largest in the world.”
You have to read a little further down in the story before you run across this gem,
“Like the Paris accord, the deals are all nonbinding… The agreements do not establish new [carbon] emission reduction goals,” said the AP.
That’s just as well. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1920 ruling in Missouri vs. Holland, cites the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause as saying all treaties entered into by the Executive and ratified by the U.S. Senate are the “supreme law of the land,” striking down the “invisible radiation from the general terms of the Tenth Amendment” [or states’ rights].
In other words, if not for the fact that Jerry Brown’s climate agreement is as phony as your average climate-change computer model, California’s treaty with China would be unconstitutional.
But it is illustrative of the inescapable fact that climate change agreements are as “non-binding” under law as predictions of atmospheric calamities are removed from reality.