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No to the Paris accord…. Armageddon or money machine?

June 2, 2017

This will be a different posting than I have done before when it comes to science or politics because I will be doing very little research and instead just using my common sense. The only web site I used was the European commission on climate action (aka the Paris accord) and what the commission calls the, “cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change”. Guess what folks this whole end of the world scenario because the US is dropping out is over one thing OIL.

I did go through the outlines and goals of the accord, (as stated on their web site), and it is completely about stopping everyone’s use of anything made from petroleum because of their carbon emissions Their way of doing this is simple everyone pays their share of a carbon tax based on how much carbon we produce. Simple… no way because you may think that even though you do not drive a car you are going to pay little or nothing but what about when you turn on the lights or sit in that chair made of plastic… sorry somewhere down the line a petroleum product was involved.

Granted they will not be taxing you personally, at least in the beginning, but they will be taxing the company that made that plastic chair or electricity and don’t you think that company will pass along the tax to you its end consumer? For those of you using a gas stove or heat your home with gas its the same deal you will see an increase in your bills due to the carbon tax put on the natural gas producer.

Our earth has gone through many cycles of “climate change” making some areas normally frozen the year round now warm but this is how it has been for a millennium. The only difference now is that we have 7.5 billion people on the planet and 1.2 billion motor vehicles added to that climate change. So as much as we want to put the global climate change fanatics down their opinion that the world is getting hotter is based in fact.

So what are we to do? Many say we should have stayed in the ‘Paris Accord’ and reduced our carbon emissions by the 40% in 2030 that the EU accord is aiming at, but look at that figure on a personal level. How would you reduce your use of anything that can be traced back to a petroleum product by 40%? Excluding the two major petroleum related items, (your car and electricity), most things in your home have some relationship with oil.

The first thing I would do is look to replace the source of electricity and reduce what it takes to operate a vehicle. No I do not mean switching to electric cars, because rather than putting gas in your car you are charging your car with electricity from a plant that uses oil, gas, coal power to operate so in essence you are not reducing your carbon footprint. America and the world must research and develop a completely carbon free source of power. The only completely clean choices we have right now are solar, wind, geothermal and nuclear.

Looking to the future we have fusion power on the horizon a completely carbon free source of power using only water as its fuel. Research center around the world are working frantically to be the first to have a working prototype because they know it will be more valuable than all the oil in the world.

So even though Trump

is dropping out of the Paris Accord

it is definitely

not the end of the world


3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2017 2:41 pm

    He can pull out but nothing will /can happen until the next elections. So we already know what one of the election issues is going to be.


  2. Jon permalink
    June 3, 2017 11:25 pm

    News flash, Trump has exposed another swamp downstream from Congress. Good for him & good for America.


  3. June 8, 2017 12:24 pm

    While the goal of dramatically reducing carbon emissions is desirable the Paris Accord was a really lousy solution to get there, at least for America. China and India, the first and third largest producers of greenhouse gases, negotiated deals which had almost no impact on their infrastructures and allowed them almost uncontrolled expansion for at least 15 years. Yet the United States would have undergone serious financial woes just to approach that 40% reduction figure. We can thank that useless Obama administration for negotiating this ‘deal’. I find it very revealing that western European countries will not re-negotiate the treaty. If they are truly interested in reducing carbon emissions why aren’t they willing to at least see if a deal can be reached with the U.S.??


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