Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 13 Panicked Reactions to Trump Dumping the Paris Accord

 

Many Americans tune out dire environmental predictions because of the increasingly apocalyptic claims of politicians and the media. I’ve been hearing “we only have five years left!” for the 40 years I’ve been paying attention. So when President Trump decided Thursday to remove the US from the all-but-meaningless Paris Climate Accord, eco warriors had a chance to forego doomsaying and try to actually persuade skeptics. Well, maybe next time…

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  1. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
    C. U. Douglas Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Play us out, Deekin:

    • #1
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:26 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  2. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Dan Drezner should stick with writing zombie history books.

    • #2
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:26 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  3. oleneo65 Coolidge
    oleneo65 Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Those opposing DJT’s decision continue to prove ‘they’re not deep thinkers! Not a single comment deals with the logic of DJT’s reasoning.

    Seems, wealth redistribution which is the basis of the ‘climate’ deal, not climate change is what those who oppose the deal want. And that includes you, Elon Musk.

    • #3
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:28 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  4. GrannyDude Member

    Good Lord. Really?

    • #4
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:29 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  5. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    According to Barack Obama (Wasn’t he president of something or other at some time?), Trump is “Rejecting the Future” which I guess is similar to being on the wrong side of history. (Isn’t there the “right side of history” and the “wrong side of history”, so obviously the wrong side of history is the left side?)

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/paris-agreement-trump-obama-response-rejecting-future-climate-change-deal-latest-news-updates-a7768171.html

    • #5
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:39 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  6. DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… Coolidge

    Heck, I had 13 panicked reactions from just three Facebook “friends.”

    • #6
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:44 PM PDT
    • 12 likes
  7. DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… Coolidge

    Looks like the result was that Christopher Hayes found Jesus. So there’s something positive.

    • #7
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:46 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  8. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    I’ve just been sharing this with my FB “friends.”

    • #8
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:46 PM PDT
    • 34 likes
  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc

    • #9
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:48 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  10. ctlaw Coolidge

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):
    Heck, I had 13 panicked reactions from just three Facebook “friends.”

    @exjon, Do you want me to reprint my Facebook friends’ unredacted reactions on a main feed post like this?

    • #10
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:50 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  11. Lockdowns Are Precious Coolidge
    Lockdowns Are Precious Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You’ll destroy the entire planet!

    • #11
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:52 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  12. Dave Sussman Contributor

    If the hysterical left’s ultimate goal was to ensure everyone tunes them completely out, then they have triumphed bigly.

    • #12
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:53 PM PDT
    • 24 likes
  13. Trinity Waters Inactive

    The descent into farce may be complete! This is yugely enjoyable to see. Real splodey heads! John Fugelsang’s tweet is so completely pathetic. He’ll regret being such a dunderhead one day, maybe.

    We’ll attend to the more serious rejoinder after a bit more fun: if this was so extremely important a “treaty”, O should have had it ratified, after all it is so obviously a wonderful idea.

    • #13
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:07 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  14. Mark Wilson Member
    Mark Wilson Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    There is nothing remotely science-based in any of those statements. Some of them directly contradict the consensus climate theory.

    • #14
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:08 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  15. James Lileks Contributor

    Covfefe A Day Keeps Jihad Away (View Comment):

    You’ll destroy the entire planet!

    Don’t you think I know that? Global consensus on an unenforceable agreement to self-report imaginary progress on changing the planet’s climate used to be there! But not any more!

    • #15
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:10 PM PDT
    • 23 likes
  16. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    Mark Wilson (View Comment):
    There is nothing remotely science-based in any of those statements. Some of them directly contradict the consensus climate theory.

    It’s all just a rehashing of the “population bomb” scare of the 60’s.

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    • June 1, 2017, at 4:12 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  17. Mark Wilson Member
    Mark Wilson Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Johnnie Alum 13 (View Comment):

    Mark Wilson (View Comment):
    There is nothing remotely science-based in any of those statements. Some of them directly contradict the consensus climate theory.

    It’s all just a rehashing of the “population bomb” scare of the 60’s.

    Also, that guy Trita Parsi inexplicably directed his science-deficient tweet to four actors.

    • #17
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:17 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  18. SkipSul Coolidge
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    Seems apropos:

    • #18
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:18 PM PDT
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  19. SkipSul Coolidge
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    • #19
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:18 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  20. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSul Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    More of Morbo on windmills:

    • #20
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:20 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  21. Postmodern Hoplite Member

    So, Christopher Hayes hopes now that there is a Heaven and Hell? Curious…can we assume that he believes that he’s in line for Heaven based on his inherent self-righteousness and goodness?

    • #21
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:21 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  22. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Johnnie Alum 13 (View Comment):
    I’ve just been sharing this with my FB “friends.”

    He left out the acid rain.

    • #22
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:22 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  23. Johnnie Alum 13 Coolidge

    As my uncle likes to say: “The greenies are still reds. They merely changed their colors.” The crazy reactions by the enviro crowd prove that sentiment.

    • #23
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:28 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  24. Lockdowns Are Precious Coolidge
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    This reminds me of the panic in this room as the temperatures rise and the faces turn red:

    • #24
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:35 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  25. Front Seat Cat Member

    It takes a lot of courage to stand up against the world community, against popular opinion and tremendous political pressure – even from the pope. I will never forget back around 1999-2000, when I read a statement from a large global entity on their website that read,

    ” We have to “create a crisis – one that the world can rally around, like global warming or climate change”. I thought why do you have to create a crisis if it’s real and it exists? I don’t doubt that climate change is real – I don’t think it’s all man-made. The U.S., as Trump stated, has and continues to do its part, but it is income-redistribution – that’s how that statement read to me from the global group. He is facing a firestorm, but I think he did the right thing. What stood out to me was when he said, giving money (100 billion so far) to a “fund” – no one know where it’s going?! Why not export technology so other countries can learn how to clean up?” Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man the tools to fish, and he can feed himself.

    • #25
    • June 1, 2017, at 4:38 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  26. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Johnnie Alum 13 (View Comment):
    As my uncle likes to say: “The greenies are still reds. They merely changed their colors.” The crazy reactions by the enviro crowd prove that sentiment.

    They’re watermelons. Green on the outside and red on the inside.

    • #26
    • June 1, 2017, at 5:17 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  27. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    What’s always interesting with climate change is the lack of substantive knowledge by those most supportive of the most extreme actions. Forget about whether you agree or disagree about whether, or how, much warming is occurring due to human action. Taken on its proponents own terms here’s the situation:

    If fully implemented the Paris Accords would reduce temperatures by less than 0.2 degrees C by 2100, based upon the worst case models. Hardly catastrophic if they are not implemented.

    The individual country commitments are voluntary and unenforceable.

    CO2 emissions in the U.S. have been on the decline since George W Bush was inaugurated and are likely to continue to decline.

    Despite the U.S. not ratifying the Kyoto Treaty, which expired in 2012, U.S. emissions declined as much as E.U. emissions did from 1998 to 2012.

    The U.S. is a rapidly declining % of global emissions, decreasing from 25% in 1990 to 15% today. China was half of U.S. emissions in 2000, equal to the U.S. by 2006 and today is equal to the U.S.+E.U. China has not committed to stabilizing its emissions until 2030.

    Bottom line. If every other company met its Paris commitments and the U.S. did not, global temperatures would be about 0.025 degrees C higher in 2100 than they would otherwise be, based on the projections of the strongest advocates for action on climate change.

    • #27
    • June 1, 2017, at 5:19 PM PDT
    • 11 likes
  28. harrisventures Coolidge

    Found on facebook:

    • #28
    • June 1, 2017, at 5:27 PM PDT
    • 16 likes
  29. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    Hysteria is rampant on Facebook, evidenced by people typing into plastic devices made with energy generated by fossil fuels (mostly), in air-conditioned or heated houses, on streets with lights on all night long in case they have to go out and walk the dog and might get escared, and then all the roads they’ll drive on tomorrow to work have oil in them, in cars that have air conditioning and heat, and then to office buildings, with lights, heat and cold, all provided by fuels of fossils, and there, finally, maybe, at work, they’ll just shut the hell up and get back to work.

    Otherwise, it’s been a pretty good day.

    • #29
    • June 1, 2017, at 6:27 PM PDT
    • 12 likes
  30. Jules PA Member

    O. M. G.

    give these people a freakin’ xanax and a straight jacket.

    • #30
    • June 1, 2017, at 6:39 PM PDT
    • 4 likes

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