Here are the five good reasons why we should do nothing to reduce global warming:
I. Why should we do it if some other countries don’t do it?
II. Human-caused global warming is not happening, no matter what 98% of scientists say
III. Even if global warming is happening, it would cost too much to fix
IV. It would hurt businesses and cost jobs.
V. Donald Trump
The Wall Street Journal.
Biden to Propose Cutting U.S. Emissions in Half by 2030 Andrew Restuccia, Timothy Puko, Sha Hua “Unless China stops its uninhibited growth of emissions, anything we do will be offset fourfold by the Chinese,” said Rep. Garret Graves (R., La.), the top Republican on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Mr. Biden’s emissions target is certain to face criticism from GOP lawmakers and some in the business community who worry that the administration’s climate policies could harm the economy. Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas) criticized the Paris agreement this week, arguing it “disproportionately penalizes American workers.”
The New York Times Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America’s Word Good?
The question is dogging Biden as he tries to reassert the American role in other parts of the world stage after four years of Donald Trump’s America First isolationism.
Biden was vice president when the world applauded the Obama administration for resuming climate talks after his predecessor, George W. Bush, rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol climate treaty.
Now he’s trying to lead another comeback as the U.S. returns to the Paris Agreement that Trump deserted in a flashy show of defiance.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has already said his party will oppose Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which is the cornerstone of the administration’s efforts to meet current and future climate goals.
A group of Republican House leaders last week also introduced legislation calling for a wholesale renegotiation of the Paris Agreement and denounced Biden’s plans for global re-engagement.
Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said “Obviously, Trump made it worse because of incompetence and overt nationalism.”
Ellen Cranley Apr 29, 2019 Collin Peterson is notably the only Democrat to appear on this list.
Politico reported in January 2019 that though House Agriculture Committee Chairman Peterson was feeling “some” pressure to pursue action on climate policy, but said climate change policy poses a threat to agricultural workers and he believes that activists “would like us to quit farming.”
Click the above link to see the names of the Congressional climate change deniers.
Actual Twitter message from Mitch McConnell:
“This Administration’s zeal for costly climate policy at home is not matched by our biggest competitors.
China’s share of emissions is nearly double ours. The Paris Agreement is largely toothless. Democrats can kill U.S. jobs & industries with no real impact on global emissions.”
So there you have it. The Republicans have good reasons for not wanting to help control global warming.
The destruction of the earth and the future for our children and grandchildren is not as important as those five good reasons.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell [ Monetary Sovereignty, Twitter: @rodgermitchell, Search: #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell ]
THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE. The most important problems in economics involve:
- Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
- Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”
Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps: Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.