By Marc Morano
We have been down this road — before. The Earth does not need saving from “climate change” because the UN Paris climate pact already saved it! Consider these statements.
In 2015 Secretary of State John F. Kerry said after the accord was agreed: “This is a tremendous victory for all of our citizens–not for any one country or bloc, but a victory for all of the planet, and for future generations.”
Former Vice President Al Gore in 2015 on Paris pact: “Years from now, our grandchildren will reflect on humanity’s moral courage to solve the climate crisis and they will look to December 12, 2015, as the day when the community of nations finally made the decision to act.”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in 2015: “History is coming, in fact, history is here,” he said. “On 12 December 2015, we can have a historic day, a major date to go down in the history of mankind. The date can become a message of life.”
I attended the UN Paris climate summit in 2015. “Does this mean we never have to hear about ‘solving’ global warming again!?” I asked back then. “Now that the United Nations has officially ‘solved’ man-made global warming, does this mean we never have to hear about ‘global warming’ fears again!? Does this mean we can halt the endless supply of federal tax dollars funding ‘climate change’ studies?… Can we finally move on to other issues?”
Alas, it did not mean we could move on to other issues.
Fast forward a few years and the “historical” Paris pact turned out to be a bust. Darn!
In 2019, the UN admitted the “historic” Paris climate pact did not save Earth after all! It explained that cutting CO2 was “not enough” and that we had to go after our diets as well.
In 2020, Kerry revised his planet-saving rhetoric and declared: “It’s beyond catastrophic…Even if we did everything that was promised in Paris, the earth’s temps are still going to rise.”
In 2021, Kerry added: “The United States could go to zero tomorrow. I mean we can’t, but if you, figuratively speaking could go to zero. We’d still have a problem, the world would still have a problem. If China went to zero tomorrow with the United States, we’d still have a problem.”
In 2021, President Joe Biden admitted the obvious in a slip of the tongue. “I rejoined the Paris Accord because if we do everything perfectly it’s not going to matter,” Biden said.
Biden and Kerry seemingly admit it’s all a waste of time. Not only will these climate pacts and cap-and-trade plans not impact the climate or weather, but these climate pacts will not and cannot even impact global CO2 emissions.
Climate skeptic author Chris Horner commented: “Each of these pacts was sold as salvation and, with the ink still drying, promptly rebranded as a ‘first step.’”
When you expand the concept of the RGGI’s regional cap-and-trade program to a national carbon tax, the cost-benefit analysis continues to fail.
Spencer P Morrison, the Editor-In-Chief of the National Economics Editorial wrote on December 1, 2017, “Not only does the logic show that carbon taxes in the West will invariably increase global CO2 emissions, but so does the empirical evidence…adopting carbon taxes in the West will actually raise global carbon emissions by offshoring economic activity from relatively environmentally-friendly places, like the USA and Germany, to places with lax environmental laws, like China. Open Markets & Offshoring, or How Carbon Taxes Raise Global CO2 Emissions.”
So the next time you hear about how we need to “save” the Earth from climate change, remember, we already saved it. And the Earth does not need to be saved again.
Marc Morano is the publisher of CFACT’s Climate Depot and author of “Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal is Even Worse Than You Think.” He wrote this for InsideSources.