Broadcast February 12, 2019 - Fox & Friends - Fox News Channel
Morano: "The key thing that Donald Trump has been consistent on since the 1980s has been deals that are good for America. You go back to his 1980s Oprah Winfrey interview and see that. The UN Paris agreement was literally the simplest decision the president could possibly make and he made a brilliant decision to withdraw the U.S. from the UN Paris agreement. The pact would do nothing for the climate and the using the UN's own number -- and if you believed Al Gore the UN scientific claims -- it would delay the temperature by 8 months if Obama's climate commitments came into full fruition by 100 years from now. In other words does nothing for the climate.
MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): It's been called the most expensive treaty in world history with a price tag of upwards of $100 trillion, a global cost of $1 to $2 trillion annually, and, again, you mentioned this two degree thing, and I actually point out this was -- the authors of this two degrees target actually admit it was, quote, pulled from thin air, the scientists in the United Nations admit this. So -- and then even The Washington Post has acknowledged that, even if you're afraid of global warning, the U.N. Paris Agreement would basically do nothing, has no impact on the climate. This is medieval witchcraft to think that we can all come together with some treaty, make a bunch of pledges, and have a temperature a hundred years that's different.
Extreme Weather Expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: For hydrological drought the IPCC is also quite strong in its conclusions: "Low confidence: Weak or insignificant trends"
In Western and Central Europe — basically Atlantic France all the way to Moscow, north of the Mediterranean region and south of the North Sea region — the IPCC and the underlying peer reviewed research on which it assesses has concluded that drought has not increased and, logically, that increased drought cannot be attributed to human-caused climate change.