"This is inevitable – and what I mean by that is the George W. Bush administration did not push back or try to change anything," argues Marc Morano of Climate Depot. "They rubber-stamped United Nations reports and they never challenged the underpinning of this science that claims that our oil and gas are creating a climate catastrophe." Morano, Marc (Climate Depot)Morano says Barack Obama came into office and made it worse – and he contends the current administration needs to shoulder some blame as well.
"The Trump administration has not challenged the endangerment finding that the Obama administration implemented that says carbon dioxide is a danger to our atmosphere," says Morano, "[and] the Trump administration has not yet appointed a presidential commission to reexamine the science."
Because of that, Morano asks: "Who can blame a judge?" "It's amazing more judges haven't come to this ruling," he continues. "The time has come to officially start challenging the scientific claims of the United Nations and pushing back on this nonsense – and until that happens, I'm not even confident that, if this goes to the Supreme Court, it will go our way at this point."
"Using Nordhaus’s model assumptions, if the World as a whole fulfilled the Paris Climate Agreement collectively with optimal policies, then the world would be worse off than if it did nothing. That is due to most countries pursuing little or no actual climate mitigation policies. Within this context, pursuing any costly climate mitigation policies will make a country worse off than doing nothing. Assuming political leaders have the best interests of their country at heart, and regardless of whether they regard climate change a problem, the optimal policy strategy is to impose as little costly policy as possible for maximum appearance of being virtuous, whilst doing the upmost to get other countries to pursue costly mitigation policies."
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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.