Team Trump Blows Off G7, Won’t Sign Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Agreement
This has made many a Warmist very upset
(Daily Caller) The U.S. refused to sign onto a statement with other G7 countries to commit to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from on the campaign trail.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date,” Italy’s industry and energy minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement.
Calenda said other G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial level.”
The Trump administration would not sign onto a statement mentioning Paris, since the president is still deciding whether or not to keep his campaign pledge. Perry also wanted the G7 to include support for coal and natural gas in its statement.
Italy, which was hosting the G7, had pushed for nations to sign a policy statement which included support for the Paris Climate Agreement (which won’t actually do anything but limit warming by hundredths of a degree Celsius, per Warmists). Since Rick Perry said “nope”, no nation signed.
It’s the 4th paragraph above that causes concern, and leads to this
The White house is split on whether or not to keep Trump’s campaign pledge. On one side, Ivanka Trump, White House aide Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson support remaining in Paris.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt oppose the Paris agreement.
Will he or won’t he? If he hasn’t done so by, say, July, you can surely put that promise in the “broken” category. Of course, Trump could also just let it ride and ignore the requirements, since, for one thing, they have no force of law.