Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Is Bad For ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

But, of course it is. In Warmist World, everything must be linked to Hotcoldwetdry. As Bernie Sanders blasts Obama’s TPP as “disastrous”, claiming that “Wall Street and other big corporations have won again,” Samantha Page at George Soros funded Think Progress yammers on about ‘climate change’

Environmentalists: The Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement Is A Disaster For Climate Change

After years of meetings, months of Congressional debates, and days of around-the-clock negotiations, the United States and 11 other countries reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Trade agreement (TPP) on Monday.

If adopted, the TPP will eliminate or reduce tariffs between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. But while it specifically addresses some environmental concerns — such as trade of illegally harvested resources or wildlife trafficking — climate change activists saw Monday’s announcement as the culmination of a long-watched train wreck.

“It’s still the same disaster for climate change it was three months ago,” 350.org’s Karthik Ganapathy told ThinkProgress.

Why?

His organization, as well as many others, say the TPP protects multinational corporations that profit from fossil fuels. Some have argued that under the TPP — as with the North American Free Trade Agreement — companies will be able to sue countries that enact laws to limit fossil fuel extraction or carbon emissions, if it interferes with profits. The deal also will lead to the rubber-stamping of export facilities for natural gas from fracking and will prevent the U.S. Trade Representative from ever including climate change action in trade deals, Ganapathy said.

Say, have all the groups and their members…..350.org, WWF, etc…who are complaining given up their own use of fossil fuels? Yeah, a rhetorical question, because we know they haven’t.

Congress has 90 days to review the deal, and we can expect continued Democratic Party opposition, but, it seems likely to emerge out of Congress, and Obama will sign it. It’s his baby, after all.

“The compromises that [were] struck will further enrage environmentalists and other progressive opposition, and threatens to undermine the razor thin majority that gave President Obama Fast Track trade authority,” Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth, said in a statement. “Friends of the Earth urges our members and members of Congress to oppose this bad deal.”

Of course, this really has nothing to do with the environment: the ‘climate change’ movement is about politics, pushed by people who refuse to live their own talking points. In fact, when it comes to the environment

All countries agreed to cut down on wildlife trafficking, especially elephants, rhinoceroses, and marine species. It prevents environmental abuses, such as unsustainable logging and fishing. Those that don’t will face trade penalties.

There are plenty of pros and cons surrounding the TPP. Climate change isn’t one of them.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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