The Price Tag for the Feel-Good Climate Foolishness in Paris

Despite the lack of warming for the past 2 decades even with rising CO2 emissions, some still believe that human activity is making it be too hot out. But virtually no one believes that any initiatives proposed by the government would have a noticeable effect on the temperature. The ostensible point is to make a noble gesture on behalf of the polar bears, to demonstrate that our ruling class is made up of people of good will. However, this posturing comes at an extravagant price:

The United Nations Paris agreement to stop dangerous global warming could cost $12.1 trillion over the next 25 years, according to calculations performed by environmental activists.

“The required expenditure averages about $484 billion a year over the period,” calculated Bloomberg New Energy Finance with the assistance of the environmentalist nonprofit Ceres. …

Bloomberg’s estimates are likely low, as they exclude costly energy efficiency measures. The amount spent to meet global carbon dioxide emissions reduction goals could be as high as $16.5 trillion between now and 2030, when energy efficiency measures are included, according to projections from the International Energy Agency. To put these numbers in perspective, the U.S. government is just under $19 trillion in debt and only produced $17.4 trillion in gross domestic product in 2014.

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Maybe the best way to make sense of Obama et al.’s obsession with the farcical menace of climate change is in light of the Cloward-Piven Strategy to bring down capitalism by collapsing the economy through massive spending.

What “climate change” is actually about.

On a tip from Shawn R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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