Climate activist Tom Burke, the former head of Friends of the Earth UK, and currently chairman of E3G, a group which works to accelerate the transition to a “low-carbon” economy, has a warning to property owners in Florida if presumptive nominee Donald Trump is elected President.
A Trump presidency “sends a clear signal to people who have property in Florida: sell now while sea levels still leave you something to sell,” declared Burke after Trump said he would essentially scrap the UN Paris climate deal.
Trump, in an interview with Reuters, said he was “not a big fan” of the UN Paris climate accord. Trump said he would seek to “renegotiate” the deal because it is not in the best interests of the U.S. and benefits countries like China.
“I will be looking at that very, very seriously and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum. And at a maximum I may do something else,” Trump said.
But climate activists like Burke have nothing but insults for Trump due to his skeptical take on man-made global warming. [Note: Climate skeptics have implored Trump not to “renegotiate” the UN climate treaty, but to “withdraw” the U.S. from it altogether and defund the UN climate panel.]
According to Burke, a Trump presidency would spell disaster for the global warming movement and the Earth’s climate itself, causing runaway sea level rise. “All this sends a very negative signal to the rest of the world, that he’d be a very ignorant president,” Burke said.
Climate activist Tom Burke
“And of course it sends a clear signal to people who have property in Florida: sell now while sea levels still leave you something to sell,” he added. Earlier this week, Trump was also warned that his golf courses would be under threat from “climate change.” See: NY Times Tom Friedman tells Trump his golf courses will be under water because of ‘global warming’ – ‘Donald, Save Your Golf Greens, and the Planet.’
[Climate Depot Note: For a complete debunking of sea level rise scares, see here.]
Burke contends Trump could not derail the Paris UN climate agreement. “Who would he renegotiate the agreement with? He can’t renegotiate on his own and the rest of the world is moving on,” Burke added.
‘Trump can repudiate the agreement, but it won’t make a scrap of difference to the rest of the world. The drive towards a low-carbon economy is being propelled, not by law, not by constraints, but by opportunity. China and the U.S. reached a deal in Paris because it was in their interests to do so. What Trump cannot do is renegotiate the agreement.’
“Who would he renegotiate the agreement with? He can’t renegotiate on his own and the rest of the world is moving on,” Burke added.
What the next President needs to do to dismantle the ‘global warming’ agenda – “The GOP nominee for president in 2016 must present a basic plan to roll back Obama’s climate regulations. Here is a simple breakdown of what is needed:
1) Repeal all EPA climate regulations;
2) Withdraw the U.S. from any Paris agreement (nonbinding) ‘commitments’;
3) Withdraw the U.S. from the UN climate treaty process entirely;
4) The U.S. should defund the UN IPCC climate panel;
5) Start praising carbon based energy as one of the greatest liberators of mankind and the best hope for the developing world’s poor. Anything short of this clear and comprehensive approach will lead to failure and guarantee Obama’s climate policies will become permanent in the U.S. The Republicans need to get a coherent plan and articulate their course of action.
Warmist New claim: ‘Recent sea level rise is highest in 6,000 years’ — DEBUNKED – Latest warmist claim on sea level here. – Debunking here – Also see: Claim: ‘No change in sea level until modern times – but that change is dwarfed by sea levels of the past‘