Outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the Paris climate deal is unstoppable. That’s nothing more than what he wants the world to think. It can be stopped in the U.S., and if that happens, it will be shut down.
And who needs it anyway? The Earth is cooling.
Moon and French President Francois Hollande, both horrified that American voters would choose a candidate who isn’t squeezing political mileage out of the man-made global warming hysteria, announced a week after Donald Trump was elected that the 2015 Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions will not be rescinded.
Moon said “what was once unthinkable has become unstoppable.” Hollande called the deal “irreversible.”
Certainly the elitists who want to run the world through the government policies and international agreements they enact after they’ve frightened the public about some phantom menace or other tried their best to make sure that’s the case. The Paris deal was ratified just before Trump won the election, most likely in a hasty effort to put it in place in the event that Trump was elected. Now they can sit back and say it’s a done deal.
But it’s not.
The ratification is as about as meaningful as the votes of school boys who meet in a basement and vote for the president of their no-girls-allowed club. In this country, a treaty has to be confirmed by the Senate, and though President Obama has formally accepted the agreement, he never took it to the Senate for approval, because he knew it would be rejected.
Obama’s signed acceptance is a scrap of paper with little authority, just the selfish, unilateral, pen-and-phone act of one person among 325 million. Without the U.S. as a fully bound party to an authentic treaty, the deal might as well have never been written.