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13 reasons to CLEXIT (climate exit) from UN Paris Climate Treaty

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  • President Obama signed the UN “agreement” bypassing the constitutional requirement to seek the “advice and consent” of the Senate despite it possessing all the hallmarks of a “treaty”
  • The climate models the UN relied on continually project a warmer world than observations record the scientific case for the agreement was never adequately made
  • In the unlikely event the Paris agreement is fully complied with by all parties it will nonetheless have no meaningful impact on global temperature while imposing huge and wasteful costs and restrictions
  • The agreement fails rational cost/benefit analysis
  • The agreement weakens national sovereignty by giving foreign bureaucrats control over American energy use
  • Climate activists will seek to compel American compliance with the agreement through the courts
  • If the agreement remains in place climate activists will use it in the future as justification to reimpose burdensome regulations and create new ones
  • If the U.S. remains within the agreement while failing to comply with its terms foreign governments will seek to apply penalties for noncompliance
  • Financial transfers to the UN climate process and the Green Climate Fund represent a massive waste of taxpayer funds and an open door to corruption
  • The agreement ensures unfair and disparate impacts by committing the U.S. to reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 30% below 2005 levels while emissions from major world economies such as China’s and India’s will continue to grow at a rate rendering any U.S. reductions inconsequential
  • In effect the agreement would shift manufacturing from the U.S. and Europe to developing economies causing economic loss with no meaningful decrease in emissions
  • Highly subsidized “renewable” energy is extremely expensive yet too inefficient to power the U.S. economy
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