Man-made Natural Warming Global
Regarding the Paris Accords, President Trump pulled out because they make no sense. We in the US are already making a huge effort to clean up our pollution. Yet the BRIC countries, who are spewing a tremendous and growing amount of crap into the atmosphere, not only get a by in these accords, they get to grow that amount.
So, we spend a tremendous amount of money to allow other countries to overtake us because their industry doesn't have to be as clean as ours. This will cost a tremendous number of jobs in this country in the short term. Now, it may be better in the long term… but that is a gamble. I think President Trump want to renegotiate this from a position of strength rather than giving in to every single Chinese and Indian demand.
Glarion, you discuss Sweden paying a huge amount per citizen. That is all well and good, but Sweden isn't the issue. Like us and the rest of the west, Sweden's factories are clean. And the amount of hydrocarbons they spew into the air is negligible anyway. The issue isn't Sweden, the issue is Russia, China, Brazil, India, Turkey and half dozen other emerging industrial powers that want a free pass from Paris… and got it.
Yes, I realize this is one of the things we spoke about last night. But this is what a president has to do, he has to take our national interests into account first. And more than that, when he goes into the negotiation room, he needs to make sure what he's negotiating actually does what it says it's going to do.