There is no actual down side to pulling out of the Paris agreement. For the past 100 or so years, a group of people who call themselves “progressives” have been effectively trying to destroy our republic with a centralized European style government.
They try to achieve their Marxist goals through massive amounts of wealth redistribution, whether it be through a progressive tax system, government subsidized healthcare, and of course, heavy regulation on the private sector. Why do we allow our government to apply such stringent regulations on our means of profit? Because they scare us with alarmist theories on changing climate and rising global temperatures, caused by excessive amounts of greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere by “evil capitalist corporations.” What better way to seize control of the means of production than by convincing the general public that the companies who currently control their own means of production, do so by polluting the atmosphere, altering the earths temperature. It’s a scare tactic, and it’s one that Donald Trump just distanced us from.
Here are a few reasons why pulling out of the Paris agreement does more good than bad.
1. It would adversely affect our economy
The regulations it would take to implement the Paris agreement would have cost the U.S. industrial sector over a million jobs. It would shrink the GDP in Michigan by .8 percent, in Missouri by 1 percent, Ohio by 1.2 percent and in Pennsylvania by 1.8 percent. It would benefit big business by crushing small businesses with excessive regulations. Regulations that big businesses like google, Facebook, Walmart, GE, Morgan Stanley, etc. can absorb, but small businesses can’t (which is why those big companies lobby for the deal). All that so that we can (hopefully) collectively come together and prospectively decrease the earths temperature by a fraction of a degree over the next 200 years? The immediate adverse economic affects seem to outweigh the prospective positive environmental affects by a lot.
2. The cost of electricity for households would skyrocket
According to a study done by the Heritage Foundation, the Paris Agreement would have increased electricity costs for households by upwards of 20%. Compare to the projected income loss of 20,000 by 2035, and we have a recipe for economic disaster. Probably not worth the possible (not even definite) minuscule change to global temperature. For something so expensive, it should at least be a guarantee. It isn’t.
3. Nothing is real
I’m not saying that to be pessimistic or cynical, what I mean is that the regulations in the Paris agreement aren’t actually enforced. It’s only actual requirements are to report goals, but nobody would be policing it internationally. So, basically we could assume that the countries with less economic stability wouldn’t actually participate, leaving America and some of the wealthier European countries to take on the brunt of it. Fuck that. Keep in mind, there’s no real prize at the end, just the possibility of a decrease in global temperatures by a fraction of a degree. No thanks.
By: Dave Wilkins