The United States has bankrolled much of the “environment industry” worldwide to date. There are a lot of non-government organizations (NGO’s) and a lot of countries which feed at the trough to try and change the weather.
The US spent $77 billion between 2008 when Barack took office and 2013. President Trump has said that withdrawal from the nearly endless waste of effort in this regard would save the country $100 billion during the next four years. I think that’s a fair number. There are better places to put $100 billion, even if you planted trees or improved roads (reducing traffic jams that waste fuel and pollute the air).
Donald Trump’s historic election win and repudiation of climate agreements does not mean that emissions will climb. Emissions are reponsive to changes in economies, in particular changes that occur in the gigantic Chinese economy. Major policy shifts such as the Chinese government ordering a rationalisation of smelting capacity, which it is reluctant to do, would probably have more short-term influence than generally worthless agreements at international meetings.
Popular wisdom is that Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, who didn’t win a single county in America during the recent election, is calling for ballot re-counts in battleground states for one of or all of the following reasons:
- To boost her name recognition for political purposes.
- As a shill of the Clintons, who are unwilling to open that can of worms for fear of backlash.
- To raise money that she’ll keep in her political war chest — $5 million so far.
Barack is Bitter
(Hot Air) You see the narrative emerging. Clinton has let down Obama and has made his legacy vulnerable because her greedy desire for tarnished money allowed her to be painted as an unseemly, untrustworthy grifter. And Obama and his team should know, it’s exactly the playbook they used against her eight years ago.
But Hillary’s failure in 2016 has the opposite effect for Obama as it did in ’08. This time around, the president campaigned on her behalf and laid his own legacy on the line by stumping with lines like, “All the progress that we’ve made these last eight years,” he said, “goes out the window if we don’t win this election!”
The post-election niceties are starting to disappear in the rear-view mirror and now, since he set the narrative that Trump’s victory would undo his entire presidency, Obama and his surrogates will start sharpening their criticism of Clinton and her failure.
Meanwhile the cash drop to the Clinton Foundation is as dry as the Arabian desert – no more oil money for them. Chelsea Clinton’s chance of winning an election for dog catcher anywhere in America is somewhere around zero, as the Clintonian dynasty crumbles.
Nothing irks the press more than simply being ignored. And so long as they behave like partisan children, that’s how they will be treated not only by President Trump, but by the public as well. They threw it all in for Hillary and the public repudiated them.