It doesn’t get better than this. Trump is one hundred percent skeptic, no pandering.
Say goodbye to the fantasy that CO2 controls the planets thermostat.
Finally, a leader says No to refueling the Global Green Gravy Train. It will still take years to slow and unpack, because it is a pagan religion and a 1.5 Trillion Dollar industrial freight machine. But yesterday the gargantuan train split at a junction and the people stuck on Big-Green roller will be able to watch the other train take off as it dumps the dead-weight carbon truck with square wheels.
As Marc Morano says: “Trump is right on climate science and Trump rightly scares the hell out of the warmists.”
No wonder they are in tears. The two main weapons of carbon-believers are the free money from government treasure chests, and coercion through namecalling. Trump has control of the biggest treasure chest in the world and isn’t afraid of being called names.
Trump named Myron Ebell as his new “EPA Dismantler”.
“Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent climate-change skeptic, was chosen at the end of September to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s transition team…” — Newsweek
Ebell is a complete skeptic. I’ve met him at Heartland Climate Change conferences and he’s a good man. A great choice.
In May Trump offered up the Skeptics Christmas Wish List:
1) Trump pledged to rip up Paris climate agreement in energy speech –
2) Trump railed against “draconian climate rules” –
3) and withdraw any funding for United Nations programs related to global warming.
Has anyone in politics ever laid it out so bare? Read the last three promises written under “Seven actions to protect American Workers”:
★ FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
★ SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.
★ SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.
In the long run, the movement will never completely go away, the religion will transmogrify. The freeloaders will find other ways to enrich themselves off the public purse and people who are not-too-good-with-numbers will seek alternatives to feel useful, and assuage their guilt for living in the best countries on Earth.
But yesterday honest hardworking people had a win. Rejoice, they are rare. Democracy is not dead.
POST NOTE: to clarify a point discussed in comments with RAH and Peter:
Is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?
IMHO Peak frenzy was circa 2007, and the end of the beginning was Dec 2009 with Climategate and Copenhagen. Seven years later, this is the largest hurdle the climate movement has faced.
PS: Climate-frenzy (definition): money x “worry”. See opinion polls