December 16, 2015

Clinton Applauds “Paper Tiger” Climate Deal

Surprising no one, Hillary Clinton praised the Paris climate agreement, congratulating both President Obama and Secretary Kerry for their “historic” agreement:

“I applaud President Obama, Secretary Kerry and our negotiating team for helping deliver a new, ambitious international climate agreement in Paris. This is an historic step forward in meeting one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century—the global crisis of climate change.”

Yet all the agreement has done is voluntarily hamstrung the American economy, while India and China continue to use and build coal plants at a breakneck pace. Even Secretary Kerry admits the deal is a “paper tiger,” saying of the deal that it:

“…doesn’t have mandatory targets for reduction, and it doesn’t have an enforcement compliance mechanism.”

No enforcement and “largely nonbinding.” Maybe that’s why India is still planning on doubling coal output by 2020.

As for China, they have plans to build “at least 92 coal-fired power plants in 27 countries,” enough to “completely offset the planned closing of coal-fired plants” in the entire United States.

So the two most populous countries in the world are going full-steam ahead with their coal energy plans, while President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s anti-job, agenda is going to cost as many as 224,000 U.S. jobs. The only thing historic about the Paris climate change agreement is the pain and suffering it’s going to cause Americans.