Trump did the right thing for American workers, and perhaps counter-intuitively he did the right thing for the environment. Let’s be clear: the Paris Agreement was never about the environment.
The framework for Paris is based on an alarmist interpretation of climate data, and focuses not on the largest emitters of carbon dioxide but instead on the richest emitters.
The scheme uses an invented concept – carbon intensity – meaning carbon emissions as a percentage of GDP.
It therefore disproportionately punishes wealthy emitters, like Canada and the United States, while allowing China and India to continue emitting more carbon dioxide each year until at least 2030 – the year they chose for their commitment to kick in.
As Trump rightly acknowledged, this scheme would specifically and disproportionately punish the United States. It was a bad deal for American workers and American companies.
Good for Donald Trump for standing up to this nonsense.