Trump Promises To Cancel “Global Warming” Payments To UN


If Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president, he’s going to torpedo yet another one of President Barack Obama’s legacy programs: the United Nations climate change agreement.

According to The Daily Caller, during a Florida speech Wednesday, Trump told supporters he would “cancel billions in global warming payments to the United Nations.”

Those “global warming payments” likely refer to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, to which President Obama has pledged a whopping $3 billion. He’s already given the fund $500 million.

According to Trump, that’s money that could be better spent at home in support of “America’s vital environmental infrastructure and natural resources.”

“We’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars. We don’t even know who’s doing what with the money,” Trump said.

“We’re gonna work on our own environment,” he continued. “That includes repairing the Herbert Hoover Dike in Lake Okeechobee, protecting the Florida Everglades.”

No matter what your feelings on anthropogenic global warming are, the United Nations clearly isn’t going to do anything to solve the problem. In fact, most of the U.N.’s global warming activities are mainly globalized redistribution from developed economies to developing economies, with profoundly flawed oversight.

Even if Al Gore is 100 percent right and that hockey stick of death is going to have us doing the butterfly stroke among the polar bears in another five years, the United Nations couldn’t help us if they tried.

In fact, the much-ballyhooed Paris Agreement, signed earlier this year, has only voluntary caps on greenhouse emissions and still classifies China — the world’s largest greenhouse gas producer — as a “developing nation.”

Instead of flushing billions of dollars down the toilet on feel-good internationalism that has little effect in practice, Trump wants to spend that money making America a better — and cleaner, he says — country.

We’ll have to see more concrete plans, but compared to the alternative, it almost has to be better by default.

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