Europe’s Wonderful Schoolyard Snit
Amid the predictable rage of the elite global media at the US for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords, perhaps the most amusing and revealing tantrum comes from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. Within an hour of President Trump announcing his decision, they put out a joint statement declaring that the Paris process was “irreversible,” it could not be reopened for negotiation, and if the US leaves, it would not be invited to reconsider and join the agreement.
“With President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate pact, European leaders on Thursday declared that such a move is final and that the U.S. will not be welcomed back into the deal” The Washington Times reported today.
What sense does that make? If the national leaders actually believe the earth is at risk as a habitable climate, and global agreement on reducing carbon dioxide emissions is critical to avoiding catastrophe, then they absolutely should want the US to reconsider and recommit to the Accords. It defies any explanation other than pride and pique for Merkel and Macron to declare the door is closed and the US isn’t welcome back.
That’s just fine Monsieur Macron and Frau Merkel. We Yankee yokels will stay in the briar patch enjoying our abundant, affordable fossil fuels.