With the Obama era coming to a close and climate skeptic Donald Trump coming to power, the murderous dictatorship in mainland China is reportedly taking on Obama's role as chief promoter of the UN climate agenda. The irony, of course, is that Trump has previously argued that the man-made global-warming theory was a “hoax” created by the Communist Chinese regime to cripple American manufacturing. He has also vowed to "cancel" the United Nations "climate change" regime.
Without question, undermining the U.S. economy and boosting China's is one goal among many shared by Beijing, the United Nations, many UN member regimes, and the establishment-backed “climate” machine. But there is even more to the dangerous agenda, and Americans are not out of danger from the UN-Beijing-Obama scheming just yet.
Until his electoral victory, Trump had spoken loudly and clearly on the discredited man-made global-warming theory and the totalitarian policies being pursued under the guise of saving the climate. As part of his campaign, he vowed to “cancel” and “destroy” the global pseudo-treaty known as the UN Paris Agreement that was signed by Obama but never ratified by the Senate. Trump also blamed Beijing for the man-made warming theory — a theory believed by just 40 percent of Americans and contradicted by the evidence, including some two decades of no warming in the unmanipulated temperature data.
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” Trump said on social media in 2012, never repudiating the comments despite many establishment calls to do so. So far, the remarks have been “re-tweeted” over 100,000 times and “liked” more than 60,000. While even some Trump backers have tried to portray the comments as humor, or at least unserious, the UN Paris Agreement itself and much evidence support the thesis.
Under the UN's pseudo-treaty negotiated last year under the leadership of Beijing's Communist tyrants and French Socialist Party politicians, Obama illegally pledged to force Americans to slash CO2 emissions by almost 30 percent from 2005 levels over the next 10 years. The amount of economic pain associated with that — Obama summarized it well when he declared that electricity rates would “necessarily skyrocket” — would be absolutely mind-boggling.
Prices of everything would surge as energy prices “skyrocket,” with poor and middle class Americans being harmed the most. There would also be a mass exodus of remaining U.S. jobs to China and other dictator-controlled Third World nations as American manufacturing was destroyed, further undermining the fragile and increasingly hollowed out U.S. economy.
On the other hand, under the UN's Paris Agreement scheme, the dictatorship-controlled Chinese economy, by far the largest CO2 emitter, will continue to increase its emissions for at least a decade and a half. Indeed, under the Paris climate regime, Beijing's shrewd rulers agreed to “peak” the CO2 emissions of their 1.4 billion victims by 2030 — long after the U.S. economy and military have been completely crippled and the American middle class destroyed.
Plus, anyone who believes a pledge by a mass-murdering communist dictatorship — whether on CO2 emissions or nuclear weapons or anything else — must be completely ignorant of 20th century history and the nature of the communist movement. Basically, under the Paris Agreement, China's economy surges, while America's goes up in smoke, all to accomplish virtually nothing in terms of climate or temperature.
Despite past efforts to portray the brutal Chinese regime as reluctant to join the “climate” bandwagon, the dictatorship has been onboard the UN bandwagon all along — often in ghastly ways. At the 2009 UN climate summit in Copenhagen, for example, attended by this writer and The New American senior editor William F. Jasper, the regime bragged about how its barbaric “one-child” policy, which has resulted in systematic slaughter of many millions of children in forced abortions, helped control “climate change.” Seriously.
“The [Chinese] policy on family planning proves to be a great success,” Zhao Baige, vice minister of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission, told the UN summit. “It not only contributes to reduction of global emission, but also provides experiences for other countries — developing countries in particular — in their pursuit for a coordinated and sustainable development.” The regime even crunched the numbers to calculate how much fewer CO2 was released as a result of its murderous policy.
No doubt Obama's science czar, John Holdren, who touted forced abortions and mass sterilization via drugs in the public water supply in the United States, was pleased with the ghoulish remarks. The rest of the world, though, was horrified at the savagery and barbarism treated so cavalierly by history's most murderous regime.
After that bit of insight, the Communist Chinese dictatorship was even touted as a model system for tackling alleged man-made global warming — by none other than then-UN climate boss Christiana Figueres. According to Figueres, the “executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change” at the time, the communist regime in Beijing, famous for forced abortions and mass murder, was “doing it right” when fighting alleged global warming.
Figueres told Bloomberg that the Communist Party despots, among other supposed achievements, were able to implement UN-backed “climate” schemes more efficiently because the regime does not have to deal with “legislative hurdles” such as those in the United States and other nations, where citizens are supposed to have a say in government. Figueres lamented that the “political divide” in the U.S. Congress has “slowed” efforts to pass “climate” legislation and was “very detrimental” to the fight.
Perhaps taking a cue from the UN leader's absurd pro-tyranny remarks, the Obama administration joined with the Communist Party regime in Beijing to create a pseudo-treaty “deal,” which Obama proceeded to illegally impose on Americans with his infamous “pen and phone.” In November of 2014, a year before the Paris summit, Obama even joined with chief Beijing tyrant Xi Jinping (shown above) to sign an illegal “executive agreement” that laid the foundation for the UN's broader pseudo-treaty from Paris purporting to shackle all of humanity.
“We have a special responsibility to lead the global effort against climate change,” Obama claimed about himself and the Chinese dictator, omitting the obvious fact that climate has always changed and will presumably continue to change regardless of their lawless plotting. “Today, I am proud we can announce a historic agreement.” Again, the Senate was never consulted as required by the U.S. Constitution, but the UN climate machine celebrated anyway.
Then came Trump's election. In a series of statements about the Paris Agreement, Trump indicated that the expensive scheme would be toast under his administration. In a speech he gave in late May about energy policy, Trump blasted the “draconian climate rules” and vowed to “cancel” the pseudo-treaty as soon as he takes office. Federal law already prohibits any U.S. funding of the UN climate bureaucracy.
America should never give “foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use,” the GOP contender declared, promising to eliminate all U.S. taxpayer funding for UN “global warming” schemes. In the past, echoing numerous top scientists, Trump has repeatedly lambasted the increasingly discredited man-made global-warming theory as a “hoax.” Blasting the EPA's “totalitarian tactics,” Trump also promised to undo all of the Obama administration's decrees on the subject — everything from executive orders purporting to regulate the gas of life (CO2) to Obama's so-called “Clean Power Plan.”
And so, with Obama on his way out of the White House and Trump on his way in, Communist China is reportedly taking the lead in peddling the UN's discredited theory and imposing the UN climate agenda on all of humanity. In fact, a pro-Beijing propaganda piece reprinted by the U.K. Guardian, the most extreme peddler of the UN's theory and policies, gushed in a headline this week that “China emerges as global climate leader in wake of Trump's triumph.”
“When the news of Donald Trump’s electoral college victory set cell phones beeping at a private climate change discussion in Beijing, one of China’s leading climate policy experts observed that China should now expect to assume climate leadership,” wrote Isabel Hilton, described as a “writer, broadcaster and commentator” who edits a fringe bilingual Chinese-English website “devoted to environment and climate change.”
She then proceeds to outline a number of bogus reasons — dirty air in Beijing, for example, which she knows (or should know) has nothing to do with the beneficial and invisible gas CO2 — to supposedly explain why the dictatorship is pushing the climate-alarmist narrative. Apparently ignorant of economics, she seems to think that tax subsidies to inefficient crony companies represent smart economic policy.
“China is poised to assume the role of steady, reliable climate ally, in sharp contrast to Trump’s US. Assuming leadership on climate has many attractions for China. As well as the economic opportunity, it is one of the few issues on which China could make a claim for the moral high ground,” Hilton continued, apparently oblivious to the reality that China is building coal-fired power-plants at an astounding rate even as it joins Obama in demanding an end to cheap, abundant energy for Americans.
Sounding like an apparatchik for the regime that has murdered more people than any other in human history, Hilton also celebrated the dictatorship's “industrial strategy” and its newest “five-year plan” for its 1.4 billion victims because the plan allegedly involves less CO2. “That is where China sees its future,” Hilton concluded, as if the brutal dictatorship spoke for “China” and not itself.
Of course, there are questions being raised about whether Trump truly intends to fulfill his campaign pledges. But many of those concerns are based on establishment-media propaganda and blatantly manipulated comments described by analysts as “fake news.” The fact that Trump appointed climate skeptic Myron Ebell of the pro-market, pro-science Competitive Enterprise Institute to lead the EPA transition team is encouraging to climate skeptics and realists worldwide.
If the Communist Chinese dictatorship wishes to handicap its own economy in 15 years to solve a manufactured problem as America regains its sanity and rejects the UN's destructive policies, Americans would be wise to celebrate. Unfortunately, the savage oppressors of the Chinese people and their globalist enablers in the West are far too smart for that — plus they have global ambitions that would never allow it.
So rather than celebrating, Americans should work harder than ever to expose the man-made climate con and ensure a full U.S. withdrawal from the unratified UN Paris Agreement as soon as possible. The GOP Congress may be the key.
Photo of President Obama with Xi Jinping in China, November 12, 2014: AP Images