Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Back in March WUWT reported how President Obama transferred $500 Million to the UN Green Fund. According to Mother Jones, he has just done it again.
Obama Just Took One Final Step to Fight Global Warming
And there’s nothing Donald Trump can do about it.
NATHALIE BAPTISTEJAN. 17, 2017 4:17 PM
President Barack Obama has made one final contribution to the fight against global warming on his way out the White House door. On Tuesday, Obama transferred $500 million to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, a key program set up to finance climate change adaptation and renewable energy projects in developing countries. That’s on top of another $500 million the Obama administration had already given to the fund.
… Trump won’t be able to reverse payments to the UN that have already been made.
Obama’s total contributions of $1 billion are still far short of his $3 billion pledge, but his actions are drawing praise from climate activists. “The Obama administration is refusing to let President-elect Trump’s posse of oil barons and climate deniers dictate how the world responds to the climate crisis,” said Tamar Lawrence-Samuel of Corporate Accountability International in a press release. “This victory is the climate justice movement’s opening salvo to the Trump presidency. And we’re not going away.”
I hope President Trump defunds the lot of them. The UN might be laughing about having received a billion dollars of US taxpayer’s money to which they were not entitled. Obama might be laughing about his joke on the American people. But President Trump has the power to stop this nightmare – let us hope he uses it.