Watch President Trump announce decision on #ParisAgreement LIVE @12PM PST/3PM EST

This live feed direct from the Whitehouse will appear below at 3PM EST/Noon PST. In the meantime, you can read all bout the reasons why exiting the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea, not only for America, but the world.

UPDATE: 11:45AM PST, the live feed is up. Click play to see it….beginning soon.

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June 1, 2017 10:12 am

Awesome! Thanks for posting this on WUWT Anthony. What a great day for science and sound economic policy.

eddie willers
Reply to  Doug S
June 1, 2017 12:03 pm

From an old guy who’s seen too much: We will be disappointed. I hope to be wrong, but my prediction is that we’ll get a “neither fish nor fowl” compromise that will satisfy no one.

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 10:12 am

The champagne’s on ice.

Editor
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 10:29 am

OMG! When you open it you’re releasing carbon dioxide!

Resourceguy
Reply to  Andy May
June 1, 2017 10:32 am

That’s already in the models, don’t question it.

Reply to  Andy May
June 1, 2017 12:02 pm

Champagne in the models? Sounds like someone’s going to have an epic evening….

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 1:21 pm

In the glass now. 🙂

June 1, 2017 10:21 am

My email alert for this WUWT post says “12PM EST” in its main heading. It does say 3PM EST within the email and in the title of this post. However, I nearly clicked on through my emails thinking I’d missed it. I noticed the “3PM EST” and now have the tab ready for a couple of hours’ time. I don’t know if you can adjust the email heading in case others do as I nearly did.

The Original Mike M
June 1, 2017 10:23 am

The icing would be to also announce a plan to end biofuel mandates and subsidies.
… and save our hardwood forests of southeast USA – stop on all exports of wood as fuel.
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/oct/21/us-forests-under-threat-as-demand-for-wood-based-biofuels-grows-report

PJ Brennan
June 1, 2017 10:27 am

Guys, I’m a bit worried….esp. reading about champagne on ice. Hope I’m wrong…

Neil Jordan
Reply to  PJ Brennan
June 1, 2017 10:35 am

That’s only for PINK champagne on ice. And only in California. I think Trump will check out AND leave Hotel Paris.

Scarface
June 1, 2017 10:28 am

Let’s hope a withdrawal from the UNFCCC
“The best way all along,” said Burnett, “was to withdraw from the underlying treaty, the United Nations Framework Commission on Climate Change, because that gets us out of Paris in a year. It gets us out of all of it in a year.”
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/06/01/heartland-institutes-burnett-three-ways-leave-paris-climate-agreement/
Make my day! (year, century)

Fredrik
June 1, 2017 10:29 am

But do we know for sure? Best not celebrate in advance.

Tom Judd
Reply to  Fredrik
June 1, 2017 2:19 pm

Nuke it: Its the only way to make sure.

lsk1956
Reply to  Tom Judd
June 1, 2017 3:21 pm

+100! That made me laugh out loud. And for that…I thank you!

June 1, 2017 10:29 am

Best not celebrate in advance.

June 1, 2017 10:35 am

TSLA stock gonna wobble more than the planet.

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 10:40 am

The stock market is celebrating already; Dow is up 116 pts. as of 1:39.

Chimp
June 1, 2017 10:44 am

Let’s hope that this starts a trend. Australia and Canada have had skeptical PMs recently, but they were ousted by voters or their parties. Maybe with US leadership, other trading nations will see the light again. I’d like to get Japan, Korea and the UK on board. IMO, Italy and Brazil are also persuadable.
While giving lip service to CACA, China, India and Russia are in reality deeply skeptical already. It’s possible that among major industrial states, France and Germany might soon be splendidly isolated in their CACA delusions, until and unless the downtrodden peasants rise up, pitchforks and torches in hand against their lunatic globalist masters.

commieBob
Reply to  Chimp
June 1, 2017 11:52 am

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau is a practical guy who talks left but rules right. He won’t do anything that brings the country into conflict with America. Thus far, Canada has followed the American lead with regard to climate policy.
It will be interesting to see how Trudeau handles the new government in British Columbia (BC). Trudeau approved a pipeline to get Alberta oil to tide water. The Green party holds the balance of power in BC now and has vowed to shut down the pipeline.

Resourceguy
Reply to  commieBob
June 1, 2017 12:09 pm

Either that or he does not want to lose provinces in any internal spat.

Mick
Reply to  commieBob
June 1, 2017 12:13 pm

Rules right? My G*d, he is a social Marxist. And he rules like one.

Lawrence13
June 1, 2017 10:46 am

I watched the BBC’s David Shukman on the news today and his lefty face was a peach . By the way look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGXqK59Wvyc Shukman made to look the lefty incompetant liar that he is.

Reply to  Lawrence13
June 1, 2017 11:24 am

He was introduced as the BBC science editor, but of course he has no scientific qualifications and he didn’t mention any science. It was all politics and propaganda.

Latitude
June 1, 2017 10:48 am

Dunno….Trump is his own man…
whatever….If he does or does not….I’m sure he has his reasons
…I trust his judgement
I will say this, news has been reporting he’s out all week….it would not be like him to let a false rumor go that long

Latitude
Reply to  Latitude
June 1, 2017 1:02 pm

we’re out!….he did not miss one single thing…..called them on everything….and burned them all a new one

A C Osborn
June 1, 2017 10:58 am

I will believe it when I see and hear it myself, everyone on the Climate Change contrarian forums knows it is the right thing to do, but the pressure from the rest of world is immense.

whiten
Reply to  A C Osborn
June 1, 2017 11:25 am

The only thing I can say to you is….have faith Osborn…….could be really shocking..:)

A C Osborn
June 1, 2017 11:00 am

Can we have a countdown clock for all of us outside the USA?

whiten
Reply to  A C Osborn
June 1, 2017 11:24 am

I think is already there. counting on it..:)
If I am not mistaken…

Janice Moore
Reply to  A C Osborn
June 1, 2017 11:34 am

As right now, A.C., you have about 25 minutes to go.

Neil Jordan
June 1, 2017 11:03 am

Sent notice of the event to my colleagues. Significantly, the announcement in the US west will be (high) noon. Cue the music:
https://youtu.be/XX0RakvyZ1I

whiten
Reply to  Neil Jordan
June 1, 2017 11:16 am

Neil is the wedding day…the wedding day of the USA constitution with the people….:)
As far as I can tell…

Gabro
Reply to  Neil Jordan
June 1, 2017 11:19 am

The newlyweds consummated their nuptials off camera in reality:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grace-kelly-exposed-466617

Janice Moore
Reply to  Neil Jordan
June 1, 2017 11:33 am

+1

Chimp
Reply to  Neil Jordan
June 1, 2017 12:21 pm

Wayne was offered the Kane role, but turned it down because the screenwriter Coleman was a Commie. Kramer, the producer was also suspected of being one. A number of other actors then also turned down the role until finally Cooper accepted, and won an Oscar.
Cooper was a friendly witness before HUAC in the blacklisting days, but didn’t name names. He, like Wayne, was a conservative anti-communist, but came to see blacklisting as wrong. Wayne, OTOH was glad he helped drive Coleman out of the country to Britain.
Kramer later lived in WA, and the author of the short story upon which the plot is based lived in OR.
When I was in England, the press savaged Princess Grace of Monaco for wearing white to the wedding of UK Princess Anne. Funny, since they were both sluts. British media basically said, “You can take the Irish girl out of Philly, but not the Philly out of the girl”. Thank God that Kelly didn’t kill her daughter Stephanie in the car crash resulting from her stroke, brought on by her food and alcohol consumption habits.

phaedo
June 1, 2017 11:07 am

Next up, defund the UN.

michael hart
June 1, 2017 11:37 am

Fingers crossed. Here’s to hoping he does the right thing.
Even if he does, I hope he has realized by now that this part of the swamp is actually a lot deeper than he realized before he was elected. “The end of the beginning” as Churchill phrased it, not the beginning of the end.
Scott Pruitt must certainly know about what else is needed, and I hope his views prevail.

whiten
June 1, 2017 11:42 am

I was looking at the counter , but as for now am not sure when actually it begins!
Any help there, fro you guys, how many more minutes a way. I do not want to be missing this on Live..

TA
Reply to  whiten
June 1, 2017 11:52 am

9 more minutes, whiten.

June 1, 2017 11:42 am

So Trump thinks it’s not the CO2, maybe he thinks ‘it’s the sun that done it’. Well if it’s good for the President of the United States is good enough for some of us.
Ah, yes the sun, for May 2017 sunspot number in the old money (Wolf SSN) is down to 11 from the April’s 20 points while the new Svalgaard’s reconstructed number is at 18.8
Composite graph is here

whiten
June 1, 2017 11:46 am

Anthony please make sure, for the other guys, from the other side, to have a proper Live experience on this….if this is not much to ask for….

Rick K
June 1, 2017 11:50 am

T minus 10 minutes…

June 1, 2017 11:51 am

Janice Moore
Reply to  HotScot
June 1, 2017 12:01 pm

+1
And…..comment image

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:09 pm

A wee bit sensitive on this side of the pond Janice. Not that there’s any reason you should know, but a keeper at a well know Zoo here was savaged to death by a tiger a couple of days ago.
Front page news all over the papers.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:13 pm

I’m sorry, HotScot. I hoped it would be seen as a being in a completely different context here. It is a follow-up to another comment I made about a week ago on WUWT on this Trump-Paris issue: a Bengal Tiger crouching in the grass with the caption, “Timing is everything.”

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

Like I said, there’s no reason you should have known.
No harm, no foul.

TA
June 1, 2017 11:54 am

Ths splash across the Fox News screen right now is:
Officials tell Congressional Staffers U.S. is withdrawing

Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 12:06 pm

Same with CNN…

Bulaman
June 1, 2017 11:54 am

Reported on radio NZ via Reuters. Withdrawing!

Beaufort
June 1, 2017 11:55 am

News breaking on the BBC that he’s going to leave the Paris agreement. I can hear the howls of anguish from the watermelons already.

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 11:55 am

5 Minutes and counting.

whiten
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 11:58 am

Thanks Bruce

Paul Westhaver
June 1, 2017 11:59 am

Maybe science will grow back after the CAGW weeds are burned away.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:01 pm

Fox News says they confirm that President Trump is pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

June 1, 2017 12:02 pm

If you are in the UK it’s live on BBC TV news channel.

June 1, 2017 12:02 pm

He’s late!

Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:03 pm

I’m watching this, now.

Paul Westhaver
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:05 pm

Thanks

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:14 pm

Thanks Janice. Nicer to look at anyway, with the feeling that you are there.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:18 pm

You’re welcome, Bruce. Thank you so much for letting me know! 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:39 pm

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Oh. Wow. That was SO disappointing.
He cowtowed to Cohn, et al.!!!! COHN of all people!
CRAP.
Out, but back in.
Disgusting.

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

No – What kind of agreement could possibly have a significant impact on temperature without hurting the economy badly?

Butch
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

..I think you misunderstood what he said !!

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:11 pm

Trump will not enter into a new agreement, simply because an agreement that has significant impact on temperature without hurting the people is impossible.

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:18 pm

And, the totalitarians at United Nations will not have their way with United States of America.
That speech was a historical moment.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:24 pm

The forthright, strong, thing to do would be to simply get out.
Getting back in is always an option. Saying so was not necessary and only serves to keep the CO2 wind/Tesla/solar hu$tle alive. It also keeps the bogus climate “science” grants, etc., going (just in case you know).
In short: Trump did NOT “do the right thing.”
I hope we never get back in — but, getting out this way keeps the CO2 sc@m alive.
Sickening.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:26 pm

The speech could have been a “historical moment.”

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:33 pm

He said he would exit the Paris agreement!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:53 pm

Science: He also said he would

“begin negotiations to re-enter”.

I’m done raining on the parade. I’ll just walk back up the sidewalk against the flow of the crowd, here — the only person walking away with a heavy heart as the rest of WUWT rejoices.
And hey, I am glad YOU are happy. You all deserve some joy.
Even if it doesn’t last, that is a very good thing.
Bye for now.

Science or Fiction
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 3:20 pm

I know very well that the war isn´t over, but this one significant battle has been won. Cheer up, get some rest and get ready to fight the rest of this war together with us – we need you and we love you.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 5:29 pm

Science: Thank you. You have no idea how much I needed your kind words. Thank you, so much for taking the time. I will do that. 🙂

TA
June 1, 2017 12:03 pm

Shepard Smith of Fox News is now promoting CAGW saying climate change is real, and that the U.S. is now at odds with every other country on Earth. Shepard sounds unhappy.
Shepard is a liberal-type fellow.

accordionsrule
Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 1:19 pm

I was disgusted by FOX’s lead-up to the speech. I’m so tired of the “is real” meme and fretting over rising sea and referring to CO2 as “pollution” and low CO2-energy as “clean energy.” Now I’m watching Fox Business. The market is rising, they’re saying his speech is all about our economy. Once again “climate change is real” statement by their guest, and many insinuations that we’re putting our economy above things that are more important.
FOX has crossed over to the Dark Side.

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:07 pm

Sheesh, what’s the holdup? 3:07 already, and nothing yet.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:11 pm

He is having a covfefe first

Janice Moore
Reply to  vukcevic
June 1, 2017 12:18 pm

lol 🙂

Butch
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:12 pm

..Trump loves to make the media wait….Can’t blame him…

TA
June 1, 2017 12:07 pm

Donald is milking it for all it’s worth. 🙂

Roger Knights
Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 12:13 pm

Or he’s composing a twitter rebuttal to someone who is wrong on the Internet.

Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 12:10 pm

I wonder if he’s got some surprise he’ll spring on us. Maybe news of successful evaluations of Lockheed’s compact fusion power system. That would be ideal.

RWturner
June 1, 2017 12:11 pm

He should start with, “isn’t the weather beautiful today? Hasn’t the climate just been wonderful?” That would be hilarious.

June 1, 2017 12:11 pm

Oi, Donald, where’s yer troosers?
Get them on and get out here.

Reply to  HotScot
June 1, 2017 12:21 pm

Ivanka is in tears, he is a caring and kind father ….

Reply to  vukcevic
June 1, 2017 12:30 pm

I’m certain Ivanka’s a stooge, just to make it look like Donald gives a flying f*ck about green socialists.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:12 pm

I do wish he would come out. I’m getting tired of listening to these clueless pundits who are filling time while we wait for Trump.

June 1, 2017 12:12 pm

Whose responsible for the cheesy music?

David L. Hagen
June 1, 2017 12:13 pm

“The Obama-negotiated accord imposes unrealistic targets on the U.S. for reducing our carbon emissions, while giving countries like China a free pass for years to come,” the White House said in a memo obtained by Bloomberg that was distributed to congressional staff and opponents of the pact.
Trump Plans to Withdraw From Landmark Paris Climate Accord

Reply to  Anthony Watts
June 1, 2017 12:17 pm

I am A Gog!

Chimp
Reply to  Anthony Watts
June 1, 2017 12:23 pm

At least it’s not raining.
Snow would have been a nice touch.

whiten
Reply to  Chimp
June 1, 2017 12:27 pm

Chimp
June 1, 2017 at 12:23 pm
It happens that the President is the guy in charge of the Weather Climata Machina…..:)

June 1, 2017 12:16 pm

“Make up, MAKE UP!, where’s a God-dam hairdresser when you need one!”

June 1, 2017 12:17 pm

Slow hand clap round the virtual world.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:19 pm

John Roberts just said it was normal for Trump to be this late.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:20 pm

Stock market it going up.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:21 pm

There’s Scott Pruitt. so it must be close.

Roger Knights
Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 12:25 pm

Bannon’s there too.

June 1, 2017 12:21 pm

I wonder how much audience will be lost due to tardiness. 3:20EST — still no show.

June 1, 2017 12:22 pm

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:24 pm

99 bottles of champagne on the wall….

Resourceguy
June 1, 2017 12:24 pm

In other news Hillary Clinton now blames climate change for her election loss. sarc

TA
Reply to  Resourceguy
June 1, 2017 12:27 pm

A Fox News reporter today added up all the things Hillary blamed for her loss and it came to 24 different things! I guess we can add climate change to that list. And she might be right about climate change. A lot of people voted for Trump because of that issue.

Latitude
Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 12:47 pm

I think he missed one….at one point she blamed Bill

Dr Dave
Reply to  Resourceguy
June 1, 2017 12:28 pm

That’s hilarious… you just made me spit some half eaten popcorn on my monitor!

Chimp
Reply to  tarran
June 1, 2017 12:30 pm

The government has been fighting ISIS there for some time.
Eleven soldiers were killed in a “friendly fire” air strike incident today.

June 1, 2017 12:26 pm

He’s taking his covfefe pills. – getting ready…

Bob Koss
June 1, 2017 12:26 pm

It’s in the 80s in D.C. this afternoon. He’s letting the media sit around in the sun so they are well cooked before the announcement.

June 1, 2017 12:28 pm

To the tune of O Come all yea faithful.
Usually accompanied by aforesaid slow handclap:
O’ why are we waiting
why can’t we start changing
why are we waiting
always so frustrating
why are we waiting
we need rearranging
why are we waiting

Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 12:28 pm

Last-minute changes to his statement rather likely being made.

TA
June 1, 2017 12:29 pm

Less than a minute from now, Shepard Smith says.

Bruce Cobb
June 1, 2017 12:29 pm

60 seconds!

TA
June 1, 2017 12:31 pm

They might have been waiting for the light to get just right. Vice President Pence looks great at that podium!

J Mac
June 1, 2017 12:31 pm

Here we go…

The Original Mike M
June 1, 2017 12:31 pm

I can’t play the posted live feed, it says my browser doesn’t support HTML5 video. I guess old XP computers just don’t matter anymore …

Lance Kerslake
June 1, 2017 12:36 pm

Watching Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith on Fox News. They sound like CNN commentators. They should have a look at paleo-climatilogical ice core data which shows that when our planet warms, the warming comes first and then the CO2 rises as a result of the warming. The time lag after the warming comes to when CO2 rises is sometimes 600 to 800 years. This data shows the any rise of CO2 is the result of the warming, not causal of the warming.

Resourceguy
June 1, 2017 12:36 pm
J Mac
June 1, 2017 12:37 pm

Hot Spit!
It’s Another Great Day for President Trump, The United States Of America, and all who love Her!

Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 12:38 pm

OUT ! Damned spot ! Yay!!

June 1, 2017 12:38 pm

Damn, brilliant.
No deal is better than a bad deal.
Trump and May are saying the same things.

Mike Maguire
June 1, 2017 12:39 pm

We’re out. He continues to make smart decisions for the USA.

June 1, 2017 12:40 pm

Well done. I hope UK politicians are listening.

Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:41 pm

Out, but back in. I can’t stand to listen to another second.

Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:45 pm

Nah, Janice, this is good.
He’s just told China, India and Europe to f*ck off until they can come back with a proper climate agreement, which they never can.
It’s not going to happen.

Janice Moore
Reply to  HotScot
June 1, 2017 1:59 pm

I hope you are right, JohnK. Thanks for the reminder to “accentuate the positive.” Kinda lost my groove, I guess…

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 12:55 pm

Ah , Ms J M ….let us run with patience …..it is a marathon ….
8>)) …. so far so good ….let us hope UNFCCC is next .

Janice Moore
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 1:06 pm

I appreciate your trying to cheer me up, S. W. Bob, but, I just can’t feel good about being told:
“Okay, family, I’m doing what is best for you, we’re leaving this malaria infested swamp. We’re going to move to a lovely place near the sea where we will live in —–
a tent.
Because we are likely to not be staying there —- I’m planning to talk to the guys down at the swamp; if we can negotiate for air-conditioning in our hut, this time (and indoor plumbing, too!) we’re going back.”
Sounds GREAT, Dad.
NOT!

Janice Moore
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 1:18 pm

Sorry, Bob — I’m so bummed I messed up your initials! And I just typed them and — whoa! lol, I’ll just call you Bob! Heh. 🙂

JohnKnight
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 1:18 pm

Janice,
It seems to me Dad said we’ll be moving back . . as soon as it’s not a swamp ; )
Seriously, I don’t think taking on the role of science debater would do much but serve the desires of the mass media armed alarmists, and, in a sense, I think he may be expressing his confidence in folks like those who take them on here . . who seem to me to have done a damn good job of keeping the “settled science” label from sticking.

accordionsrule
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 1:26 pm

I read on Snopes that he can’t get out of UNFCCC until 2020 because it was ratified by the Senate.

Chimp
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
June 1, 2017 2:05 pm

accordionsrule June 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm
IMO he could leave the UNF CCCP before then with Senate approval.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Janice Moore
June 1, 2017 1:02 pm

I missed the first 10 mins or so, Janice. Please explain.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 1, 2017 1:14 pm

Hi, Harry,
It was HORRIBLE. He started off talking a bit about the !slam1c terrorism in the Philippines. Then, he listed some of the good things accomplished (e.g., over $350 billion in business contracts) during his recent trip abroad.
Then, 🙁 he said that he was taking us out of the Paris climate agreement, but will be negotiating to get back in on better terms for the U.S..
He did not qualify that. Just (paraphrase) “out, but, back in if the terms are right.”
So, essentially: “CO2 is a serious issue that we have to deal with, I just don’t like the deal we got in Paris in 2015.”
HORRIBLE!!!!
Waaaa — sorry, but, I am so disappointed.
It is still livestreaming right now, but, later watch the same video here on youtube (the channel called “President Trump”): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyW3Nw6poE6V04jhMdflag
I like this channel for they post the entire video of events, not just a 3 or 10 minutes soundbite.
You will find the remarks you asked about within the first 10 minutes.
Sure glad I ate my lunch before I watched that. I have no appetite, now.
Your WUWT ally,
Janice

Janice Moore
Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 1, 2017 1:16 pm

Edit: “Within the first 10 minutes” of the beginning of Trump’s remarks.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 1, 2017 1:33 pm

Thank you, Janice. I understand your lack of appetite. However DJT is a supreme deal-maker and when he makes such a statement about ‘renegotiating’ I believe he is working on a ‘position’ – finessing his opposition. The left/green faction knows that he knows they are a busted flush: they are trying to protect their income stream, no the planet.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 1, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks for the encouragement to keep hoping, Harry. I guess I’m just in a bad head space about life in general… or something… . I will keep my mouth shut (not that you asked that) and my eyes open, from now on. 🙂

Reply to  Harry Passfield
June 1, 2017 3:06 pm

Janice,
your President has just told the world that his country will do business their way.
If anyone cares to contest that, they are welcome to come up with an alternative.
They won’t because they couldn’t organise a f*ck in a brothel (excuse the analogy please, I seem to recall you are religious) and will come back with nothing of substance.
Your president has just told the world, in plain language, which makes a change from the grand speeches of most politicians no one can understand, that Janice Moore is at the heart of America’s future.
It will be ripped apart tonight (your time) by the green and leftist media. It will be analysed and examined in inconsequential inute detail by the elite intellectuals. But the message was clear, and repeated. Trump is doing business for America and no one else. And he did say it, thats his sworn responsibility.
That was a speech that, above everything else said, f*uck you lot, It’s America’s way, or the highway. We’ll build a an economic machine with, or without you. It’s your choice.
What’s more, he has the economic clout, the intellectual facilities, the physical brawn, and the natural enthusiasm and work ethic of Americans to do it.
This speech had nothing to do with the Paris Accord.
This was a Churchillian speech of motivation and encouragement to America, and as a Brit, I thought it was brilliant.
Nor did I ever think I would say that of Trump.

michael hart
June 1, 2017 12:42 pm

Well done, Mr President. A promise kept.

June 1, 2017 12:43 pm

Clexit,
The Brexit sequel.
Well done USA!

JohnWho
June 1, 2017 12:52 pm

The Paris Accord is not about the climate it is about a redistribution of wealth.
Good to hear that President Trump understands that.

TA
Reply to  JohnWho
June 1, 2017 1:10 pm

Yes, it seemed like Trump understood all the nuances.

J Mac
June 1, 2017 12:52 pm

Trump knows China will never participate in a ‘fair’ climate change accord, hence NO renegotiated fair accord is possible. The offer to renegotiate is a canard only….

Leo Norekens
Reply to  J Mac
June 1, 2017 4:07 pm

Indeed. France, Germany and Italy have already taken the bait : “No renegotiation!”
They can’t say that he didn’t offer it.
In fact, THEY are the ones who are shutting the US out.

June 1, 2017 12:56 pm

When was the last time we heard any politician stated quite as clearly that their President/Prime Minister backed their own country as Trump has, instead of giving away everything, crippling their own country?

michael hart
June 1, 2017 12:56 pm

“The current agreement blocks the development of clean coal in America.”

Unfortunately, he may need to do a lot more yet to encourage re-investment, such is the damage and long-lasting fear that has already been created under previous administrations.
Meanwhile, I visited the BBC website, and once again saw a picture of white steam clouds photographed to make them look like black smoke. Some things will not be so easily changed.

Bob Koss
June 1, 2017 12:57 pm

Excellent speech.

June 1, 2017 12:59 pm

Trump talks in plain language that we can all understand instead of political gobbledygook.
The first speech of his I have listened to.
Very good in terms of communication.

Latitude
Reply to  HotScot
June 1, 2017 1:04 pm

hits every point….and burns them all a new one at the same time
I love the man……..

Reply to  Latitude
June 1, 2017 1:14 pm

Latitude,
I must say I have had my doubts about him, but this is a big campaign promise delivered on. No weaselling, no if, but or however, excuses. The US is out of the Paris Accord.
If the rest of the participants want to agree a new accord between them, that’s acceptable to the US, then the US will listen and engage. Fair enough.
And I make no excuse for drawing yet another comparison to Brexit and Mrs. May, but she has told the EU much the same thing. We’ll exit Europe without a deal before having another crap one imposed on us. President Trump has just issued the world the same message.
I have always maintained than any decision is better than no decision, no matter how bad.

June 1, 2017 1:01 pm

Very nice speech!

Henry Galt
June 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Please pay for some real science now DT. Well done.

June 1, 2017 1:03 pm

The Donald has his breeks on and is striding through the bullshit. He’s putting America first and encouraging ever other country to put their own peopl first, and that’s important.

J Mac
Reply to  HotScot
June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

And the Paris Climate Accord is nae but a bit ‘o mashie peas…

Reply to  J Mac
June 1, 2017 1:17 pm

Mashie peas are nice, especially wi’ a wee bit O’ Haggis.
Up yer kilt!
Good day for the world. Well perhaps more precisely, a good day for the US and the UK. There is a very common political bond here on a theme. ‘Fu*k you all, we’ll do it our way’

J Mac
Reply to  J Mac
June 1, 2017 2:03 pm

Aye! “Put that in ye sporran, EU’all!”

Editor
June 1, 2017 1:05 pm

Two excellent talks! I’m so relieved. I didn’t believe it would happen until it did.

Not Chicken Little
June 1, 2017 1:06 pm

Happy to see that our President isn’t buying what the climate scammers are selling!

richard verney
June 1, 2017 1:06 pm

WOW, what a great day for commonsense, integrity, jobs, the economy and for science.
Well done, Mr President.
It is great to see a resurgent America.

June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

An excellent speech, with good reasons well stated. His comment on possible redoing an improved version had enough restrictions, that it is not possible, so have no fear on that account.

June 1, 2017 1:07 pm

Why would we even begin to consider renegotiating reentering the agreement, when its stated purpose is NOT scientifically supported? To reenter would be to accept extremely flawed premises.
If it’s a trade deal, then call it a trade deal, and enter THAT. Call it the “Paris Trade Accord”, but get the damn word, “climate”, the heck out of there, especially when this word is subliminally tied to FLAWED CO2 claims.
Get out and stay out.

TA
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 1, 2017 1:16 pm

“Why would we even begin to consider renegotiating reentering the agreement, when its stated purpose is NOT scientifically supported? To reenter would be to accept extremely flawed premises.”
That’s my first thought, too, and probably what Janice is thinking, but we should probably give this aspect a little time to develop. We really don’t know what exactly is being talked about, and when we learn, we can tear it apart if necessary. But it could be just tossing a bone to the alamists, too, to quiet them down for a while.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
June 1, 2017 1:23 pm

And if the rest of the world were to offer America lots of money to stay in? You would still want to be out?
It won’t happen, but the rest of the world under the Paris Accord have just taken a massive hit. One of it’s principle sponsors has said “we’re sick of your shit After squabbling amongst yourselves, when you can offer the US a fair deal, then come to OUR table and talk, until then, f*uck off”.
The UK is doing the same with Europe. We are not sheep and once again, the US and the UK stand together on this.
This is WW3, we have all just grown up enough not to fight it with ordnance.
So it’s real progress, globally.

Hans-Georg
June 1, 2017 1:08 pm

Trump: +1000

Resourceguy
Reply to  Hans-Georg
June 1, 2017 1:10 pm

+1001

RWturner
June 1, 2017 1:09 pm

It’s refreshing, every time, to hear the POTUS speak the truth instead of whitewashed political babble.

commieBob
June 1, 2017 1:10 pm

There is some badness. Trump offers to renegotiate Paris. Pruitt refers to the carbon footprint.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  commieBob
June 1, 2017 1:17 pm

This is a diplomatic language, bury something, but give the impression for the naive (stupid) it is still alive.

TA
Reply to  commieBob
June 1, 2017 1:19 pm

Pruiit gave a pretty good speech right after Trump finished.

Reply to  commieBob
June 1, 2017 1:27 pm

commieBob
Why on earth do you think Ivanka is given the job of a green voice in the Whitehouse. It’s distraction politics and false hope to be dashed on the rocks of green despair when, and if, it suits America.

Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 1:13 pm

Late, repetitious, narrowly focused, full of irrelevant partisan material about the great job he’s doing in other areas, rambling, incomplete.
Still, he made the right choice in saying No; and I’m glad he didn’t punt the issue to the Senate, which would have been dangerous.

TA
Reply to  Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 1:20 pm

“full of irrelevant partisan material about the great job he’s doing in other areas,”
Trump has to blow his own horn because the MSM are all focused on Russian collusion.

Hans-Georg
Reply to  TA
June 1, 2017 1:27 pm

Let them deal with the Russians. They obviously have to sell their horror stories. In the meantime Trump can develop his policy. And there are a lot of other things going on. Do not underestimate Steve Bannon and Scott Pruitt and certainly not Mike Pence. I think the AGW crowd can still be glad that Trump is President and not Pence.

Roger Knights
Reply to  Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 1:30 pm

However, Trump did focus on the “killer” problem with the anti-CO2 crusade: the negative effect its high costs will have on many ordinary citizens in developed countries—and also blackouts and brownouts from grid instability at sigfnificant reliance on “renewables.” Those impacts would eventually have forced politicians to back off of further promotion of wind and solar. (This is already happening in some pioneering countries and provinces.) A lot of money would have been wasted for little effect. Trump is just employing everyday foresight in avoiding a futile, expensive gesture.

Reply to  Roger Knights
June 1, 2017 1:33 pm

Roger Knights
What’s wrong with fashionably late? perhaps he had to take a shit, who knows.
The whole speech was about the Paris Accord, under any other circumstances he would have been applauded for sticking to the point.
Irrelevant partisan material it may be to you, but the rest of America might not be as hightly educated as you, and they might enjoy a partisan message. I am almost certainly less well educated than you, and I damn well wish our PM would give a speech as rousing as Trumps, the only guy that did it here was Winston Churchill. Like him or love him, he united a nation with partisan speeches.
And how can it have been rambling when you stated it was narrowly focussed?
But we both agree, that irrespective of the content, the decision was correct.

Bill Parsons
June 1, 2017 2:33 pm

Tres bon!
But wait! The Trump rebuke to world “leaders” can’t be finalized for four years, according to N Y Times climate referees.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/trump-paris-climate-agreement.html?mcubz=0&_r=0
This claim prompted some pretty funny satirical comments from Mark Steyn this morning about the agreement being a “Honda Accord” with all four doors jammed shut… or a Hotel California accord.
Whatever, I look forward to the other earnest, if slightly red-in-the-face signatories coming to their respective senses in approximately three… two… one….
Whereupon Trump should welcome them with characteristic bombast to Team U.S.-Nicaragua-Syria.
Who says politics makes for strange bedfellows? Go Team!

Jimmy Haigh
June 1, 2017 4:31 pm

I’ve just woken up.(I’m in KL.) Has he done it yet?

Gandhi
June 2, 2017 8:34 am

Hurrah for COMMON SENSE. Thank you President Trump for being courageous.

Ian Macdonald
June 2, 2017 8:52 am

Trump makes the point that American money would go to third world nations for the purpose of combating climate greenhouse gas emissions in those nations. Think a very relevant point here is that third world countries desperately need aid, but the sort of aid they need is the kind which will provide them with measurable benefits.
Installing windturbines and solar panels will mainly line the pockets of the renewables installers and manufacturers. Which is no doubt the purpose of the deal. However, it will not provide nearly as much benefit to the local population as would installing coal, gas, nuclear or hydro power stations which run reliably, 24/7. That is what regions like Africa need, and if foreign aid is to be put into such regions we need to ensure it’s put into projects that will actually benefit the locals.

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