From the start of Donald Trump’s administration, he’s vowed to protect the environment. Democrats and radical climate alarmists scoffed, because he refuses to embrace their extreme policies. But guess what? Under President Trump, the United States just reached a very “green” milestone. And we’ve put the rest of the world to shame.
Let’s get this squared away at the start: for Democrats, environmentalism isn’t about protecting the earth. The United States has been environmentally conscious since the 1970’s. We’ve tackled pollution, embraced recycling, and passed laws to protect our air and water. Things have improved dramatically over the last 40+ years.
Yet today, environmentalists are as crazy as ever. In fact, they are saying we are essentially doomed. Extreme climate alarmists say the “earth is on fire” and that we are only a few years away from destruction. Funny how they ignore all the progress we’ve made to keep the earth green.
There’s a reason for all their madness, and it has nothing to do with the environment. All you have to do is look at ridiculous policies like the Paris Climate Accord—which Trump wisely got us out of. Modern environmental regulation is about restricting private businesses and industries—limiting their profitability.
That’s right, environmental regulation is just socialism in disguise. President Obama abused companies with his strict “green” regulations. American innovation (across all industries) was crippled. We were forced to buy energy from foreign countries. And we were losing money and jobs hand over fist.
But guess what you can do, when you have a president that cares about both the environment and American workers? You can dramatically improve the economy, while helping protect the earth. Don’t believe Bill Nye, it’s actually possible. And a new report proves Trump did just that.
The United States led the entire world in reducing CO2 emissions last year while also experiencing solid economic growth, according to a newly released report.
“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt,” The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported on Tuesday. “US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period.” [Source: Daily Wire]
America led the world in reducing carbon emissions last year, while still experiencing significant economic growth. Why was this possible? Because of our continued use of gas-fired power plants. Using natural gas has helped improve our economy while reducing emissions from coal-fired plants.
And to think, Obama and the left want us to stop drilling for natural gas! Where do they want us to get our energy from—the moon?
Another inconvenient fact from the report? The largest CO2 contributors were… wait for it… China and India! The two countries that would not have been penalized under the Paris Climate Accord (and would have been given billions) contributed to an 80% increase in emissions.
Most of the damage happening to the planet—from CO2 emissions to that plastic in the sea—comes from Asia and Africa. The United States is not the planet’s enemy. Nor is most of the Western World. Yet we’re the ones getting hammered by little dictators like Greta Thunberg and o’ Al Gore. Why aren’t they lecturing China over its pollution?
Oh, because China buys and sells the left like baseball cards! How inconvenient, eh?
Our success is entirely thanks to President Trump. He eliminated Obama’s crippling regulations and encouraged the United States to lead on energy production. We are not only energy independent, but dominate, selling our energy around the world.
Democrats said that to protect the earth, we’d have to go back to the Dark Ages. Guess what? They were wrong again.