Despite shrieks of terror from the left about how President Trump’s presidency threatens the existence of Earth and thus mankind, the fact is that under Trump’s leadership, America continues to lead the world in total emissions decline.
“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis — a fall of 140 [million tons], or 2.9%, to 4.8 gigatons],” the Paris-based International Energy Agency revealed in a report Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the entire European Union, which consists of 28 nations, only lowered emissions by 160 million tons total, or roughly 5.71 mt per nation.
These new findings suggest that the shock and trepidation that followed Trump’s decision 3 years ago to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate change accord was misguided, especially when you factor in that every country in the E.U. is still in the pact.
It’s ironic, because after President Trump announced plans to withdraw from the pact, a top E.U. official chose to talk trash about him.
“The Americans can’t just leave the climate protection agreement. Mr. Trump believes that because he doesn’t know the details,” then-European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said at the time, suggesting the president was a know-nothing.
“We tried to explain that to Mr. Trump in Taormina in clear German sentences. It seems that our attempt failed, but the law is the law, and it must be obeyed. Not everything which is law and not everything in international agreements is fake news, and we have to comply with it.”
Yet years later, it’s the E.U. that’s itching to catch up with the United States’ unprecedented reductions in carbon emissions.
America’s massive reductions and the E.U.’s smaller reductions were reportedly driven by the “continued growth of renewables, coal-to-gas fuel switching, a rise in nuclear power and weaker electricity demand.”