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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Barbara Lee says Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement is 'reckless'

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee slammed President Donald Trump's reported decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, a pact signed in 2015 that includes more than 150 countries seeking to reduce carbon emissions.

"Climate change presents the greatest threat humankind has ever known," Lee said Wednesday. "We simply cannot afford to let this president unravel the progress on climate change we've made as a nation and a global community.

"Retreating from the global climate effort would damage our diplomatic credibility, set the U.S. further behind in the clean energy movement and devastate countless communities and ecosystems in the United States. Once again, the recklessness and ignorance of this president have dealt an irreparable blow to our planet and American leadership."

Lee speculated the president's worldview on climate change is formed by his top adviser Steve Bannon, a figure within the administration has regular condemned in recent months as much as Trump, himself.

As editor of Breitbart News, the far-right website routinely published articles asserting global warming a hoax perpetrated by the scientific community and liberals. In the past, Trump singled out the accord for stifling the U.S. economy.
  
"This decision was no doubt informed by extremists in the White House like Steve Bannon whose lies about the Paris Agreement have been widely disproven and discredited by legal experts and scientists," said Lee.

Lee's comments against Trump's decision and her comments are similar to a growing number of voices in the Bay Area, domestically and international leaders calling it a disaster for the reputation of the U.S. and the planet.

2 comments:

  1. By MW:

    If Barbara Lee truly believes that: one, there is a considerable amount of global warming going on; and two, global warming is caused by certain types of excessive activities by the world's human population - then why doesn't she highlight and regularly discuss the hypocrisy and excessive and ridiculous activities of some of the neat, cool, and with it parasites and bloodsucking leeches who pretend to be liberals, and such as for instance the Clintons, and who own a bunch of large and luxurious houses, and rather than just one small, plain, and ordinary house, the Obamas, and who just spent over eight million dollars buying an extremely luxurious house, the Feinsteins and the Pelosis, and who have extremely luxurious lifestyles, and based on how much they can consume and spend, or the neat, cool, and with it knee jerk Hollywood liberals, and such as Barbara Streisand, who also spend and consume wildly.

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  2. By MW:

    Related to my earlier post in regard to global warming and climate change, if the prominent and extremely wealthy "liberals," and including Barbara Boxer, the Clintons, Feinsteins, Obamas, Pelosis, and Barbara Streisand, and so forth, really and truly believe what they have been saying on the issues of global warming and climate change, and have not just been trying to act like a bunch of neat, cool, and with it members of the fad of the month club on the latest issue for the hip set to rant and rave and yell and scream about, then I would suggest they give up their: one, huge mansions and many homes, and including vacation homes; two, vacations at such places as Aspen and Martha's Vineyard; three, chauffeur driven limousines and private jets; and four, all the rest of the "essentials" of their rich and extravagant lifestyles.

    If they are so firmly committed to really saving the environment, and not just being big fashionable windbags, I suggest they adjust their consumption level to a lifestyle similar to that of a lot of lower middle income Americans. In other words, they can take the bus, and rather than traveling in a private chauffeur driven limousine or private airplane, etc, etc, etc.

    In fact, I wonder whether Jay Leno has been joining in with the rest of the neat, cool, and with it "liberals" in Hollywood and the higher ranks of the Democratic Party in giving lip service to supposedly wanting to take steps to fight global warming and climate change.

    (NOTE: Jay Leno, and who is really into cars - he is a collector of them and it is a major hobby of his - owns about one hundred fifty cars, and he also employs two fulltime auto mechanics to maintain them.)

    In other words even assuming present human activity is actually a major threat to cause a lot of global warming, then one of the very most effective methods to drastically reduce the threat would be for a lot of neat, cool, and with it parasites and bloodsucking leeches, but who pretend to be liberals and are Barbara Lee's friends and associates, to give up their luxuries and extravagant lifestyles.

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