Monday, June 05, 2017

Making America Competitive Again

The hysteria over America leaving the Paris climate agreement is just astounding. But German car makers think it is good for America.

Even if the agreement works and everyone carries out their BS goals through 2030, the impact is predicted (by notoriously bad models) to be a global temperature in 2100 that is 0.05 degrees Celsius lower than it would be without the agreement.

I repeat, an effect of 0.05 degrees Celsius.

Yet America's withdrawal will destroy that planet-saving difference? Even though America did rather well in reducing CO2 emissions after pulling out of the Kyoto agreement in the Bush 43 administration?

And in America, supporters of the agreement have also been claiming that this withdrawal would be harmful to America's economy by denying America a leading role in green technologies (why that would be I don't know).

But economically, German auto makers are already worried that America's withdrawal from the agreement will benefit America at Germany's expense!

Germany's powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact. ...

"The regrettable announcement by the USA makes it inevitable that Europe must facilitate a cost efficient and economically feasible climate policy to remain internationally competitive," Matthias Wissmann, president of the German auto industry lobby group VDA, said in a statement on Friday.

Shouldn't the Germans be chortling in glee at America's decision to abandon the lead in a glorious advance to Green autos?

Seriously, you people on the left need to stop turning the outrage dial to 11 every damn day over every damned thing. You make it way too easy to ignore you.