With Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord--called a treaty everywhere else--I expected to see the gnashing of teeth and the rending of clothing here on WB. But, alas, I am disappointed. The collective heads of the world leaders have exploded. It is the day, according to them, that Trump said to the world, "Drop dead."
Let's face it; the Paris Accord is symbolic. It has no teeth. Nothing happens beyond the transfer of wealth from richer nations to poorer nations. For some unfathomable reason, even nature discriminates against people of color, leaving them the victims of climate change.
Once again, Trump did what he said he would do. Why is anyone surprised? I agree with the withdrawal from the accord, but I would have done it differently. King O got us into it by rebranding the treaty as an accord. He didn't need approval from Congress. I would have called it what it is, a treaty, and would have thrown it into the lap of Congress, withdrawing until Congress approved it. The blundering Republicans wouldn't have known what to do with it. It would have been much like the legislation Congress passed to repeal ObamaCare under O. Now that they have a president to sign it, they have lost their conviction. It would probably allow the treaty because they wouldn't want to lose face before the Europeans, preferring to appease them rather than the fulfill the promise to the Americans who voted for Trump.
The gnashing and teeth and rending of clothing will surely come here. Perhaps they are too afraid at the moment to emerge from their safe places. Or maybe they are too busy organizing violent protest or worse.
Alas, the master of subsidies and leader of the green world, Elon Musk, has resigned from the president's councils. We are doomed.