Merkel Has a New Climate Redistribution Scheme for the U.S. to Join

Merkel Has a New Climate Redistribution Scheme for the U.S. to Join

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There she goes again!

Angela Merkel publicly summarized her G-20 climate change meeting this week. During the speech, she re-committed the member nations to the Paris Agreement. The German Chancellor also unveiled a new Hamburg climate plan. It’s a new opportunity for the U.S. to join, but we are guessing the President won’t be tempted.

Merkel bemoaned the fact that the biggest donors to the redistributionist scheme have backed out of the Paris Agreement.

“One crucial issue was climate and energy and what came out of this meeting was what I had already said at the beginning of this meeting. Wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, disagreement has to be made clear.”

“You are familiar with the American position. You know that, unfortunately, and I deplore this, the United States of America left the climate agreement, or rather, said, announced their intention of doing this. So what becomes clear in this declaration is the dissenting view of the United States.”

Why do they need the U.S. so desperately? Let them move on without us as they’ve pledged to do[…]

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Sorry for the incovenience. We’re working on it so… UPDATE — We’re back!

Every now and then I find myself tinkering