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June 3, 2017

The Paris Accords hysteria

Filed under: Uncategorized — clarelspark @ 3:50 pm

Oil refinery as The End

Several things come to mind with the hysterical flak over Paris Accords.

1. Climate always changes, Few would dispute that. The question is, whether or not industrialism and urbanization are causing massive destruction of the environment. Are we back in Country versus the City territory?

2. President Trump states that he is willing to negotiate a better deal than the toothless UN-Paris agreement offered. Is he sincere or not?

3. The motivation from the so-called Left is murky: I maintain that the Greens come out of the counter-cultural and anti-imperialist New Left, and that Leftists hold that imperialists caused underdevelopment in the Third World, hence reparations are in order, i.e., China and India (both taken to be victims of Western imperialism by many hard Leftists) are, unlike the USA, not expected to immediately reduce carbon emissions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Agreement. For a detailed pushback on the Paris Accords by a conservative economist see https://www.aei.org/publication/the-absurdity-that-is-the-paris-climate-agreement/.

But the counter-culture/New Left idealization of “Nature” (primitivism) may be the most convincing reason for the threatened counter-culture/social democracy to trash Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accords. (https://clarespark.com/2013/04/16/blogs-on-anarchismpunkprimitivism/ and https://clarespark.com/2016/06/30/disconnectedness/.) See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underdevelopment for postwar social democratic globalist remedies. For one guide to (hard) Leftist theory see https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/depend.htm.


1 Comment »

  1. Climate change is just another machination like Obamacare–a scam to redistribute American taxpayer wealth.

    Comment by Right Thinking — June 4, 2017 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

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