Monday, June 5, 2017
The Rainbow is a PROMISE FROM GOD!
Weekly Opinion Editorial
TRUMP PUT AMERICA FIRST!
by Steve Fair
President Trump pulled the United States out of the ‘Paris Climate Agreement’ last week. The agreement was signed in December 2015 by representatives from 196 nations. It required countries to adopt green energy policies and cut back on carbon emissions to help limit the rise of global temperatures. The agreement’s primary mission was to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial revolution levels.
The agreement, signed under President Obama, had the US agreeing to reduce carbon emissions by 30% over the next decade. To comply, the US government would have to add more regulations to industry (oil, gas, coal, steel). According to a study by the National Economic Research Associates, the Paris treaty would have cost the US 2.7 million jobs over the next decade. The Paris agreement’s focus was to push the global population to stop using fossil fuels and move to renewable energy (bio-fuel, solar, wind). But the economic reality is none of the alternative fuels have reached a point where they are financially viable.
Current 40% of the nation’s corn crop is going into our gas tanks in the form of ethanol, but the alcohol/gasoline is supplying only 5% of the nation’s transportation. Meanwhile, consumers are paying substantially higher prices for every food product that uses corn sweetener. Wind and solar energy have been subsidized with $100 billion dollars of US taxpayer dollars in the past ten years, yet combined they supply about ½ of 1% of the nation’s energy.
President Trump pointed out the Paris agreement requires America to stop using coal fired plants, but China and India could keep stoking up their coal plants. "The agreement doesn't eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States and ships them to foreign countries," President Trump said. The US had to reduce our carbon footprint disproportionate to other signers of the agreement. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said, “We have nothing to be apologetic about as a country with respect to what we’ve done to reduce our Co2 footprint.”
Will man by his irresponsible use of fossil fuel destroy the earth? The Creator of the earth says no. In Genesis 8:22, God says so long as the earth is around, summer, winter, day, night, seedtime and harvest will not cease (Genesis 8:22). I’ll take His word over Al Gore’s any day.
Ivar Giaever is a Norwegian- American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973. Giaever. 88, is a self-described atheist. He has been an outspoken critic of global warming. "It is amazing how stable temperature has been over the last 150 years,” Giaever says. “Global warming has become a new religion.” Trump’s pulling America out of a poorly negotiated treaty should be praised and applauded. He really did put America first.
Pastor John MacArthur has a GREAT YouTube video on the Biblical view of Global Warming. You can access it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXnwB97fBj8