MacIver Institute Celebrates President Trump’s Decision to Ditch Paris Climate Deal

June 2, 2017

[Madison, Wis…] President Trump announced Thursday that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords, a decision applauded and celebrated by the MacIver Institute.

In reaction to the President’s decision to pull the plug on Paris, MacIver Institute President Brett Healy issued the following statement:

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accords is welcome news. His decision corrects one of the Obama administration’s many terrible actions that endangered our economy, bypassed Congress, and ignored the will of the American people.

Obama’s Costly Power Plan, an attempt to carry out the promises made in Paris, would have devastating economic consequences. In Wisconsin alone, the plan would cost nearly 21,000 jobs and result in a $1.82 billion drop in our disposable income over the next 15 years, according to a 2015 study by the MacIver Institute and Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University.

“Obama’s draconian CO2 reduction agenda couldn’t even pass Congress when both chambers were controlled by Democrats. That’s why he completely bypassed the U.S. Senate to ensnare the American people in the agreement. Worse, to implement his job-killing ‘Costly Power Plan’ agenda, Obama turned to unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.

“Climate alarmists will no doubt continue to make doom-and-gloom predictions about the imminent end of the world as a result of President Trump’s decision – just as they’ve been doing for 47 years.

“The real inconvenient truth for the climate alarmists is that the world will be fine. Even if the U.S. immediately stopped all CO2 emissions and returned to living in mud huts, global temperatures would only decrease by 0.15 degrees Celsius.

“President Trump’s message of restoring American prosperity and stopping job-killing policies won in November. Today’s decision is a big step toward fulfilling that promise,” Healy concluded.