Obama undermines Trump with ambitious new climate change plan

by Ben Wolfgang | The Washington Times  |  published on November 18, 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll abandon his predecessor’s global climate change deal, but that didn’t stop the Obama administration this week from rolling out a new, even more ambitious plan to cut U.S. emissions by 80 percent by 2050, undermining the incoming president on the world stage two months before his inauguration.

The latest proposal, which critics on Capitol Hill say is dead on arrival as soon as Mr. Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20, is being sold to the rest of the world as a long-term road map to U.S. greenhouse gas reductions. It comes as Mr. Trump is also under growing pressure from foreign governments and leading U.S. companies not to walk away from President Obama’s climate change vision.

Seeking to reassure the rest of the world, Secretary of State John F. Kerry told a United Nations climate conference in Morocco that U.S. progress against global warming essentially is permanent, all but ignoring the fact that Mr. Trump has made it crystal-clear he plans to scrap the administration’s climate agenda immediately.

As he touted the latest proposal to slash emissions even further, he also suggested to other world leaders that if the U.S. does reverse course and abdicate its leadership on climate change, Mr. Trump alone will be to blame.

“This really is a turning point. It is a cause for optimism, notwithstanding what you see in different countries with respect to politics and change,” Mr. Kerry said in a speech late Wednesday. “In no uncertain terms, the question now is not whether we will transition … to a clean energy economy. That we’ve already begun to do. The question now is whether or not we are going to have the will to get this job done.

  • William R. Sullens

    Obummer has no right to commit the U.S. to this long term goal and his talking traitor Kerry has no right to commit us either. Kerry has been a traitor since the day he came back from the Vietnam War and he has not and will not change. He has only been empowered for the short term while Obummer protects him. They both need to sink into oblivion after 20 January 2017, as neither one will have a place in the history books, except as a footnote of being the worst administration this country has been forced to bear. Good riddance Obama, to you and your intolerant kind. Your actions as president have only awakened the sleeping giant of the silent majority in this country to resist your kind and your anti-American and distrustful thoughts and policies.

  • Daniel Hebert

    Get rid of Kerry – take the money back.

  • Jons_On

    Why is it that the left love to control other people’s lives? Obama just can’t help himself. He (and most other leftists) have this craving to control others. Could it be that they have a defect in their brain? Maybe they have been programmed since birth to think to the left. Which ever it is they are sick twisted people. You don’t see this in the majority of the population. There are supposedly 20% of the population that call themselves leftists. That would mean that one fifth of this country has a brain defect. Look at what Obama’s EPA has done since the election. They have churned out thousands more regulations. Pretty soon there won’t be anything that is not regulated. That is why Hillary didn’t win. People are sick of all this regulating by these left wing nut jobs. We want freedom not some bureaucrat in Washington telling us what kind of light bulbs we use, how much water our toilets use to flush and the list goes on and on. I hope Trump rolls back all this crap the left has shoved down our throats in the last eight years. Of course it goes back before Obama. Bush 2, Clinton, Bush 1, Carter, Nixon and Johnson all added to this over regulation cabal. We are just sick and tired of it.

    • Worried Vet

      Rules for radicals. And just about every one of the liberals elites are followers of soros. George soros has bought and paid for many of them. Hillary wrote a paper in college about that idiot I can’t think of his name. I think it’s Sad those are the people liberals use as mentors. Their liberal policies don’t work and there is decades of proof, their to Arrogant or stupid to see it.

      • Elaine

        Saul Alinsky.

        • Worried Vet

          Thanks so much, I was close I couldn’t spell it is why it didn’t come up on Google lol. I Know everyone who has common sense and morals needs to research him. Every liberal and democrat should check him out and what kind of freak he was. Hillary wrote a paper on him in college and Obama thinks he is the best thing since sliced bread. Most of these very hard left liberals pretty much worship him, like Reid, DWS, Pelosi, Rangle, and even Holder. If you have any doubts why this country is in bad shape and wikileaks has exposed the DNC, liberals, and the media lie, cheat, Ignore, cover up, avoid the truth and won’t have a debate with the facts. They have learned to just shout and call names and interrupt and keep spinning the facts. They use hate and violent ways if you don’t agree with them. They even went as far to put in their platform they could prosecute anyone who don’t agree with global warming. Now folks to me that’s stopping free speech and I don’t like that at all. Let’s keep up the fight and do our best to inform the brainwashed people as best we can. You have to remember they have been taught liberal ways since birth pretty much and exposed to propaganda from the liberal media and school most of their lives. When Trump does a great job he will turn more liberals into republican voters than anyone in history. So keep up the good work, and keep it peaceful, we’re not like these idiots who destroy and loot their own neighborhoods. They wonder why business people move away or won’t even open a new business. Duh it’s not rocket science people, so grow up and go look up the word respect, you might learn something.

          • Elaine

            Worried Vet, you really know your stuff. I don’t know everything about Saul Alinsky, but I do know enough about him to know that his thinking is the worst thing that could happen to America. Just reading his 13 Rules for Radicals is enough to give any patriotic American the heebie jeebies. I will be so glad when President Trump begins to turn around the thinking in this country to positive again, instead of all this negativity. It’s destroying us. For the first time in 8 years, I wake up in the morning without a pit in my stomach. I’m 65, and was not looking forward to living my retirement years under an increasingly oppressive government, and not the America I grew up in. Now, I look forward to each new day and all the positive changes that are going to be taking place in our beloved America! Keep the faith, and keep up the good work!

          • Worried Vet

            Thanks but I read a lot. I love history and hate to see the liberals ignore it, or try to change it in our schools. They have done a great job hiding the fact democrats started the KKK to intimidate voters and to Control blacks, they hid the fact they voted against civil rights since the civil war. They gave in when LBJ was president because he said he would have them voting democrat for 200 years. He said it using the n word. They voted against lynching being a federal crime and the list goes on and on. They are the racist, the republicans have tried to end racism many times. There are racist and bigots no matter what race. Al Sharpton is a racist who hates white people but no one dares say a word. I was raised in the south and never believed in racism, I have had many people work with me and I was in charge. I didn’t care about race or sexuality or anything else, only that they do their jobs. I had someone make a complaint to the EEOC once and they pretty much laughed at the guy who made the complaint. I have mixed grandkids, a black son in law and a great great grandmother who was black. He was barking up the wrong money tree is what they told him. I do know as long as people like Sharpton, Jackson and Duke who promote racism and in most cases they do it to make money, around causing trouble we will always have it. I know I have never seen a president so bent on dividing this country and causing white guilt. Blaming white privilege on the black people’s problems. Well I’m white, a veteran and a senior and I have never seen any such privilege. I’m poor old and sick, I have been homeless and broke more than I care to admit. No one has handed me anything. I started working at 12 because my dad was very sick and being the oldest I thought it was up-to me. I hate to tell them anyone who wants to listen it should be called elite privilege or who you know privilege. I have lost a job because of affirmative action, but I didn’t start crying looking for a safe space or looking for a lawyer to sue. Until these agitators get out and people wake up and no their being used for those elites to gain power and money it will not improve. We have to stop teaching them everyone gets a trophy, and life isn’t always fair. There are winners and peers so grow freaking up snowflakes and get a clue.

          • Elaine

            Amen.

  • lexi61

    its called GEOENGINEERING – CLIMATE ENGINEERING – NOT “global warming’ WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE FIGHTING HIM AND FIGHTING SO HARD TO KEEP THIS SYSTEM OF WEATHER MANIPULATION A SECRET . they want to keep DESTROYING THE PLANET & the ENTIRE WATER & FOOD SUPPLY . please hang links on all trumps pages – we must WAKE HIM UP TO CLIMATE ENGINEERING – WEATHER WARS & CHEMTRAILS – Exposing and halting the global climate engineering/weather warfare/biological warfare assault must be our greatest priority if we are to have any chance of salvaging what is yet left of Earth’s life support systems http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/is-global-warming-an-inconvenient-lie/

  • justinwachin

    None of the Obama climate agreements were ratified by Congress. They are null and void.

  • Walter Flatt

    NOTHING OBAMAL HAS DONE, OR SIGNED IN THE LAST 8 YRS IS LEGAL. A LAW WAS PASSED IN 1952 BANNING ALL MUSLIMS, SO, SINCE OBAMA SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM, THIS MAKE HIM ILLEGAL.

  • Danang

    Hey you idiot left progressives, your CLIMATE CHANGE is history!!! Whatever name change you want to give it!!!!

    IT IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL! You left wing fools can fool your brainwashed idiots just remember it is DOA!

  • MyRoseHasTHORNS

    UN deal-If the data set keeps changing and everything is only peer reviewed -this is garbage not science…this is political extortion not real science.
    Show your work, allow others to redo the experiment and get the same answers or it all needs to be flushed!

    • Worried Vet

      That’s why their platform includes being able to prosecute those who don’t agree with them. They was going to pass laws to stop free speech if Hillary won, now their desperate. These two faced freaking idiots love to say do as I say and not as I do while flying all over in those carbon causing airplanes. Obama wants to cut emissions by 80% don’t people know humans cause a huge percent of Co2, so to cut it that much will he have to kill off three fourths of our population? I pray these idiots keep doing these stupid things and if they do they are signing their death warrant, praise God when that happens. We will not keep being forced to believe in all your PC crap. This is the USA not Nazi Germany morons. We will fight back one way or the other, you need to stop reading rules for radicals and ship soros back to Germany where he belongs. Sieze his money and get him out of our great country and put all the atheist leaders on the same plane with him. All the actors and singers and stars, bye bye now. You lost like Obama told us so suck it up butter cup and if you don’t like it then move, maybe to Iran and see how that goes.

      • Elaine

        The whole “Climate Change” agenda is to depopulate the world. (I just can’t make myself say “planet”.) How many libturds have you heard say, at one time or another, that the Earth would have been so much better off were it not for human beings, who are “destroying” it? (We couldn’t destroy this Earth if we tried. Seriously.)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHGSBZ7Y8s0

        • Worried Vet

          You see you have common sense. Do these brainwashed climate change idiots think they will be saved? When they decide to cull the population. They say the number needed is 500;000 people left to stop global warming. It sure as hell won’t be us, it will be the elites And their slaves to wait on them, with a few workers to keep the elites in the life style their used to. My point is theses blind ass kids believe anything and of the nwo gets their way these kids don’t count no more than a bug. I’m old so I don’t worry to much about me, but my grandkids having a decent world to live in does worry me. When our POTUS incites riots and racial divisions, to further his agenda I worry. To me Obama, Hilary, Nancy ,Harry ,al, Jesse, and about a thousand others are disgusting old pigs and need to retire, move to another country or die since most of them are over 70 and most close to 80. There is no freaking way all of them have minds that still work right. I’m sure most of these old farts can’t remember what they had for dinner last night, let alone make laws that affect all of us

          • Elaine

            You hit the nail on the head in everything you said. Every hair on my skin stands on end when I hear Al Gore pontificating about Global Warming or Climate Change or whatever the hell they call it now … while he plunks down $30,000 a year for his utility bills. I can’t take much more of this hypocrisy. I have all the faith in the world and in God that President Trump will begin to put an end to this kind of garbage, and we can return to normalcy. I don’t want to croak knowing my grandsons are going to grow up in a world where they are mere pawns in a giant game.

          • Worried Vet

            What scares me will they grow up, these idiots really seem to think humans cause Co2 emissions, so the only way to fix it is to lower the population and you and I both know it won’t be the elites. It will be us through war or some type of pandemic like in 1918. I feel like war will be their way since they seem hell bent on this NWO crap and Sharia law. People really should start researching how much Sharia law is already here, how many Muslim’s are here and in power, they would be scared. They want to protest and act like spoiled brats,when maybe their playing right into their hands. I have no doubt when teachers are allowed to teach Sharia and about Islam and not Christians in school something is very wrong. When Christian items like the cross, Bible , the ten commandments, pictures of Christ, to have to say holiday instead of Christmas, our culture is being changed right in front of us, using propaganda and the bully pulpit. What ticks me off, is we hear very little from our so called churches. It’s so sad when they worry more about the bottom line than morals and God’s word. Well now we voted for change and the fight is far from over, we shouldn’t have won period, it was God stepping in and I truly believe that. Trump won because people tired of being told what to do and these idiots being so arrogant thinking they know better than we do how to live our lives, how to spend our money, and how to raise our kids. They made the mistake of assuming that people who are democrats don’t hold onto their guns and bibles. I hope they keep making that mistake and we will get rid of them forever.

          • Elaine

            There’s no doubt in my mind that God intervened in this election. People all over the country were praying like never before. God answered our prayers.

          • Worried Vet

            Amen. I hope we all keep praying for Trump and his team, and pray Obama and his team fades off into the sunset never to be heard from again, or the new attorney general finds the truth about the emails and Obama and his corruption. Sure would do my heart good to see the who bunch doing the perp walk even though fox would be the only one to cover it. I would love to see. CNN and the new York Times file for bankruptcy. I would do an Irish jig.

          • Elaine

            I would be right by your side, dancing with you! Just imagining Hillary, Obama and company in handcuffs being paraded down a very long set of steps in front of the courthouse, reporters waving microphones, cameras rolling …. ahh, just the thought of it makes me grin like the cheshire cat. Millions of us are praying every day for the safety of President Trump and VP Pence. God will watch over them. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23cf0ea84cd3b19cb3a8c23331df3994c98ebe4d51cd83608c0bbc1e2c8ed187.jpg

          • Worried Vet

            It would be right up there with watching 3 of my children being born and 9 of my 11 grandkids being born. Nothing would beat that feeling but it would be damn close.

          • stgabrn

            Worried Vet, gee whiz guy, don’t be giving all of us old people the brush off. There are some of us are vets, and we still have a pretty good head on our shoulders, and do remember what we had for dinner last night. Still fighting for right and are behind the right side and voted for the ones who are trying to save this wonderful country we have. No NWO idiots need to try to defeat us. I may be a really old woman vet, but, bet I can still kick the crap out of these soft young things that think they are liberal brains. Bunch of sissies. Crying like babies because they didn’t get the old witch elected. Thank God there are some old gals that are still fighters around. Like your way of thinking. Old Korean USAF,82 yrs, young, Trump backer, Conservative, Republican.

          • Worried Vet

            I haven’t give up on old vets, I depend on them to have common sense. I also depend o. Them to try to teach common sense to young people. Thank you for your service. I was blessed during Vietnam having a top secret clearance, they didn’t put me in harms way for most of my tour. I heard or read more bad things than I seen.

  • Tiger

    Won’t happen. He wants to continue to preside and would have with Hillary but this is a new ballgame and he had more than 3 strikes and he and all his ilk is out. They have shown their true colors with all their leaders meeting with Soros and now thinking of making the Muslim Brotherhood Keith Ellison head of the DNC. They just have a suicide wish.

  • mort_f

    This lame duck plan should be marked DOA, Dead On Arrival.

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