In this political season much attention is being given to the “climate change” issue and especially comments by the presidential candidates. Mr. Donald Trump offered the following regarding the Paris climate “deal”:
“I will be looking at that very, very seriously and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum. And at a maximum I may do something else,” (cited here)
Kudos to Mr. Trump. Of course, not everyone is very happy about his view on global warming. One commentator argues that Mr. Trump cannot “derail” the Paris climate deal (here).
From what I have seen already Mr. Trump is simply stating the obvious. The Paris climate “deal” will derail itself. Unintended consequences will soon emerge and every country involved will be looking very seriously at renegotiating or changing it to avoid causing greater harm. Or perhaps it will just be ignored.
Treaties and agreements do not change basic physics and chemistry and the scientific regularities we can observe.