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Forget Paris and crunch the numbers

Regarding the global-warming hoax and President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, few people are discussing the cost-benefit ratio for the accord, and the abysmal record of the 102 global-warming super computers used to predict future temperatures.

Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg estimates the annual cost of implementation to worldwide gross domestic product is approximately $1.5 trillion. That amounts to a total cost of $124.5 trillion over 83 years. The benefits derived from that massive capital expenditure must be great, right? Apparently, spending $124.5 trillion only buys you 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit of cooler temps by the year 2100. In other words, assuming a static cost-benefit relationship, purchasing a full degree Fahrenheit of cooling would cost $373.5 trillion, which is more than 20 times our annual GDP.

Lomborg also showed that the withdraw of the U.S. from the accord will “cost” 0.0864 degrees Fahrenheit in increased temps by 2100. Please try to turn your thermostat up or down tonight by 0.0864 degrees Fahrenheit, and report back.

There are two other specious assumptions; the first is that all of the other 194 signatories to the nonbinding, non-treaty perform as they promised to, and that the computer models are magically somehow all of a sudden accurate. In his book “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” Alex Epstein shows that on average, those 102 computer models have over-estimated planetary warming by more than 600 percent.

Google “sulphate aerosols global cooling” if you are one of those few neo-liberals who are willing to challenge your world views. You will find that a “fix” for global warming costs approximately $5 billion per degree, per year. Which is 1.67 percent the cost of the ridiculous accord, and would actually accomplish something. Then ask yourself why Democrats are so intent on raising your taxes and controlling your energy allocations.

Russ Andrews

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