So Much for America’s Leadership Role

Assigned Reading: India Refuses to bend to US Pressure on Carbon Caps
(FROM: Bloomberg)

One of the reasons Obama gave in defending cap-and-trade was that if America got out in front of the world in reducing carbon emissions that other nations would follow our moral leadership. “Other nations” meant Russia, India, and China. On a recent visit to India Hillary Clinton got to hear exactly how successful that approach has been so far:

India won’t bend to demands from the Obama administration or threats from the U.S. Congress to adopt legally binding caps on its carbon emission.

That’s pretty straight-forward right there, but the optimistic American may say that the US hasn’t even passed cap-and-trade yet. It still has to get through the Senate (which is doubtful) before it becomes law. Surely then the Indians will listen, right? Not likely. Just look at their rationale:

“There is simply no case for the pressure” the U.S. is exerting, considering India produces among the lowest per capita emissions in the world, Minister Jairam Ramesh told Clinton.

Measuring carbon emissions on a per-capita basis, given that India is the second most-populous nation in the world, is a joke. Rated that way, they are ranked #133 in the world (Wikipedia). In actuality, they are the #5 ranked country for total carbon emissions (NationMaster.com). The only reason to talk about per-capita carbon emissions is if you have zero interest in carbon emissions.

Keep in mind India is the friendliest of the 3 big nations that the US needs to convert to our Global Warming Religion. If we choose to go down the path of limiting our own emissions we are going to do nothing but cripple our own economic recovery and sabotage our competitiveness on the global stage.

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  1. Robert Wallace says:

    We're not alone! We have like 1/2 the EU to keep us company!

    Doesn't that make you feel better?

  2. Rix says:

    I wanna see Chinese and Russian responses to the same request. Putin will unlikely even bother to wrap his opinion in politically correct verbal garbage. Nah, we are all alone in this stupidity.

  3. Chuck in San Diego says:

    For those more inclined to action versus observation:

    https://accdf.com/

    "Active, The American Constitution and Capitalism Defense Front, is a permanent and enduring organization of American citizens dedicated to maintaining the foundational principles of the United States of America, as initiated by its Declaration of Independence and realized by its Constitution and economic system of free-market capitalism.

    These founding documents and this economic system define the United States, and as such, there is no United States without them."

  4. Gail B says:

    It would help the pill go down if global warming weren't an overt lie!

    We had the coldest day on record for the day in history yesterday. Get that? Record LOW!

    It's all about the MONEY and CONTROL!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Viva India! Strikin' a blow for common sense. Somebody needs to.

    JV

  6. THEY BE SMART THERE says:

    I'd move to India but there is no room left.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Robert, thanks for the great articles, they are appreciated.

    Just read a very good article on Global Warming. It not only gives a ton of background, but shows that all the government $$$ pouring into it, are only looking at the parts that pertain to their views and ignoring everything else.

    The scientist with an opposing view are for the most part working on their own, for no pay, and much of their work is not being presented to the public.

    This is another Lib invention where the insiders, the very rich, brokers and large institutions will make billions from the scheme,
    while we are being fleeced.

    http://joannenova.com.au/

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