Secretary Tillerson won’t meet with U.N. climate chief ‚Äì & it’s driving enviros crazy!

With barely a month as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is coming under fire for not having met with the UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa.

Espinosa sent a request to Tillerson for a face-to-face meeting but the newly minted secretary has been traversing the globe and meeting with other diplomats.

That’s not sitting well with worried environmentalists and the impecunious United Nations.

Espinosa made her comments after a meeting this week in Chicago where she discussed making businesses less carbon intensive.

She told reporters she’s not surprised given it was the beginnings of a new administration. She also recognized the importance of having the U.S. as a partner; before leaving office, President Obama sent the U.N. climate green fund $1 billion.

‘Seat at the table’

Tillerson has been a proponent of a carbon tax and said at his confirmation hearings the United States should have a “seat at the table” when asked about the Paris Climate Accord.

Espinosa admitted the U.S. was an important ally and she looked forward to meeting with the administration once everything has settled down.

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    Edmonton Al

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    Somebody should get Tillerson straightened out.
    A carbon tax is regressive. That is not what Trump is all about.
    Make America Great Again will not be successful if there is a carbon tax.
    Trump want to LOWER taxes not RAISE them.
    What is wrong with that man???

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      goldminor

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      I agree. Tillerson is worrisome being that he thinks it acceptable to impose a carbon tax. Trump’s duaghter is also another one to worry about. I wonder if her husband has invested heavily in green projects, and that is why Ivanka has voiced support for the Paris climate treaty. Then again, if Trump sends the Paris climate treaty to the Senate as he should do, then that should be the end of that.

      There has been a lot of money invested into green interests. Some investors stand to lose big money, if Trump does the right thing and puts a stake through the heart of the AGW story. Al Gore for example, how much of his wealth did he put into green investments thinking that the fix was in, and there was no way to lose. Or Steyer, Soros, etc, etc. Musk has to be quaking in his boots, if he wears boots. Probably not.

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    Amber

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    The American people are owed a $Billion refund from the UN for the money essentially stolen with no approval of Congress . If they don’t pay it back with interest within 10 days then all future UN payments should be suspended and the criminals who facilitated this robbery are in jail .
    What would a $$Billion do for USA infrastructure , how many schools could be built ?
    President Trump promised to stop the USA being ripped off by outsiders but this was an inside job . Reverse it and tell the power seekers in the UN to take a hike .

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    Sonnyhill

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    Taxation is not Tillerson’s responsibility.

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    G

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    Tillerson, like many other CEOs has long been extorted by the corrupt Climate Change Syndicate. You tell them what they want to hear so that, “Something bad doesn’t happen to your business”…

    Perhaps the shoe is now on the other foot and Rex can use it to kick them where it counts. Maybe wishful thinking, but why not?

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    Sonnyhill

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    President Trump. President Trump. Sounds so nice so I said it twice. He’s a business man. He knows who voted for him. Unlike 98% of politicians, he won’t treat them like suckers. He wants Ronald Reagan’s crown. No one voted for Tillerson or Ivanka. Nice retirement gig for Rex. Ivanka seems to just want to get along with everyone and not lose her New York friends. It’s what’s left of the Democrats you need to worry about.

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    Amber

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    Tillerson has bigger issues than meeting UN pan handlers .

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    Sonnyhill

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    Nikki Haley got the UN job.

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