Solving the Mystery of How Donald Trump Got to be so Amazing on Climate Change…

On my Delingpole podcast this week we solve one of the great political mysteries of our time: how did President Donald Trump get to be so totally darned amazing on the environment, energy and ‘climate change’?

My guest Chris Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute is pretty sure he has the answer.

(Few people know more about the climate scam than Horner. He witnessed the green blob’s slimy machinations at first hand during his brief tenure as a lawyer at Enron where he was shocked to see activists from green pressure groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists round a table with oil industry representatives from BP etc, all conspiring on the Baptists and Bootleggers principle to perpetuate and exploit the great Global Warming Swindle. This was in the days of the Clinton/Gore White House: the Green Blob has been feeding on the US taxpayer for a very long time.)

So Horner – who sat on the Trump EPA transition team – has the perfect insider perspective to explain what’s going on in the White House.

Horner understands the magnitude of Trump’s achievement so far. Even Trump announcing his plan to pull out of the UN Paris climate agreement required immense determination and moral courage. After all his decision wasn’t only resisted by the usual Democrat suspects and green lobbyists: it also came up against stiff opposition from key members of the Administration, among them, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Economics Advisor Gary Cohn.

In fact, argues Horner, probably nowhere in DC is the swamp more heavily defended by the liberal politico-media establishment than the EPA and the climate change industry.

“There is no organized lobby against it. There is so much money being poured into it. Remember the smear effort on Myron Ebell, who ran the Trump EPA transition team, which is how I became involved? Well, why did the New York Times and the Washington Post run coincident pieces smearing Myron and then the entire herd followed? This is the EPA. It’s this backwater fiat created by Nixon some time ago but has now consumed our economy. ‘Why do you rob banks, Willy?’ ‘It’s where the money is.’ Why do you go smearing Myron Ebell, the guy running the EPA transition team? Why protest with light shows projected onto the EPA building? These were an obvious product of editorial board and PR campaign meetings – all dedicated to going after the guy running the EPA transition. Because this is where the money is. This wasn’t the Department of Defense. Or the sprawling Agriculture Department. Or the Health and Human Services with Obamacare. It was targeted on one guy because this was their means of discrediting the Trump energy/environment agenda which is where the wealth transfer is….”

No other GOP presidential candidate – not Rubio, not Cruz – would have delivered on climate change in the same way as Trump has. They would, quite simply, have been overwhelmed by the swamp. So how come Trump has proved so exceptional in tackling the Green Blob? It’s not like he’ll have read lots of books on the subject because his attention span just doesn’t allow for it. No, according to Horner it’s much simpler than that. It’s because Trump does not think like a politician. Rather, Trump made his decision using much the same gut feeling he uses on his business deals – which he wasn’t sidetracked by any of the “green jobs” “save the world” crap which other politicians find so seductive…

“Here’s what I firmly believe. I’m convinced that the penny dropped for others, as it did me when Donald Trump gave his editorial board interview to the Washington Post. It’s often mocked – where he said: “I’m not a big believer in global warming. Not a big believer.” And then he continued in a very important way. And if you follow the way Donald Trump speaks it’s perfectly clear what he’s saying. He said, “You know, a lot of people are making a lot of money off of this.”

“He was not saying this as a politician says it.  (‘And if we use spoons not shovels we can create even more jobs...’ That sort of playground thinking is very common among politicians.) And whatever anybody thinks about Donald Trump you can be confident of this. At 21, at Le Cirque, somewhere at some point, somebody who is making a killing off the rents of the global warming industry laughed it up a little too loudly or once too many times around Donald Trump. Because what he said to the Washington Post was “You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. Goldmans is making a killing out of this.” That’s what I heard him say. Politicians normally fall for this. But not Donald. Instead – what I heard him say “They’re making a lot of money out of this”  – he said: “You’re propping up, sometimes even standing up industries, to transfer taxpayer money to them. And he didn’t go into Energy Poverty or the Economic Drag or the inefficiency or the opportunity cost or the 2.2 jobs. He just said: “You’re robbing Peter to pay Paul. A lot of people are making a lot of money off this.” And to me, he was saying “This is something of a scam.” You can take his Chinese hoax comments, you can take hoax in any context but the fact is the way they’re playing out the global warming industry there are many scams involved and I think he was aware of this. I do think at one point somebody laughed a little too loudly…”

This is why those of us who love Donald Trump love Donald Trump. Because he’s not a politician. His critics use his inexperience against him. No, it’s the fact that he hasn’t been infected by the values of the DC swamp that make him impervious to its evil influence.

A politician would have been sidetracked by all the talk of “green jobs” or “saving the planet.” But Trump made his decision using much the same gut feeling he uses on his business deals. “Something about this climate change business stinks,” he likely said to himself, at some stage.

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    G

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    It may be wishful thinking but I also think Trump may be playing the eco-left with their own tactics. He keeps stringing them along with little whispers that maybe he will acquiesce to their demands and the left winks, nods, and wags its tail. Meanwhile, he pulls the phony climate change rug out from under their feet at every turn.

    Keep whispering those sweet little nothings in their ears Mr. President!

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      Sonnyhill

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      He’s keeping them close.
      If HRC won the election, I think that would have been the tipping point for life as we like it. Congratulations to the voters who knew that the EPA didn’t care about their prosperity. The regulations were like walls closing in, making their world smaller. They pushed back.

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        rakooi

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        Kindly stop CALLING TRUMP a NON-politician…he has immersed himself in politics for decades.
        ..running ads,
        giving endorsements and
        gutting political opponents.

        Why do we have an EPA, anyway?

        Now that we have a lobotomized Senate & House, and a tottering old demented Don in the White House,
        we can all BREATH more deeply because past Congresses with brains thought about what they were doing…..
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        Why do we have an EPA, anyway?
        1. Air
        Before the government began to rein in pollution from smokestacks and tailpipe, dense, dark and even choking smog was a frequent occurrence in American cities and towns.
        .
        In 1948,
        spectators at a football game in Donora, Pennsylvania couldn’t see the players or the ball because of smog from a nearby coal-fired zinc smelter; 20 people died.
        .
        In Los Angeles in the 1960s, smog often hid the mountains.
        .
        The Clean Air Act of 1970 gave EPA the authority to regulate harmful air pollutants.
        .
        One of the most dramatic success stories was lead, which was widely used in paint but also in gasoline to improve engine performance.
        .
        EPA estimated that more than 5,000 Americans were dying every year from heart disease linked to lead poisoning; many children were growing up with diminished IQ.
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        ** By 1974, the EPA began a phase out of lead from gasoline. The gradual effort took until 1995 to completely end the practice, but the result has been a measurable 75 percent drop in blood lead levels in the public.
        .
        Thanks to Clean Air Act rules,
        the levels of many other toxic substances in our air, such as mercury, benzene, and arsenic, have also dropped substantially.
        .
        A major update to the law in 1990 allowed EPA to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants, the main cause of acid rain. Life has begun to come back in acidified lakes in the Adirondacks.

        Complying with EPA’s air pollution rules has been costly
        —they’re the biggest burden the agency imposes on the economy.

        But the federal Office of Management and Budget, analyzing data collected from 2004 to 2014, estimates that the health and other benefits of the rules exceeded the costs
        **
        The Cuyahoga River
        was once one of the most polluted rivers in the United States as represented by the multitude of times it has caught fire, a recorded number of thirteen starting in 1868.
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        The most potent blaze occurred in 1952 which caused over $1.3 million in damages however,
        the most fatal fire happened in 1912 with a documented five deaths. The 1969 fire, which did not incur maximum damages or fatally wound any citizen, was the most covered incident occuring on the river.
        This was in part because of the developing precedence that sanitation held over industrial actions; the United States was becoming more eco-aware.
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        Also, due to the shift from industry to technology, waste dumping to recycling Time Magazine produced an article about the incident. This brought mass amount of attention to the Cleveland area
        and added pressure for hygienic regulation.

        Inspired by the 1969 river fire,
        Congress was determined to resolve the issue of land pollution, not just in Cleveland, but throughout the United States.
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        The legislature passed the National Environment Protection Act (NEPA) which was signed into law on January 1, 1970. This act helped establish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which would be given the duties to manage environmental risks and regulate various sanitary-specific policies.
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        One of the first legislations that the EPA put-forth was the Clean Water Act (1972), which mandated that all rivers throughout the United States be hygienic enough to safely allow mass amounts of swimmers and fish within the water by 1983. Since the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District has invested over $3.5 billion towards the purification of the river and the development of new sewer systems. There is a projection that over the next thirty years the city of Cleveland will further endow over $5 billion to the upkeep of the wastewater system.

        The river is now home to about sixty different species of fish, there has not been another river fire since 1969, and yearly new waste management programs develop to ensure the sanitation of Cleveland’s waterways….”

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          amirlach

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          Kindly stop spamming the threads with your walls of refuted crapaganda. No one reads or cares about it.

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            G

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            DREW SPAMKOOI…

            We found your next screen name! Isn’t it about time to switch again?

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          Gator

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          By RAKOOI’s logic, we should never lock up pedophile priests, because they did so much good before they went bad.

          Doomers are just plain fools, lead around by the nose, and they like it that way.

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            Steve

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            I fear rakoon is way past his bed time for a school night…..you know how fractious the little ones get when they havent had enough sleep….

            I am convinced the leftist mind set is a psuedo reality and not connected with reality, and I guess when they run out of things to protest about, they create some new “war” to keep themselves amused….better to keep the kiddies busy….keeps them out of trouble,,,,

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          Interested

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          Mostly true, I suspect (although I haven’t checked it).
          The EPA has a long history of good results and I remember reading somewhere how proud one of its founding workers was at the list of its accomplishments.
          But even he had grown ashamed of what it has become in recent years, with the demonising of carbon dioxide under the guise of the deliberately-deceptive term, ‘carbon pollution’.

          Those of us who’ve examined the actual data are fully aware that CO2 is a ‘greenhouse gas’, which, all things being equal, will help keep Earth warm. But each additional CO2 molecule added to the air has less effect than the one before it. i.e. It’s not a linear relationship.
          Doubling our current concentration of CO2 – from 400 to 800 parts per million (ppm) – would thus have little warming effect, and take a long time to bring about in any case.
          And the Global Warming alarmists’ claim that the CO2 warming is amplified by an increase in atmospheric water vapour remains unproven. On the contrary, the formation of more clouds from that water vapour – a factor completely absent from the IPCC’s computer-generated climate models – is believed to result in atmospheric cooling.

          The EPA’s declaration that CO2 is a pollutant is completely unfounded in science. It’s a political decision.
          The once-proud EPA has become a puppet of a certain side of government and infiltrated by personnel committed to that side.
          So its dismantling and re-organisation has become essential to restore its scientific credibility.

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        Sonnyhill

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        The EPA should have stayed in maintenance mode. They’d done a good job identifying and abating pollution. They went to far when they targeted CO2 . Now THEY are the toxic enemy and need to be cleaned up.

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    Amber

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    It is getting tiring scrolling past the new verbal diarrhea puke machine . Guess that’s the point though isn’t it Ragass .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Just imagine the Gold King Mine disaster had happened under trump the media vultures would be circling and the media sharks would have a feeding freinzie like they did over Chaney’s hunting accident

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