There’s nothing like the smell of carbon emissions coming from Europe. Wafting over the big blue. Along with Europe’s bitterness toward the U.S. for leaving the Paris Climate Agreement (see HELL YES! Trump Pulls USA Out of Paris Climate Agreement. Liberals MELT DOWN!). While the U.S. left the Paris blood pact, Europeans are sneakily burning more coal than ever.
In 2017, Europe imported a record amount of coal from the U.S. while the U.S. decreased its coal usage:
Indeed, the U.S. consumed 719 million short tons of coal last year, a drop of 12 million from 2016.
Total exports in 2017, however, shot up to 95 million short tons, a 58 percent increase over the previous year. About 31 million short tons of that went to Asia, nearly double the amount from 2016.
Total exports to Europe reached 40 million short tons — 13 million more than in 2016.
That’s right folks, Europe willingly contributes to “climate change” despite its lip service to clean energy. Wind energy chaps the lips. All while France, Germany, and Italy told the U.S. it was never allowed back to the Paris Climate Agreement Summit.
Through September 2017, France imported 1.5 million short tons of American coal — double the amount in 2016.
Through September, Germany imported 3.4 million short tons, compared with 2.5 million in 2016. Italy brought in 2.2 million tons of U.S. coal during the same period; in 2016, it imported just 1.3 million.
All France’s big virtue signaling on emissions capping came to total coal ash.
It aimed to cap carbon emissions at 447 million tons, but its actual pollution was 3.6 percent higher.
All that talk about reducing emissions by a fraction was just divided by another fraction. The eliminated emissions over a decade is an inconceivably small figure. I don’t know if there are enough zeros to put behind that decimal.
This is proof Europe is all about politics. Leaders pretend to care about the “environment,” while they fly private jets for leisure trips. Crap in rivers while camping. Do that rich people horse racing thing. Methane. Getting together once a year in France is merely a chance for Europeans to compliment one another on their failing socialist healthcare. All talk, no solar panels.
While America is mining more coal to sell to Europe, it’s burning far less. Cutting emissions. Funny how that works. We don’t have to join a club to be the coalest country around. I’ll let myself out.
Understanding the Paris Climate Agreement is as complex as the chemicals in Pelosi’s face. Here’s an explanation: