From Paris to the Caribbean with environmental love

So this morning, a bunch of Americans are bitching and moaning about the United States exiting a non-binding agreement between 195 countries where proposed actions could easily be taken individually and outside of any agreement. When you have Goldman Sachs bitching about how terrible it is to leave this agreement, red flags should go up and the search light turned on to find the money trail.

This agreement calls for the developed world to generate $100 billion in financing that will supposedly flow to developing countries, supporting their anti-climate change activities. For the Caribbean (and I do not apologize for my focus on the area), this may mean some money going toward ensuring against floods and coral reef erosion or, heaven forbid, money going to the yahoos that own those frickin’ Sandels hotels. Someone wants to administer that $100 billion per year slush fund and more than likely Goldman Sachs wants that action.

Developing countries in the Caribbean didn’t start this mess and we shouldn’t have to pay a red cent toward fixing it. A simpler approach would be to send non-polluting lesser developed nations a check and let the developed nations legislate within their borders the punishment pollution causers should face.

So for the next four to six days, pundits from the left and the right will be earning their paychecks verbally farting their own methane about Cheetos Man’s withdrawal from an agreement that will have nary an impact on the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s rewrite of Earth’s environmental code.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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