When it comes to the theory of climate change, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been very vocal lately, even taking on Bill Nye by questioning his credentials after the "TV scientist" supported the idea of jailing "climate change deniers." Now on "Earth Day," she is certainly not being silent either.
On her Facebook page this morning, Palin wrote: "On 'Earth Day' instead of progressing toward true conservationism and responsibly using the earth's natural resources to secure our nation, Barack Obama is throwing America's opportunities to the back of the bus. Unbeknownst to most of his constituency, Obama will be signing us on to the nonsensical and dangerous United Nations Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It's great news for China, India and everyone with low- to non-existent environmental standards eagerly producing the things we used to produce; it's sucky news for Americans trying to energize our homes, businesses and communities."
According to the New Haven Register, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is indeed ready to make the U.S. one of over 170 nations signing the global agreement. According to a CNN opinion piece, the treaty "more or less requires the entire world to get off fossil fuels this century."
It's not legally binding, however, but proponents have high hopes for the accord to enact significant changes around the globe.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared, “The era of consumption without consequences is over."