Skip to comments.Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund (3 days before he leaves office).
Posted on 01/18/2017 9:01:48 AM PST by fision
The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UNs Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office. Barack Obamas outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; 468m) on Tuesday, bringing the total funds to date to $1bn. Mr Obama pledged in 2014 to give $3bn to help tackle the effects of climate change in the poorest countries.
Mr Trump has previously called global warming a hoax. The president-elect has also threatened to pull the US out of the Paris accord a global agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions and Americas commitment to the fund. Mr Trump could decide to withhold the rest of the fund.
However, John Kirby, the State Department spokesman who announced the grant, said there was no nefarious desire or intent behind the timing. Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump has previously called climate change a hoax, and a number of his cabinet members deny its existence Its not being done to try to provoke a reaction from the incoming administration or to try to dictate to them one way or the other how they are going to deal with climate issues, Mr Kirby said. This is an investment that had been long planned.
Republican senators have previously stated their opposition to the fund, and called the payments a waste of money. But Mr Trumps team may not be taking such a hard line on climate change as initially thought. Last week Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil
Doesn’t Congress have control of the purse strings?
TWO WORDS: CLAW BACK
I suppose it’s too much to ask for the Congress, who supposedly controls the purse strings, to put a stop to this nonsense, or somehow throw a wrench in the works.
They don't give a crap about your money....none of them!!
How long for this check to clear?
Can The Donald kill it before it’s too late?
Can’t this be reversed under the new 100 day rule?
(Anything Obama signed in the prior 100 legislative days can be repealed)
they’ll probably give $200 million each to Clinton and Obama foundations as honorarium.
And keep the rest for themselves
So, all the other bills that the administration racked up are already paid?
Sue Oshitass for HIM to pay back this money to us.
What a steaming chunk of human snot. Inarguably the worst president in History, and one of the worst human beings ever spewed forth from the diseased loins of a degenerate, retarded, race-hopping slut.
Spigot shuts off in 3...2...1...
[[I suppose its too much to ask for the Congress, who supposedly controls the purse strings, to put a stop to this nonsense, or somehow throw a wrench in the works.]]
Congress isn’t going to kill the goose that lays golden eggs- That’s all this whole ‘man-caused’ climate change is is a scam that will rake in trillions of dollars and give gubmint massive control over people’s lives- (I personally believe it will be a tool used to force people into accepting the mark because they ‘can’t afford to not accept it financially because of all the climate taxes, fines and regulations etc- A government is going to use it to financially cripple people so that they have little hope and have to turn to the government or UN or ‘league of nations’ or whatever- for help- but it’s just a personal opinion of mine)
Will Friday be too late to cancel the check?
I was probably a funds transfer of some sort an has already settled.
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