Merkel Furious With Trump After "Unprecedented" G-7 Failure To Reach Consensus On Climate Change

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In the end it was not mean to be. As discussed on Friday, during Trump's first G-7 summit, world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron, had hoped to persuade the the US president to endorse the Paris Agreement climate pledge to fight global warming. By the end of the summit - held at a luxury hotel in Taormina, Sicily that was once a Dominican monastery and base for the Nazi air force during World War Two - they realized they had failed, as Trump "underscored his determination to break the global mold" by refusing to follow the Group of Seven line not only on global warming but also by resisting measures on trade.

Furthermore, in what was described as an "unprecedented step", the final G-7 communique gave the U.S. its own section to say that it is “undergoing a review process” and is unable to join in the discussion, an official cited by Bloomberg said. As a result while the US will remain excluded from the final affirmation, the other six, call it the G-6, will recommit to the Paris Agreement on climate change, which Trump tweeted Saturday he’d come to a decision on next week.

Needless to say, Merkel who had hoped to leave the Saturday summit with the G-7 agenda endorsed by everyone, including Trump, was furious at the US president.

“The whole discussion about climate has been difficult, or rather very unsatisfactory"  German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters Saturday. "Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the EU, stand against one. That means there are no signals until now whether the U.S. will remain in the Paris Agreement or not. We have therefore not talked around it but made clear that we the six member states and the EU remain committed to the goals of the agreement.”

The unhappy German continued: "The fact that we have not been able to make progress here is of course a situation in which you have to say that there is no common support for an important international agreement. This Paris Agreement is not simply any old agreement, but it’s rather a core agreement.”

She concluded by noting the unprecedented breach of agreement within the ranks, perhaps a first in G-7 history “There is right now no agreement. But we have made very clear that we are not moving away from our positions.”

Moments later, the final declaration released a just as stunning statement, which said that the U.S. was "not in a position to join consensus" on climate change.

To be sure, its wasn't just Merkel who was displeased with Trump. According to Politico, while he avoided any major gaffes or serious diplomatic breaches, Trump’s lack of rapport with European leaders raises serious questions about his ability to effectively team up with critical U.S. allies.

“Like when there’s a new strange kid in the class nobody likes,” said a senior EU official who was briefed on the closed NATO meetings in Brussels. “You behave civilly when teachers (media) watch but don’t spend time with him in private because he’s so different.”

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Trump's inability to integrate with European leaders aside, there was at least some G-7 concensus on trade, after government officials were said to have found an agreement after haggling over wording on protectionism and reciprocal benefits, Bloomberg reported. Technical negotiations had stretched until 3 a.m. in Taormina to try to reconcile Trump’s ‘America First’ approach with the other leaders’ commitment to open markets. The result is a reference to combating protectionism to be included in the final text, according to two of the officials. Still, said the third, the document in its current draft clearly falls back by comparison to earlier G-7 communiques.

The leaders “found a reasonable solution” on trade that commits to a rules-based system, Merkel said. “We want to make the WTO successful,” she said.

Speaking to reporters on the G-7's trade decision, Merkel said “we had very tough discussions about trade. Here I think we have found a reasonable solution. We commit ourselves to a rules- based trade system. We want to make the WTO successful. We will together keep our markets open and will move against protectionism, but will at the same time fight against unfair trade practices. This is also in the German interest when I think about the question of steel."

According to Bloomberg, the discussions, described by Merkel as “very intense” late on Friday, "underscore the Trump administration’s decision to break with the established order honed over decades. Trump told his fellow leaders on Friday that he had campaigned on a platform of protecting U.S. jobs and would act accordingly, according to the officials, all of whom asked not to be named discussing the private meetings."

But the best indication of the hit globalization took over the past 48 horus, was the actual content of the final G-7 communique, which was just six pages long compared to 32 pages last year. While much was dropped from the final draft, the text will contain a passage on migration, which it refers to as “human mobility." It includes a sentence which says that nations also have the right to protect their security, while observing human rights.

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Rich Stoehner's picture

Screw your globalist new world government climate change bull shit

thedespised's picture

They don't realize that enough poeple have woke up to explain who the enemy is during the next crisis.  

DingleBarryObummer's picture

this issue us just a lever to divide us while the ((())) next to the printing press spigot steal all the wealth. 

Manthong's picture

Angela, just get Obama back and go down on him a few more times.

It will make you feel worthwhile again.

roddcarlson's picture

Giving her Juminati hand signals while standing there with Trump.  That frau Jezebel needs to be fed to the wolves and made into skat like she truly is to the German people.

BaBaBouy's picture

Stand Up To These Globalist Elitist Idiots...

ThaBigPerm's picture

You had me at "Merkel Furious..."

jcaz's picture

Fuck off, bitch- you're not getting a dime more from us for this scam.....

Four chan's picture

merkel destroyer of europe. jew shill for "greater isrial project" 

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=greater+israel+project&num=100&newwindow...

bigdumbnugly's picture

message to zie Herr Trump

NO WEINERSCHNITZEL FOR YOU.

Pandelis's picture

germany is used to suck on US tities ... pls dont make me pay 2% for NATO

 

Obama coincidental visit in Berlin prior to this meeting was no coincidence, as it is not his choosing DC as his "retirement" place.

AltRight Girl's picture

We don't care about your stupid excuse to spray chemtrails, frau Merkel.

We have more pressing issues.

His name is #SethRich:

DC Mayor Still Insisting Seth Rich Murdered During a Robbery


knukles's picture

See, another display of Liberalism is a Disease.

Here we have the situation that six members, or even seven if you want to add the EU, stand against one.

Since when does anybody get a 2nd vote?

edotabin's picture

What's going on is that these left-wing wackos believed they had won and that the deal was sealed. Trump is a huge obstacle in their path. They never expected or even thought possible that someone like him could be elected. From this point forward, it is up to him to change the ethos and the way of thinking both in America and around the world. Luckily, in conjunction with people waking up,  their hubris is causing major screw ups.

Keep speaking the truth. Keep exposing other lies. Keep showing people how to think clearly.

 

JamesBond's picture

The world was within days of global crontrol by the elites via climate change and taxation and was only saved by the climate data manipulation leaks of some brave scientists.  Without that action, it would be game over.  

Schlump's picture

There is no such thing as global warming, believe me. The scientists are all in the pay of the Chinese government, bigly. I am a very smart guy, very smart, and I don't need to study climate to know the answer to this issue. It's very simple, just like Obamacare and the Middle East. I spent, oh, at least 20 minutes looking into it, with Steve Bannon, and he and I soon came to the conclusion that the 20,000 studies by scientists all over the world supporting anthropogenic global warming are just a well-orchestrated PLOT, a conspiracy to form a global government that benefits China. That is a completely sane view, don't you think?

So no, I won't be a part of the Paris Agreement.

#MAGA!

edotabin's picture

And Al fucking Gore studied his ass off about the topic but forgot to reduce his own carbon footprint. He just wants you to reduce yours.

Enough with the BS. Lead by example not by BS. Then you might get more than the fucking zombies to belive you. Problem is, 90% of what the lefties push is ideological horseshit that is designed to misinform, obfuscate and confuse. A confused peronson is much more easily swept up in BS than someone who takes a step back and applies crtitical thinking.

Yuri Bezmenov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qkf3bajd4

Slack Jack's picture

So, why is the rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of 80.32 meters (263.5 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

chrbur's picture

yada yada yada....it is the end of the world I-tell-you........guess"we have to pass it to find out what is in it"....

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

As I recall, it was summer of 2015 when the French foreign minister and US SOS John Kerry met under FM's breathless but unsupported assertion that "we are 500 days from climate chaos."  

Since when has any group of politicians EVER cared about the welfare of their constituents?  Or put it this way, when confronted w/a choice between their own welfare and that of their citizens, how often do politicians choose the latter and sacrifce the former?  Practically never...or, at least that's not the way to bet.  

The trust that true believers put in politicians to "solve" problems would be charmingly/childishly naive were it not so dangerous for everyone else. 

Slack Jack's picture

Some politicians want to face the problems posed by global warming, others want to ignore the subject at all costs.

Unfortunately the very powerful NeoCohns want to avoid the subject at all costs (as it will take away money that could be more destructively used to fund their very expensive wars in the middle east).

Fred C Dobbs's picture

Finish your piece that global government will save us. 

 

Bigern's picture

The problem is not warming, it is the perturber. You need to know the true reason for increased core activity. AGW is a weak cover story that schools have intubated their patients with. Only a mental dependent cannot manage to see the fatal flaws in AGW.

xavi1951's picture

Sea Levels will rise?  The antartic ice shelf is already floating.  It has displaced its water volume.  If it ever melts, the oceans will stay at current levels.

In 1094, the Mediteranean sea was next to Valencia, Spain.  Today, the mediteranean is 20 miles away.  So in just over 920 years, more water has been piled up on land in a frozen state.  That's bad for trees and farmers.  Less water is the atmospheric cycle and available to become rain.  More rain, less arid land and more farming.

Man Made Climate Change Is A Hoax Perpetrated By Lefty Loons, their new religion.  Liberalism Is A Mental Desease!

edotabin's picture

Again, those pushing us to conserve energy and lower our footprint should not be living lavishly. They should be living in tiny houses, riding bicycles and setting an example for everyone else.

Walk into any supermarket and look at the thousands of square feet being cooled by open display coolers. Is this green? No. It is plain stupid and wasteful to the freakin' max. You need a jacket when you walk through the produce section at a Walmart. What about beer and diary? Each Walmart cools about 3-4000 sq. ft. uselessly and needlessly. So does every other supermarket etc.

I'm not the one pushing the oil trade. I'm not the one pushing war. I'm not China polluting like a drunken sailor and not being able to breathe because of all the factory related smog. I did not close all the factories in responsible countries to send production off to China. I don't drive a vehicle that gets 15 MPG. I didn't design the crappy roads that force everyone to spend 2 hours in traffic trying to get to work every day and I definitely didn't tell Walmart needlessly freeze 4000 sq. ft. in each location without reason.

Assuming I could easily power my entire home with solar power, I would do it. I would love to get off the grid and end my dependence on the power company. Can I do it? NO. Why? They won't let me, that's why. You cannot live in a home that doesn't have water and electricity, regardless of whether or not you actually need it.

Start with the basics and take common sense steps to reduce the carbon footprint instead of seizing onto noble-sounding causes and then bundling countless other social issues that trap followers in useless, illogical thought processes. It is disingenuous and people are starting to figure it out. They feel like Al "Animal Farm" Gore  is pushing them into a corner (because he is) and want to get out from under his thumb.

Arnold's picture

Thanks for signing up just to make your comment.
Will you be making any more?

BarkingCat's picture

Except that is not liberalism. 

New_Meat's picture

I think it is called a "VETO"

Troy Ounce's picture

 

The DC Head of Police resigned 7 weeks after the murder of SR.

Must have been a coincidence

Justin Case's picture

NATO, an aggressive organization in search of a mission

When the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact were out of business in 1991, NATO should have gone out of business as well. That didn’t happen. Unfortunately, NATO doesn’t have any particular function as a defensive organization - as we saw in Bosnia and Kosovo - it has behaved as an aggressive organization. It is an organization in search of a mission. Right now, we have Donald Trump who said that it is obsolete because it is not really defending its members’ territory against Islamic terrorism which is the only real threat Europe suffers. So frankly, what good is it?

NATO is essentially a tool of Washington to maintain control over Europe in security affairs. Remember back in the 1990s, the EU indicated it wanted to develop its own defense capability, and that provoked near panic in Washington. The Washington establishment moved very quickly to quash any such independence from the Europeans and to insist that security affairs must be governed by NATO and only NATO as the premier security organization in Europe. The Europeans could help out if they wanted to, but they were not in control of the process.

NATO, the force without a population to protect that's made up of nothing but mercenaries and blood-lust crazies who feed on fear and terror, but without the weapons they always need, they too amount to almost nothing...

wildbad's picture

if shes angry, i'm happy

zbiggy brzinski is dead and i am happy about it.

now..kissinger..please god

Justin Case's picture

kissinger put Augusto Pinochet  in power as well. They love destablizing countries to keep them from competing on world markets. They continue to fuck up South America left right and center. Now they will fuck over Cuba, while merica's play ground Puerto Rico falls flat.

Nick Jihad's picture

OK, I'll be the devil's advocate: Pinochet saved Chile from going the way of Cuba, and Venezuela.

BarkingCat's picture

Brzezinski kroaked???

 

Justin Case's picture

If NATO is so concerned about the welfare of its member states in Europe, then why doesn't NATO come to the aide of all the EU countries that are being invaded by the Muslim Hordes?

After all, NATO is supposed to be all about SECURITY, FOR ALL THEIR MEMBER STATES - SO WHERE'S THE REAL MILITARY PROTECTION THAT NATO PROMISED TO EVERY NATO ALLY - ISN'T THAT WHY THESE IDIOT NATIONS JOINED UP?

Oh but I forgot, the real goal of NATO was always just to destabilize all of Europe to make it easier to crush Russia, which these NATO-Barbarians are there to insure.

The takedown of the European way of life is just an added bonus which playing fake war-games assists NATO in destabilizing Europe even faster than that could have happened, if the men had been home to defend their loved ones and take back their nations - but since no one is noticing what's really going on - I guess no one will bother to demand the use of NATO's military weapons to remove the bastards that their own cops and states won't act against?

eclectic syncretist's picture

Quit making cars if you want to stop carbon emissions, you dumb bitch!!! Grandstanding hypocrisy doesn't count for shit with people who know what really going on, you dumbass. 

Plant a fucking tree and shut the fuck up! Your immigration policy tells a sentient being all they need to know.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

As much as I have criticized Trump, if he is really remaining a skeptic on "man-made global warming," he gets one issue in the plus column from me. This said, I fully expect him and his administration to cave on this "issue" too.

I put "issue" in quotes because the whole idea of "man-made global warming" being something we should all worry about (panic over) is fake news at its fakest.

Mountainview's picture

Merkel is used to her European Yes-men (and women). To have tough opposition is a new experience for her.

Justin Case's picture

He will recieve his schnitzel over the pork barrel from Wolfgang Schäuble. "Give it to me baby, ah ah ah"

knukles's picture

Imagine the cripple grabbing onto the rolls of fat on somebody's back pulling himself up to a mounted position, all the while his legs dangling like wet mops, singing Panzer war songs while rolling downhill through the Reeperbahn in flames like the guy glued to the wheelchair in Hannibal.  Epic.

kochevnik's picture

Why do you hate Hitler's daughter?

Barry Madingo-Odongo's picture

Quit whining plebs, you will submit to the NWO!

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The fuhrer is furious.  

Oh no!  Furious Fuhrers!

Hipower's picture

I just shot coffee through my nose. Stop it!

curbjob's picture

^^ Yes ^^

and while you're about it could the rest of the world fuck off and drop the US $ as the reserve currency ...

it's status is making us fat, lazy and convinced of our own exceptionalism. 

Hugs; Joe the (shark fitting) Plumber.