World’s Biggest Polluter Won’t Be Paying Climate ‘Reparations’

The United States has set aside a billion dollars for the effort.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned why the United States is paying “reparations” for climate “sins” when some of the world’s biggest producers of pollution are not following suit.
  • The billion dollars the United States has set aside for the initiative will be given to countries believed to have been negatively impacted by climate change.
  • Carlson questioned why the United States was making this donation when other countries, such as China, with much larger contributions to climate change, were not making the same commitment.
  • “The Biden Administration doesn’t appear to realize that or do realize it and are doing it anyway. They just announced a $1 billion fund for something called climate reparations,” the Fox News host said. “You discriminated against the climate. So the idea is to send money, your money, to other countries. We have too much money now. Our debt isn’t big enough.”
  • “China, the world’s biggest polluter, pays no climate reparations. We have a smaller economy than China now. We pay the reparations. How does this work?” Carlson asked.
DETAILS OF BIDEN’S PROMISED REPARATIONS:
  • The Biden administration agreed on Saturday to pay climate reparations to developing nations in a move that could benefit China in the long run, according to some reports.
  • The United States and other wealthy countries will pay developing countries for “loss and damage” allegedly brought on by climate change through the establishment of a “climate justice” fund, according to administration officials who attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place just days ago.
  • The report indicates that China, which has the second-highest gross domestic product in the world, is still to be classified as a developing country, meaning it could benefit from the fund.
BACKGROUND:
  • A recent report indicated that the temperatures at the South Pole are refuting global-warming assertions made by climate scientists.
  • Three consecutive November days broke the lowest minimum temperature at the South Pole since daily records began there in 1957. November 17 tied its record-cold mark for that date with -45.1 °C, the same as in 1999, while November 18 reached -45.2 °C, beating the previous record of -44.7 °C in 1985. November 16 dipped to -46.0 °C with the previous low temperature for that date -45.7 °C in 1987.