Apparently, many Senate Republicans want to hand over more authority to the United Nations and let Americans suffer under globalist climate scam policies.
“The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday ratifying a United Nations climate agreement dating back decades that reduces the use of a chemical found in household appliances,” Fox Business reports.
“With little fanfare, 17 Republican senators joined every Democrat to advance a treaty that will make air conditioners more expensive,” Daniel Horowitz of The Blaze writes.
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Air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions of all time and contributes hugely to the amazing quality of life our grandparents developed for us. Naturally, it is on the hit list of the Great Reset transhumanists. One would think at a time of record high electricity costs, Republicans would zealously oppose any new green energy mandate, especially one that is in the form of an international treaty. But every time you think Republicans might finally discover a soul, you must think again.
On Wednesday, the following 17 Republicans joined with every Democrat in attendance to invoke cloture on the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 treaty designed to cut down on certain chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbons, to supposedly save the ozone layer. On Thursday, 21 Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, joined in ratifying the treaty 69-27.
Below are the 21 Republicans who joined in ratifying the treaty:
- Blunt, Roy (Mo.)
- Boozman (Ark.)
- Burr (N.C.)
- Capito (W.Va.)
- Cassidy (La.)
- Collins, S. (Maine)
- Ernst (Iowa)
- Graham (S.C.)
- Grassley (Iowa)
- Hyde-Smith (Miss.)
- Kennedy (La.)
- McConnell (Ky.)
- Moran (Kan.)
- Murkowski (Alaska)
- Portman (Ohio)
- Romney (Utah)
- Rubio (Fla.)
- Sasse (Neb.)
- Tillis (N.C.)
- Wicker (Miss.)
- Young, T. (Ind.)
The protocol requires countries to progressively decrease their use of hydrofluorocarbons by 80% to 85% of a baseline in the treaty by 2036. Hydroflourocarbons are the reason you can enjoy living in your home or walking into any store or commercial establishment during the summer. They are the refrigerants in any air conditioning system. The EPA has been gradually cutting levels of HFCs, which is why anyone who has recently called the AC repairman for an infusion of coolant will receive a sticker shock on the bill, as I did earlier this summer.
Fox Business explained the impact of the treaty on consumer prices:
However, experts have warned that ratifying the treaty would lead to higher consumer prices for appliances as manufacturers will be forced to replace products that have HFCs with next-generation technologies. The cost of repairing old equipment with HFCs will also increase as supplies become rarer, they said.
“HFCs are the refrigerants needed to run your home air conditioner, your car air conditioner and your refrigerator,” Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute specializing in environmental policy, told FOX Business in an interview. “Millions of pieces of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment that you might see in commercial properties or restaurant kitchen or a supermarket or a number of small businesses.”
“If any of this equipment leaks and needs to have a recharge of refrigerant, that’s going to cost more as supply dwindles and prices rise,” he continued. “The new equipment will also be more expensive because it’s designed to use one of these HFC-free, eco-friendly refrigerants which tend to cost more.”
Lieberman noted that the federal government has already moved forward on regulations limiting HFC usage in appliances. He warned that an international treaty, though, would be harder to reverse than a federal regulation.