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Skeptics Thrown Out Of UN Climate Summit After Holding Pro-Trump Event

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Three global warming skeptics were thrown out of the United Nations (U.N.) summit in Morocco after holding a pro-Donald Trump event where one of them tore up a copy of the Paris climate agreement.

“UN Security escorted three members of an Non-Governmental Organization called the Competitive Enterprise Institute off the premises today, and removed badges for the duration of the week, after an unregistered demonstration,” U.N. spokesman Nick Nuttall told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

One of those skeptics was Marc Morano, the publisher of Climate Depot, who was tossed out of the Marrakech summit after shredding a copy of a climate deal signed by nearly 200 countries last year. Morano was taken off the premises and won’t be allowed back in, the U.N. said.

Morano, wearing a red Trump hat, said “the delegates here seem to be in deep denial about President-elect Trump’s policies” before being escorted off the premises by security, according to ABC News.

The Rebel Media, a conservative Canadian news site, snapped a photo of Morano being forcibly moved by U.N. security guards.

Morano was holding an event near the U.N. summit’s media center that featured a giant poster of President-elect Trump behind him. Morano already made waves after publishing a lengthy report challenging the very foundation on which the U.N. summit was built: man-made global warming.

The U.N. apparently thought his “unregistered” demonstration went too far.

“Members of this NGO have attended previous UN climate conferences and there is a well-publicized code of conduct for NGOs,” Nuttall said. “This requires them to register a planned demonstration with UN security for approval. All peaceful demonstrations within the conference are approved and roughly 10-15 are happening every day at the Marrakesh conference. Approval is not based on the message demonstrators wish to send, political or otherwise, but on the safety of delegates. This is especially relevant with Heads of State still present on the premises.”

“The UNFCCC is one of the most tolerant UN bodies in respect to permitting demonstrations at its conferences but we need demonstrators to respect this well-established code for their own safety and the safety of all participants,” Nuttall said.

Morano’s event attracted a large crowd of reporters and photographers before being shut down.

U.N. delegates are in Marrakech to hash out an implementation plan for the so-called Paris agreement that was ratified by enough countries to come into effect this year. But delegates were disheartened by Trump’s recent election win.

President-elect Donald Trump vowed to “cancel” the Paris deal. Trump also promised to stop funding U.N. global warming programs, despite being called a “climate denier” by left-wing activists.

Update: The UN incorrectly identified Morano and others as being at the summit on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. That is incorrect.

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