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Erosluv 2 points ago +2 / -0

This would be a more compelling argument with stats. I like it and believe it but I'd love to be able to drop percentages for validity.

SBOJ_JOBS [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sorry, been away awhile. Cold fact, not made up, fren.

US produces about 5,000 million tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuels each year, slightly decreasing yearly since about 2005.

From 2000-2018 the INCREASE in CO2 output from China and India fossil fuel use was about 12,000 million tonnes. They are still increasing at about the same rate. The rest of the world outside the EU also increased about 4-5,000 million tonnes during that period. Continue those trends (likely China may do better, but India and other developing nations could well do worse), and even if the US went to zero, the mere 5 billion tonnes of savings would be swallowed in 5-7 years at most.

A synopsis of these numbers, and Kerry admitting to the same can be found here, but the same numbers are all over the scientific community.