Between moving goal posts and outright lies, the Climate Propaganda Machine is hard at work. First, note that the goalpost is now 2C above “pre-industrial levels” which in the IPCC 1st Assessment was 1940, was moved to 1880 in the 5th Assessment and now the Pilot reports as 1850. 1850 was well within the latter stages of the Little Ice Age. A simple return to normal would account for well over the 1.5C , 1C of which has already happened, without any CO2 effect at all.
The Pilot criticizes the US and praises India and other nations because the US has withdrawn form the Paris Accords. Yet the US per capita CO2 emissions in 2007 and have declined steadily, while other nations per capita rates have continue to climb. Total US CO2 emissions have declined as well, offset slightly by population growth.
Anyone who believes that the Governor announcing new renewable energy mandates and Dominion announcing plans for a huge offshore wind farm, which is financially not viable without the mandates, is coincidental is a fool.
In any case, the IPCC scenarios that lead to dangerous warming(though in reality even those don’t) are all based on explosive population growth and coal based industrial development in the third world, particularly in Africa. What the US does going forward is nearly irrelevant.
Even so, the models the outcome is based on exaggerate the effect of CO2 by a factor of 2 to 3 times it’s observed rate.