First, emissions per capita is a waste of a measurement. The vast majority of Emissions are NOT tied to ppl. They are tied to GDP. Basically, oil based vehicles combined with coal based electricity is where our emissions come from. What is the majority of vehicles used for? Moving ppl/cargo for business, not personal use. Likewise, where does the majority of electricity go? To Business.
Secondly, America's emissions are ALREADY BELOW WHAT WE HAD IN 1995. IOW, we have have been leading it.
However, America is not even CLOSE to the high emissions. CHina is.
When you look at this map and see the MASSIVE AMOUNTS of CO2 from China, you should get a sense of how bad things are, and how foolish ppl like you are.
Third, you seem to want to put words in my mouth that I never said or even thought. I fully support a CO2 tax. In fact, I believe that ALL NATIONS need to be smart about this and put on a tax. Interestingly, America is the one major nation that can force ALL OTHER NATIONS ALONG VIA A SMART TAX:
1) all data should be based on REAL numbers, not the made up shit that your silly groups do based on ASSUMPTIONS and NUMBERS FROM GOV. So, we should take OCO2 data and show the CO2 that flows INTO and OUT of a region (basically nations/states). This would show us how much real CO2 is occurring.
2) we need a SMART normalization. Normalizing based on per capita is stupid and foolish. Instead, it should be emissions per $GDP (real $, not PPP). This is because emissions are tied to GDP, not ppl.
3) finally, we tax all goods at a high level. However, the good can be registered and told where the parts (including the final assembly) are from. The WORST part is the % of tax that is applied.
So, lets say that a good is manufactured in say Sweden. It has one of the LOWEST emissions / $GDP. As such, it would have NO TAX. OTOH, if a part comes from China, it would have a 100% of that tax on the good. However, lets say that the worst part comes from say Massachusetts (an American state). Since their emissions per GDP is below average (closer to sweden than to the rest of America, which is average), it would leave a tax of maybe 33-40% of the full rate.
What that does is reward those that bring down their emissions, while punishing those that continue to raise theirs. This is the ONLY way that we can solve this.
Until ppl like you realize that FACTS can not be denied and that science is real, emissions will continue. And I will blame ppl like you, instead of the far right wingers, since you acknowledge the science of AGW, but then turn around and totally ignore the facts associated with it.