If you subtract the "only" from the 1.3% thing then I'm more comfortable with it as it just becomes a statement of fact. Is there any new data available to show if our contribution as a global percentage is increasing?If I see that “we only produce 1.3%” thing again I’m going to scream... Drives me nuts.
Mind you, with our continued abdication of any moral authority on the international stage, it’s starting to mean more... Like the US, we were very effective at driving large emissions reductions in other parts of the world through assorted international fora and generally being good global citizens.
This was when we were putting our money where our mouth is and nowadays we are more known for being the only country to ever repeal a working climate policy. It dents out cred a bit and has “encouraged” other countries to delay or can their own mitigation efforts.