Who talked about a planet explosion what so ever?
And if you watch, my graphs (not articles btw, just graphs) you saw planet is not cooling at all.
But I agree with you that correlation and causation is not the same thing indeed. That is why I don't dismiss other effect such as the one you gave without looking at it first.
Also, if you want to know more about solar cycle impact on earth's temperature, just read #52 : + or - 0.18 °C : minuscule.
Too bad you just read the opinion gave by the article, because there are some actual numbers in it.
US emit 2 times more CO2 per Capita than France, so guess what, you have a long path to make before asking us to put our house in order.
When it comes to this point the author suddently blame the national CO2 emission. He would have kept his logic by admitting EU reduced more than USA and so USA is not leading.
Said otherwise he chose a scope when it suits his agenda best.
Also, as trades are worldwide, you can't just pick one country and blame him. If all your CO2 creating productions are delocalized in another country, this country will pollute while you will not. Yet, as goods and or profits return to your national market, you are the responsible for those emissions.
So unlike the will of whataboutism of the contributor you linked, CO2 emission is not as simple as he want you to believe.
But if you compare countries with similar situation (quality of life, purchasing power, etc..) such as western EU countries and USA, you pollute 2 times as we do per capita. So even if you would reduce more than us, you remain one of the bottom ranking in the class.