Im just going to use your own quote against you, i have no idea if its an accurate quote or not but it doesnt matter
"if carbon dioxide is the main dial that governs global climate"
IF being the intresting word out of all that, THEY DONT KNOW, everyone, no matter what side you take is basing their opinion, and that is all they are, from assumptions made on a topic we dont completely understand
Facts are we dont know what the climate is doing,
we dont know to what extent we are having
we dont know to what extent the sun is having
we dont know how much of climate change is down to natural changes
we dont know what all the factors that effect climate change
We dont know if CO2 causes temp rise or rises because of a temp rise
i could go on, we are taking guesses on many of these and educated guessed on others but they are still guesses, and this is the reason there isnt a unified voice on climate change.
So i think a commen sense approch to this is to not try and save the world, because we dont know what we are trying to save if from and what effect it would have on the world
The best approch we all can take is not to needlessly waste energy, keep pollution to a minimum and do the best we can, we shouldnt make up random targets because its not fair for low paid familys who will always find it harder to adapt to financial changes, forget climate change, we need to drill in to people not to waste things around us, climate change is just confusing the issue and turning people in to either PRO or against, all the while everyone is missing the bigger picture, of lets just not waste energy and dump crap all over the place!