Global average temperatures have not risen significantly for fifteen years.
JD: Of course, this is but an instant in real time. But think of what the believers would be saying if global temperatures had been rising for fifteen years instead.
With a doubling of CO2 about 70 years from now the likely change in temperature is 1.00 to 2.5 degree Centigrade.
That’s a temperature rise that is not perceptible for the average person. In addition to the beneficent effects of warmth, plants grow faster and need less water when CO2 concentration are higher. (This means more weeds – of all kinds – and more wheat. JD)
The above is drawn from an advance copy of the forthcoming United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a Wall Street Journal piece of 9/14/20 13 and 9/15 /2013 (“A Reprieve from Climate Doom.”) But what does the WSJ know?