Global Not-So-Warming

It appears that there’s been a 17-year pause in global warming, meaning that current temperature measurements are outside the IPCC climate models’ 95% confidence bound.  In fact, as Judith Curry’s paper notes, based on data that we’ve collected, only 2% of climate model simulations would potentially fit the data.  This is all despite CO2 levels increasing, meaning that, as Raymond notes, people with an ideological stake in the matter will now need to put together a kludge which tries to explain these results without losing their money-making “ultimate threat to humanity” spin.

In other news, if CO2 were related to global warming, one way to end it would be to get rid of environmentalist movements.