After the planet’s average surface temperature rose through the 1990s, the increase has almost leveled off at the level of 2000, while ocean water temperature has also stabilized, the Research Council of Norway said in a statement on its website. After applying data from the past decade, the results showed temperatures may rise 1.9 degrees Celsius if Co2 levels double by 2050*, below the 3 degrees predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.In fact, if they were to be honest, they could admit there's been no warming at all since 2000. You'd think that would excite people worried about anthropogenic global warming (we're all not going to die), but they get pretty upset because the truth threatens their other agendas (mostly continued government funding, but for a few, global socialism is the goal).
Lord Monckton suggested some great ways to help alarmists ease out of the untenable position they've created for themselves using incorrect assumptions in flawed computer modeling in a fun column titled, "Bethlehem and the rat-hole problem." This grudging admission from Norway suggests they're quietly beginning to move away from their ecochondria toward a much more rational position: "Pollution is bad, and we need to be cleaner, but the Earth is not going to become Venus because of human activities."
That's my position, by the way, which is why I support a switch to a hydrogen economy fueled by electricity produced by LFTRs (or something similar).
*Note the "may rise." It's not stated here, but one may justly suspect that this alarmist prediction is based on the same flawed computer models and assumptions that the last 16 years without warming clearly and scientifically debunk.