No Global Warming for 17 Years!
That's right, besides the blip in 1998 due to a strong El Niño, global warming has stopped even though CO2 has been steadily increasing. Just take a looksie at the NOAA Global temps from 1880-now. We are only .74 degrees C above some arbitrary norm and if you look from 1997 until 2014 there isn't any indication of any thermal runaway and the trend is flat. Using 1997 as a bench mark there were only 5 years that were warmer, with the warmest being 0.1 degree C. 12 years were cooler.
Heck look back to 1977 and 2014 is only .66 degrees C warmer than 27 years ago and 1992 is the same as 1977! The difference between 1997 and 2014 is a mere 0.1 degree C.
Greenhouse gases do not warm the earth they just keep the atmosphere warmer longer- think the desert effect in which it is hot during the day yet very cool at night because there isn't enough water vapor to help keep the atmosphere warm. IOW it seems that greenhouse gases just allow for warmer nights, which is a good thing for agriculture.
Greenhouse gases do not amplify the heat they absorb. That means they do not heat the earth. They just allow the heat to not escape as fast as it would without them so that the earth says warmer during the night.