If you follow the blogosphere pertaining to atmospheric and climate science the last week, you've watched a firestorm develop over what appears to be a misleading presentation of BEST's own data.
|London "Daily Mail" graphic, click to enlarge. Note the time scales are|
different on the two two graphs. The lower graph plots temperatures the last ten years.
The Daily Mail's story is here. Judy Curry comments here.
So far, nothing I have seen contradicts the clear data that shows both earth's atmospheric temperature and ocean heat content have been flat to falling for more than a decade. While there is no reliable way to forecast these values going forward, it is safe to say the science indicates, for now, global warming has stopped.
Finally, here is another writer's take on the situation. He describes it as a climate science "food fight." That seems about right.