This figure was created by Robert A. Rohde from publicly available data. Click here for a full sized graph.
AGW skeptics and deniers frequently claim that global temperatures are lower over the last 10 years.
I have found a valuable resource at Climate4you here, which shows a variety of recent temperature readings.
It is clear that there is a sinuous line, with a notable peak in 1998, and generally since then, a flattish line with an sharp upturn in the lat 12 months.
This is consistent with the red line in the graph shown above, which has a fairly regular variation of about 10 years. The peak of 1998 is shown, and since then the line should fall before the upturn, which we can see on the Climate4you graphs.
It is tiring, but necessary, to meet all these claims of the skeptics. There is a consistent pattern in their arguments: pick one item out of the hundreds or thousands available in the field, and extrapolate from that item to draw the conclusion that we should do nothing that might damage the bottom line of the oil companies' account sheets.
Climate change FAQs.