There's a smarmy article up now on WUWT with Anthony Watts and David Whitehouse (of the GWPF, a denialist lobby group and propaganda machine in the UK) now saying "it hasn't warmed since 1980"! Sheesh it's hard to believe even creeps with such a dubious history as that pair would try to pass that one off.
Here is what Anthony wrote:
Using 1997 as preferred by Rose, we are fast approaching Dr. Ben Santer’s 17 year test, and if we use Jones and Lindzen’s 1995 start point, we’ve passed it. What will Gillis say then? – Anthony
What will Gillis say then? Gosh Anthony is so transparent in trying to shift the goal posts. What a desperate and silly ploy. Since the last decade was the hottest on record and since the world has warmed in the last fifteen years, seventeen years and 33 years, Gillis will say just that. The UK Met Office has already slapped down the Mail's disinformation outlet, David Rose. But Watts continues to promote his lies. And here is what Whitehouse wrote in the same article:
Removing this volcanic signal also reduces the statistical significance of the rise in temperature seen since 1980. (In fact, statistically speaking, one is hard-pressed to find any statistically significant warming between 1980 – 1995.)
The world is significantly hotter than it was 33 years ago