You can't have your cake and eat it either. You stated with no proof that ENSO-adjusted temperatures are strongly trending positive by showing a blogger's graph of a work in progress and refused to link the graph to this "competent" scientist. It is obvious the "competent" scientist is in no way posting these graphs declaring any kind of definitive conclusion. Just read the comments section, as there is lots of discussion going on about the methodology.<quoted text>
You are trying to have your cake and eat it.
If there are no figures for ENSO-adjusted temperatures up to the present, then you can't claim that there is a 15 year flat period in the ENSO-adjusted temperatures.
Of course Nick Stokes is a competent scientist and has dome the analysis and his results show a significant trend over the period in the ENSO-adjusted temperatures.
If you don't want to accept his results, you'll have to wait for NOAA to update their results.
Or accept the more recent research that BS posted that says 15 years periods in the adjusted temperatures are predicted by the models.
Either way you don't have a scientific leg to stand on.
So I believe we are a standstill until NOAA decides to release an updated version of the ENSO-adjusted temperatures. In the meantime, scientists are trying to explain the pause.