There was no warming. There are like 4 temperature data sets and each one is different, so when I posted that 4.6 number I really had no idea what to compare it to, because the information is so all over the place on the internet, but NASA does post yearly information for each year. So to make this easier, I'm going by GISS since the information is pretty easy to find. NASA says we have warmed 0.5 C over the 20th century average. So in order for there to be a rise in temperature globally, you have to get quite a few temperatures way over 0.5 each year.<quoted text>
"it's not not that big of an increase"
But an increase, nonetheless. Negates any claims that the Earth is cooling.
I would have to check to see if there was all the cloak-and-dagger surreptitiousness you claim. And that would be sorta pointless too, since maybe 95% of everything that's been posted on the Web can still be found if one looks hard enough.
Not like WUWT or Heartland ever removed anything without announcing it honestly.
So here is the information for 2001-2010:
Average over the 20th century for this 10-year time span 0.492, under the 0.5 increase of the 20th century-Standstill no warming.
If you take the 10-year period for 2003-2012:
Average over the 20th century for this 10-year time span is 0.478, under the 0.5 C. So actually temperatures very slightly decreased, but most definitely no warming.