The contradictions continue...."Cowtan & Way investigate the claim of a global surface warming 'pause' over the past 16 years by examining the trends from 1997 through 2012. While HadCRUT4 only estimates the surface warming trend at 0.046°C per decade during that time, and NASA puts it at 0.080°C per decade, the new kriging and hybrid data sets estimate the trend during this time at 0.11 and 0.12°C per decade, respectively."
Yes, the latest ESTIMATES prove that as CO2 (the main driver in CC) goes up so do Temps. Further validation of the scientific consensus in AGW theory.
Bozo just posted a link lamenting short term trends, "Also; The public debate about the alleged “warming pause” was misguided from the outset, because far too much was read into a cherry-picked short-term trend. Now this debate has become completely baseless, because the trend of the last 15 or 16 years"
...then you cite what?
A study of a short term trend.