I was speaking of you, of course, so trying to pass it off onto NASA is a bit disingenuous. You could at least take responsibility for repeating NASA's comment.<quoted text>
Yes, that phrase does seem more like contentiousness rather than debate doesn't it? NOAA said this in their 2008 State of the Climate Report after discussing the pause in warming:
"Given the likelihood that internal variability contributed to the slowing of global temperature rise in the last decade, we expect that warming will resume in the next few years, consistent with predictions from near-term climate forecasts."
So if you have a problem with the statement I posted, take it up with NOAA, please. More debate would be nice rather than contentiousness.
As to NASA, their phraseology could've been better, but I have to assume they meant that their graph would go back to following the general upward trend after a short-term dip or two of the kind any climate graph would be expected to take. Every single year's temperature isn't what's important, obviously, only the general trend over a longer period of years.
NASA made it sound, unfortunately, like warming had stopped and was starting again. That only encourages Deniers to take their comments the wrong way, unfortunately.