All this 'cut and paste' is a diversion from the point: It is a 'FACT' that CO2 is the MAIN driver of Global Warming and in the past 15+ years atmospheric CO2 has been rising at an Unprecedented Rate!!!<quoted text>
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 is nothing unusual even despite the record El Niño year at the beginning of the period. It is still a quarter less than the warming trend since 1980, which is 0.16 °C per decade. But thats not surprising when one starts with an extreme El Niño and ends with persistent La Niña conditions, and is also running through a particularly deep and prolonged solar minimum in the second half. As we often said, all this is within the usual variability around the long-term global warming trend and no cause for excited over-interpretation.
The theory is simple... and every science academy in the world agrees that temps must go up as CO2 goes up.