What do you make of this?
And also, what do you make of this Spencer quote from his Sept. 1st blog entry?
I have added linear trend lines to each time series, which you are free to misinterpret as you wish. Since the AMSR-E period of record is only 7.25 years long, a calculated trend won’t have much meaning…although it will be interesting to see how long it takes before the climate system obeys the UN’s command to warm, and the SST trend line begins to go uphill again.
I particularly like the wink.
Basically: As a scientist, I probably shouldn't publicly claim that 7 years is statistically significant...but, it IS interesting how slope of the trend line is not positive, isn't it? Wink wink nudge nudge, isn't it??