An inconvenient truth, indeed Mr. Goreacle, but hard scientific fact is just so darn unpredictable when you forget to look at it, eh?
Credit goes to Neil Boortz' "Reading Assignments" for Tuesday, Nov 13, 2007 which was obtained from Harris-Mann Climatology's site Long Range Weather. I suggest visiting the site to download the original to be able to see the actual data points. Good stuff!
Quoting Neil's post:
"Here's a global temperature chart from one of the top climatologists and a top meteorologist ... I'm sure Al just forgot this one in his slideshow."