Joe Romm of Climate Progress explains it beautifully. CLICK.
Turns out one data set on climate temperatures has not included the Arctic, the fastest warming part of the Earth. Climate warming deniers have risen as one to say global warming has stopped.
When the NASA GISS data set is used — which includes the Arctic warming in estimates — it gives a more accurate picture of climate temperatures which continues to rise.
And it should have risen even more. However, an unprecedented speed up of the trade winds have been mixing the warming ocean much more deeply with cooler water, making it APPEAR less warm than predicted. When these trade winds slow down again, this newly stored ocean heat will raise its ugly head again. These are called “El Niño” years. With record heating the result.