Many eminent scientists confidently expect that 2015 will be the warmest year that humans have recorded. 2014 was previously the warmest year. The so called pause in global warming has been illusory.
The globe has warmed in the past ten years but the extra heat has not been in the atmosphere but has been absorbed by the ocean. As anyone who tries to boil a pot knows it is easy to boil it if you place the heat under it, but if you place the heat above the pot only the top surface of the water will be heated and the rest of the heat will dissipate into the atmosphere.
It seems to me that this is the same process by which the oceans have absorbed as much heat as they can so far, and the excess heat is now going atmospheric, where humans may measure and record it more easily. I hope I am wrong but fear my instincts are right and that the global warming saga is not just another pot boiler.