The following is excerpted from Dr Roy Spencer. It shows that the earth has made an abrupt turn in lowering its temperature. Even though we see an overall warming trend since 1979 you can see an almost plateau in temperature since 1998. This does not support the alarmist view of runaway global warming.
Latest Global Average Tropospheric Temperatures
Since 1979, NOAA satellites have been carrying instruments which measure the natural microwave thermal emissions from oxygen in the atmosphere. The intensity of the signals these microwave radiometers measure at different microwave frequencies is directly proportional to the temperature of different, deep layers of the atmosphere. Every month, John Christy and I update global temperature datasets that represent the piecing together of the temperature data from a total of fifteen instruments flying on different satellites over the years. A discussion of the latest version (6.0) of the dataset is located here.