Over the past 11 years, satellite readings have shown that the earth's temperature is cooling. Indeed, the chart below suggests that the earth's temperature has only slightly bounced after starting on the down swing of an interglacial temperature peak. The short term trend is clearly down but eleven years hardly establishes a temperature trend in terms of the interglacial cycle. This cycle takes about 20 to 25,000 years to complete but the very obvious peaks only come in combination with other cycle peaks that occur about every 120,000 years.
The 11-year decline in temperatures has caused fickle Global Warming Alarmists to change their fear phrase to Climate Change. Using this term, any weather event, hot or cold, wet or dry can be referenced as part of the coming disaster. (In the 70's, some of the same crowd promoted fear of the coming ice age.) To increase political power, the alarmist need to succeed in alarming. Cap and trade legislation, like healthcare legislation, is part of a political game to make money and to gain power. The alarmist make statements that would make you think that the best overall health care in the world is actually on par with the country of Sudan