Source here. (click on image to enlarge) This chart represents the 13 calendar years (156 months), starting January 1, 1998 and ending December 31, 2010. Per the NOAA/NCDC U.S. temperature data records, 2010 was the 3rd coldest calendar year since 1997 - an amazing 1.3 degrees cooler than the 1998 calendar year.
In addition, the large U.S. continental landmass during this period experienced an unfathomable cooling trend, equal to an immense minus 9.4°F per century.
At some point, U.S. continental warming will resume, but the extended decade-long plus global cooling trend persists, contradicting the experts. None of the IPCC climate models, nor "consensus" experts predicted this cooling, let alone a minus 9.4 degree trend for the continental U.S. This trend has persisted since the super 1997-98 El Niño warming event and continued through the major 2009-2010 El Niño event.
With the continental U.S. having the most extensive thermometer network in the world, this suggests that possibly other areas of the world would be reporting a cooling trend if they also had the extent and quality of actual temperature measuring coverage that exists in the U.S.
As a reminder, the climate alarmist AGW hypothesis calls for total global warming, which is not happening across the large U.S. landmass. Obviously, the case for AGW is significantly weakened by this NOAA empirical evidence.
Note: A temperature trend, as shown in the above chart, is not a prediction.