Read here for a new review of all the ins and outs of satellite temperatures.
Per the satellite data, 2010 lower atmosphere temperatures almost matched the 1998 readings - close enough to be called a tie. Soooo, despite the impressive growth of human CO2 emissions, it took 12-years for global temperatures to match those of 1998. What gives? (click on images to enlarge)
As the above chart depicts, over the last 30-years, the highly accurate satellite temperatures reveal a per century temperature trend on only 1.4°C - a trend that is substantially below all climate model and IPCC climate "expert" predictions. In addition, the above chart also depicts a wide variation of temperatures, which obviously has little relationship to the straight-line, linear growth of CO2 levels. In fact, as the empirical data represents, major warming and cooling phases are predominantly driven by the large ocean cycles, not by trace human CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
The most current satellite measurements though, as shown in this second chart, confirm that the per century global warming trend has now declined to an almost unmeasurable 0.8°C per century trend. This century-long trend, based on science's most accurate measurement technology, is literally a fraction of what the United Nations and national climate climate agencies predicted (per their antiquated, completely CO2-myopic computer climate models). And if the current La Nina extends well into 2011, the per century temperature 10-year trend may well turn into negative territory.
Clearly, the world's best and most advanced technology is now establishing that the UN's IPCC/Climategate group has radically overestimated global warming, by many multiples. And, as the latest ten-year satellite data confirms, global warming is on an obvious, observed path towards a condition of global cooling. Definitely not good, if that continues.