What it doesn't mean

Ok -- seriously now.
March 2, 2009 -- For those who have endured this winter's frigid temperatures and today's heavy snowstorm in the Northeast, the concept of global warming may seem, well, almost wishful.

But climate is known to be variable -- a cold winter, or a few strung together doesn't mean the planet is cooling. Still, according to a new study, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades.
That's not the best part by a long shot. Here's the next paragraph:
Earth's climate continues to confound scientists. Following a 30-year trend of warming, global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat.
See: a 30-year trend one way -- that's a global disaster. But if we have, say, a 30-year trend the other way, that's a "speed bump". "decades" of cooling will not disprove Global Warming.

You have to read the whole thing to believe it, folks. Even after reading it, you won't believe it.