You must love the confusion of "journalists":
From MyWay Dec 14
Obama left with little time to curb global warming.
"Ironically, 2008 is on pace to be a slightly cooler year in a steadily rising temperature trend line. While skeptics are already using it as evidence of some kind of cooling trend, it actually illustrates how fast the world is warming."
That poor "journalist" never bothered to look at the temp data for the last 10 years. Finding the data is no small task as NASA and NOAA continue to revise numbers and change press releases.
Then from the Great Falls Tribune Dec 14,2008
Cold weather sets records in several cities
Several places in the state have already shattered daily record lows, and more are expected to be broken as the sub-zero temperatures continue through Sunday night.
New Record low in Denver
THE LOW TEMPERATURE AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 14TH
DROPPED TO -18 AT 635 PM AND NEVER DROPPED BELOW -18 PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT.
SO THAT ESTABLISHES A NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER 14TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF -14 DEGREES SET IN 1901.
THEN ON DECEMBER 15TH...THE TEMPERATURE BOTTOMED OUT AT -19 DEGREES
AT 231 AM. THIS IS A NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER 15TH
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF -6 SET IN 1951.