The reason the global temperature is important is that the computer models runned by the IPCC didn’t predict the “pause”. Because, if there was admitted that there would be a long (or any) pause, they would have to admit CO2 is not a strong greenhouse gas. And that is the reason they are fabricating excuses for the “pause”, currently 52 excuses (28. September, 2014). And looking at the graph above, no sign of anything is being driven by CO2.