Here is a graph of world temperatures since 2003:
|I chose 2003 to match the period covered by the ocean heat content|
|Courtesy Bob Tisdale via WattsUpWithThat blog|
So, when asked about this, I describe the temperature trend as "flat." I tell people that there is no skill at forecasting future temperatures but that I would give an educated guess that the trend is going to be down. Here is the reason why.
Historically, humanity has done much better with a warmer planet than a colder planet. Here's hoping things stay flat.