Global Warming "Ended" In 1998: Two Views

Australian geologist Bob Carter, who teaches at James Cook University in Queensland, offers this view about the end of the warm era.

Now, try to reconcile Carter's self-satisfied claim with this graph.

Is Prof. Carter not aware of this information - i.e., not really an expert at all? Or is he somehow able to live with his conscience while saying things that are intentionally misleading?

For a more reasonable and informed view, check this Fox News story on the latest science, showing the world warmer than ever in, well, at least 12,000 years.