Climate change denialists have latched fiercely on research showing an apparent hiatus in global surface temperature warming. They spin it to claim that global warming is over or never was or is just a hoax.
Why not ask the scientist who spotted the hiatus what this means? It's not what you're being told.
In other words, all that heat is being stored in the ocean - for now. In a perverse way, we're sort of banking it until, one day, the oceans begin to release that stored heat back into the atmosphere and then, well, we're cooked.