New 1-year global temperature record has been set - I thought global warming stopped?

April 2009 – March 2010 is the hottest 12 month period on record in NASA GISS, with an average anomaly of 0.637°C. The previous record was tied between January–December 2005 and August 2006–July 2007, both at 0.621°C. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt Now, I keep hearing that global... show more April 2009 – March 2010 is the hottest 12 month period on record in NASA GISS, with an average anomaly of 0.637°C. The previous record was tied between January–December 2005 and August 2006–July 2007, both at 0.621°C.
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabled...

Now, I keep hearing that global warming has stopped. How did the planet just set a new 12-month temperature record if that's true?
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