Drawing 8 year cherry-picked trendlines while not mentioning the known natural variability factors associated with them has nothing to do with science. This is basic knowledge. Therefore reading the very first paragraph is enough to know the paper is no good..
the very first paragraph reads : The scare: On 2 January 2009, the Wall Street Journal wrote one of a series of articles apparently co-ordinated throughout the generally alarmist news media throughout the holiday season, trying to overcome the problem posed for “global warming” alarmists by the fact that global mean surface temperatures have been on a downtrend for eight straight years
The paper was published by astroturfgroup SPPI. Given the fact the personel list contains lots of prominent names in the denialosphere, i wonder how on earth it's possible not one of them halted the paper. One would start to think SPPI is not about science ?