The atmosphere is what it is because of how our planet is constructed (or how it has constructed itself if you are an evolutionist).
When it is obvious to any scientist who studies the climate, that ocean oscillations have the most influence on fluctuating temperatures (clearly apparent in the anomalies), the land-based temperature record is becoming irrelevant to modeling.
ARGO Floats cover 71% of our surface and are giving the best temperature data for forecasting and every day climatology. Everything counts, but past modeling has gotten it so wrong for far too long, so we should probably wait and give ARGO data more time to digest the ocean's influence on atmospheric temperature.
Alarmism has gone way overboard since the hysteria of the 60's and 70's Global Cooling scare.
ARGO will be the best investment that science has ever made as long as they remain transparent to all conscientious objectors.
If ocean oscillations are having a bigger effect on temperatures, then we can start modeling backwards better.
If we can get 'past-modeling' of climate states more accurate, then it will be easier to predict the future climate states.
Atmospheric sciences couldn't get more exciting with the advent of ARGO data for those who are interested.
A better understood atmosphere by a layman gives scientists hope in gaining popularity over future planning.
Impatient environmentalists should be happy that they have gotten this far with so much of the "rich people's" $$$ in the study of our atmosphere, but they will still find something else to complain about.