TRUE TO BAD FORM, DELLERS REDACTS SOURCE AARON BROWN'S MONEY QUOTE:
None of this argues against global warming. The 1950s was the last decade cooler than the previous decade, the next five decades were all warmer on average than the decade before. Two year cooling cycles, even if they set records, are statistical noise compared to the long-term trend.
Moreover, the case for global warming does not rely primarily on observed warming; it has models, historical studies and other science behind it.
Another point is both February 1998 and February 2016 were peak El Niño months so the record declines are starting from high peaks