Al seems to have been rather quiet lately, then I ran across this op-ed on nytimes.com
Its also worth reading this which is linked to in the article:
I find it interesting in the Goddard piece they state:
"That's the important number to keep in mind," said Gavin Schmidt, another GISS climatologist. "In contrast, the difference between, say, the second and sixth warmest years is trivial since the known uncertainty — or noise — in the temperature measurement is larger than some of the differences between the warmest years."
They put this disclaimer in the article, but have no problem trumpeting that 2009 was definitely the second warmest on record and of course this is the take home message that Al brings up.