RealClimate: 2012 Updates to model-observation comparions

The conclusion is the same as in each of the past few years; the models are on the low side of some changes, and on the high side of others, but despite short-term ups and downs, global warming continues much as predicted.

"Global warming continues much as predicted". I was asked earlier this week about global warming and if it was real, I gave a long elaborate answer with a "TL;DR: Yes."