Plus, unless you just have no clue how to read a chart, the chart at your link clearly does show warming.
which is probably the rest of the climate science community stopped taking Roy Spencer seriously a long time ago.
Technically I think Roy is right in this case. I looked through it for a bit and it looks like that graph is showing a spike around `97 or so. They usually factor out volcanic, solar, and other activities to get an overall trend. This is the raw data that still has all that. If you're *just* looking for the hottest year on record, regardless of trends, then it looks like that spike is probably it.
That's not to say that the trend isn't still terrifying though. If the same conditions arose today that caused that spike in `97, then the new spike would probably be much much higher. Knowing that anomalies like that can happen is actually even scarier than the claim that we set a record.