"Congratulation Rog, solo author papers are increasingly rare."
Indeed. Especially rare that a significantly contributing author should ask to be excluded from the paper so he can get on with his work.
My confusion is increasing rapidly. You deny the assertion that the southern ocean has warmed by posting a graph of surface ocean temps in the southern ocean, then you admit that the oceans (including the southern) have absorbed excess heat in recent decades, and are now slowly releasing it back into the system above to moderate surface temps.
You refuse to clearly explain how volcanic activity and greening of volcanic soils can warm the climate via gases released, yet deny that human released gases have any significant impact on climate. I fully understand you stance that increase insolance has added heat to the climate, but I am not a black or white kind of person. I cannot see how you can dismiss the "strong" (my interpretation) possibility that human produced gases have not also added to this warming, as have volcanic sources (which you will admit to). Basically, I think your explanation is a part of the equation, but by no means all of it, and to ignore the possibility of our ever increasing human input into the climate system is a pretty undefensible stance to take when so much is at stake. But as I said before, I really, really hope you are right, and that continued human input into the system will slow your predicted cooling scenario, coz for us humans, overall, warmer is better than colder...to an extent. The best outcome is no net change in global temps, as 7 billion people are have based their livelihoods the current climate. But there are many things in the natural world that are out of our control here. We can only control what we do, as individuals and nations. Let's hope we do the beat we an with such limited data!