To Pause...or NOT to Pause. That is the question

There has been a plateau in the global warming that began in the depths of the little ice age. Sceptics have pointed out the plateau, the hiatus, the pause.

The Alarmists have rallied against the Global Warming Pause.

Articles like this:

Global warming didn't pause, and is carrying on at catastrophic levels, scientists warn

and Scientific American DENIED the pause:

No Pause in Ocean Warming
Various studies have debunked the idea of a pause, or hiatus, in global warming—the contention that global surface temperatures stopped rising during the first decade of this century.
So, who should we believe? The "scientists" on the public pay who continue to push the alarmists' agenda?  OR, the realists who show the data for the pause?
Or do you go to the Godfather of the AGW fraud James Hansen and his deputy Gavin Schmidt?

In a paper (link) Global Temperatures in 2017 they write:
Therefore, because of the combination of the strong 2016 El Niño and the phase of the solar cycle, it is plausible, if not likely, that the next 10 years of global temperature change will leave an impression of a ‘global warming hiatus’.
Oh Dear! The Alarmists need to synchronise stories.