How would you describe this graph of global sea level from the University of Colorado?
Well if you’re Jennifer Marohasy, you call it a “dip in global sea level” and say that “since 2005 the steady upward trend has stumbled“.
The most recent observation is right on the long term trend line.
You can get a better idea of trends with this version, which removes the effects of changes in air pressure and seasons:
Who are you going to believe, Marohasy, or your lying eyes?