Yes, it is true, temperatures have been falling for the past eleven years. The graph to the right is from NOAA data, found here, plotting average annual temperature for the past 11 years. As you can see the trend is minus .12F/decade. Temperatures across the contiguous United States have been on average very slowly falling for the past 11 years.
We have been repeatedly told by the media, Al Gore, Barack Obama and the scientists that our temperatures are rising and likely to spin out of control unless we take immediate action. Now we are told that we have to act now, and pass a cap and trade bill to "cripple our economy" before it is too late. The cap and trade bill is structured to make all of our energy and all the good produced by energy more expensive so that we will use less of it. We are in the midst of the deepest recession, bordering on a depression, that our country has experienced since the 1930's over 80 years. The Senate just passed the Waxman-Markey bill and this September the Senate will consider how to further depress our economy, all in a vain attempt to save the world from rising temperatures which are no longer rising.
The temperature graph above was plotted using average annual surface temperatures at thousands of locations across the United States. Let's take a look at global average temperature of the lower troposphere which is measured by satellite. This includes the area above the oceans. As you can see the graph is essentially flat for the past 12 years. There has been no global warming for 12 years. The graph is plotted from data found here.