In fact, not only was 2007 cooler than 1998, it wasn't statistically different from any year going back to 2001. None came close to 1998. How many media outlets which gave the original story such prominence will correct the record? We'll see.
Let's see if Goldstein "corrects the record" now that NASA has released the global temperature data for 2007. Compare this sentence, with the above:
Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2007 tied with 1998 for Earth's second warmest year in a century.
I wait for Goldstein to do a follow-up piece, in the spirit of fairness.