Re: COVID-19 decides. And CO2 decides. And lobbyists decide
Ahhh, mate... you're trying to engage with the modelling and data.
If you're not a freak, you'll have a lot of somethings-not-right episodes, like this.
If you're trained and experienced and you dig in hard, you'll have a period of blank bewilderment followed by your head exploding with rage.
And you'll find yourself standing next to Copernicus shouting that the earth goes round the sun rather than the accepted FACT that the sun goes round the earth (it rises every day, you MORON!), as the meme-trained trusting mob scrambles for stones.
In a larger (centuries; anthropological) sense, it's frightening.
In other news, it was 3 degrees C hotter when William the Conqueror invaded England than in the 70s. Yes, the game-over endoftheworld level now being screamed about (2degC hotter than today). Apparently we all died just under 1000yrs ago. Dammit. If you're uk-born, read the the accounts of a freak snowstorm ~300yrs later the year before Agincourt. It was SO savage and harsh and unprecedented, they had snow in the north of NORFOLK!! FIRST TIME in at least 700 years of recorded history of England!!
And the North Pole melted completely in 1959. Such that a classic photo went global of a nuclear submarine in open water there the same year. Eg front cover of Time magazine. Global temps tanking for 15yrs, at the time, btw, such that Ehrlich & co were running around screaming about the Ice Age Apocalypse.
Hit Google Images with something like "USS snipe north Pole 1959" for the photo. Typically also catches the 1962 photo where the melting was SO large, they got THREE nuclear subs in the photo: 2 yank, 1 brit. If it happened today we'd all be dead tomorrow. Apparently.
"Amusingly", this local behaviour was what Phil Jones relied on when they replaced HADCRUT2 with a model to create HADCRUT4, which is what is now being presented as the "data" generally. Consider that the Arctic is ~50% out of phase with the larger 30yr cycle (which would imply HADCRUT4'S numbers turning over and tipping down from ~2015), then dump and graph HADCRUT4's annual averages.
Do not have a cup of coffee or tea in your mouth or I will not be responsible for the consequences for your keyboard.