Our problem is uncontrolled anthropogenic climate change.
The global temperature is a measure of the
change, but it is not the change we care about. We care about what
happens on the ground at one place and another as the temperature
"Global warming" is like the fever; climate disruption is the
You can eliminate a fever with an ice bath, but you'll just
stress the patient. While someone with an abnormal body temperature is
probably sick, having a normal body temperature does not prove that
someone is well.
A lot of analogies are easily strained but this one is pretty good. We're obsessing over a number, sometimes even to the exclusion of the patient's health.
Shifting goalposts? Maybe for you. I said this before the hiatus and I am saying it now that the hiatus is disappearing into the puff of smoke that it was.
"Global warming" is just a symptom.