Goal of this article: A) To convey a recognition and appreciation of the fundamental components of our planet's climate system. B) To explain the difference between "Global Surface Temperature" and the "Global Temperature" (Something everyone conflates way the heck too often!).
Heat the system, it will energize, meaning more extreme weather events, it's unavoidable physics.
Yet, for purely self-serving political purposes the Republican/libertarian tribe tells us tens of thousands of professional scientists building on two centuries of substantive work, shouldn't be trusted. While public apathy let's them get away with it.
Carbon dioxide laser
Merchants of Doubt
by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway
The Republican War on Science
By Rebecca Leber | March 29, 2015
NOAA - Global Analysis - May 2015