Scientist .of .Doom says:
You don’t seem to have a handle on the type of complexity we are dealing with here. Hint, check out where the heat comes from.
It only seems to be complex from the point of view of proponents of the co2 driven global warming hypothesis because they have to do complex contortions to try to make it seem like the energy is coming from the atmosphere and heating the ocean.
It’s actually pretty simple and the other way round. the energy is coming from the sun, into the ocean which then emits energy into the atmosphere which causes the atmosphere to warm.
During the global warming period ~1980-2003 cloud cover was reduced, according to ISCCP data, and the sun was well above average activity levels, as the sunspot number records show. There was no tropospheric hotspot as predicted by the co2 driven model, as the radiosonde records show, so the extra heat must be due to excess energy coming from the ocean. This thesis is backed up by the OHC records and the SST records and the fact that changes in atmospheric temperature lag behind changes in SST.
All the empirical evidence points to the sun and lowered albedo being responsible for global warming.
That’s where the extra energy came from.
I don’t know how to make it any clearer than that.