Ad hoc explanations have become the norm in climate science.
Cold winter? No problem. Just make up some nonsense with a few technical words thrown in about Rossby waves and missing Arctic ice. Heat gone missing? Just say it sank to the bottom of the ocean undetected. Lack of hurricanes? No problem – just name lots of clouds and call it an extraordinarily active hurricane season. Want a record heatwave? Just ignore temperatures before 1960. Want a record tornado season? Ignore records before 1980.
These experts are completely full of shit and clearly don’t understand very much about how science is done. You know who I am talking about.