I have been forecasting for years that NOAA and NASA would get to a point where they no longer have any interest in pretending to be truthful, and just make up a narrative as they go along. We have arrived at that point. They know that they can say whatever they want, and most people will believe them.
Temperatures are actually very similar to February, 1998.
And half of the NOAA land data is just made up. They ignored the fact that Antarctica is running cold.
Mikey claims that it was 50% due to Mann-made global warming, which if it were true we would never have another anomaly less than 1.09 degrees. And that may well be the plan at NOAA.