Great post. Oddly, none of the ridiculous events you mention have sunk this fraud / delusion / scandal yet, let alone all of them combined. It shows the power of having effectively unlimited funding (thanks, taxpayers!) PR management and a compliant media.
For how long have we had relatively accurate temperature measurement? Anything before that is proxy. And "hottest" by how much - tenths of a degree while we emerge from an ice age? After data-fiddling from selected sources? CO2 output up over the past 20 years and temperatures are stable. Game over, now let's stop throwing money away on this taxpayer-funded hysteria.
Well, they do willfully ignore any and all evidence that contradicts their hypothesis. And there's too much (taxpayer) money, virtue-signalling and too many opportunities for false moral superiority personal attacks to let go. Some people get a kick out of abusing others and if you can do it with government support, all the better!
Design and drafting used to be considered a highly skilled job. Now, almost all the entry-level tasks have been automated. Many fewer drafters are now employed and people new to the field move straight into higher level tasks (that are now easier to do because of software) without having had the years of experience, training and exposure to the engineering culture that once was needed. Knowledge and skill are built into the software now.
Knowledge, skill and experience are being built into software to a much greater extent now, so there will be many fewer knowledge workers. We see that in the engineering world and there are hardly any entry-level tasks remaining that have not been automated. So we end up with expensive, older workers being replaced by software operated by relatively inexperienced people performing fairly high level work.