Yes if you only go back to 1981, but recent ice cores in the Antarctic show that during the interglacial period that there were hotter oceans for some periods - as much as 4 degrees hotter than current.
If you go back 173 years to 1850 we are now almost 1.5 degrees centigrade hotter than then and yet we still exist and the oceans haven't buried the earth.
But there was a period if you go back 4.4 million years the entire planet earth was covered by water - so we have a ways yet to go.
I suspect the Climate Change elites, particularly at the UN, fear that by 2050 all their gloom & doom predictions won't materialize and the climate-change-hype-train may end, along with the planned transfer of trillions of dollars trying in the guise of trying to control carbon - which won't affect temperatures at all.
Trust governments to tell you the truth? Remember Covid and the vaccines that would save us ?
It's always about power and control (mainly of your money).
And as they pretend to try to control carbon, oil prices will increase and oil companies will get richer pumping less -
Never bet against Big Oil.
Remember when oil went below to (minus)-$37/barrel in 2020 during the plandemic and the world we knew 'was ending' ?
I made some decent money jumping into oil stocks that month, because even little ol' me behind my useless paper mask, knew the primary component of energy in the world could not be worth less than zero.
The people of the world are too quick to be gullible. PT Barnum would be proud today.
Now I need to figure out how I can personally profit from the climate change hype.