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Brought to you by Forbes, an organization that cares a great deal about climate science, and not at all about billionaires.henapple said:
You're confused Fred. There is no “proof” in science — that is a property of mathematics. In science, what matters is the balance of evidence, and theories that can explain that evidence. Where possible, scientists make predictions and design experiments to confirm, modify, or contradict their theories, and must modify these theories as new information comes in.Fred19Flintstone said:I think PROOF means it is PROVEN (repeated and consistently) that because of X happening, Y occurs. When it comes to man made global warming, there is nothing like that. Al Gore is a politician, not a scientist.JohnInCarolina said:Proof - you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
In the case of anthropogenic global warming, there is a theory (first conceived over 100 years ago) based on well-established laws of physics. It is consistent with mountains of observation and data, both contemporary and historical. It is supported by sophisticated, refined global climate models that can successfully reproduce the climate’s behavior over the last century.
Given the lack of any extra planet Earths and a few really large time machines, it is simply impossible to do any better than this.
As for Al Gore, I don't know why you keep bringing him up, aside from the fact that he is fat.
Sounds like you've really put some deep thoughts into all of this.Davec433 said:Everyone is for clean air and water, healthy children, livable cities, sustainability and preserving the rainforest. The other stuf on the list isn't worth some idiot in Washington destroying our economy over, raising energy prices or dictating what I can and can't eat.