06 Oct '11, 10pm

'Settled Science' and CO2

[O]ur understanding of nature is an evolving and never-ending process. We’re forever refining and reforming our model of reality. Anyone who suggests that the science is “settled” is missing the point. So if ever there was a straw man in climatology circles, it would be that the science of anthropogenic global warming is “settled.” It isn’t and never will be…. The precise details of the physics and chemistry are always changing, of course, as technology and techniques and theories improve. But we don’t wait for the science to be settled before taking action based on scientific understanding, because that would mean never doing anything.

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