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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Tar Sands Companies Fudge Environmental Assessments
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 11:07:23 pm »
Forget about consensus. In any field worthy of being called science there will no consensus as scientists stake out different ideas for explaining the observations. The only time consensus may matter is when you have repeatable studies such as double blind medical trials which provide independent confirmation of theories. We don't have those in climate science.

But logically we as a society need to take a stance on climate change. Either acting or not acting is a choice, and it needs to be made and it needs to be based on something. 

There will be no consensus of all scientists, climate involves far too many variables for people to all agree on the impact of all these variables. But if most of them are doing any kind of proper job we should be able to see where most of them think we're roughly headed.
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