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@Tom5678 wrote:
whats clear is there is going to be a lot more human misery as a result of climate change.

You will suffer less misery if you accept what you cannot change.


You are so right about that!  I learned long ago the valuable lesson of prioritizing my life.  

 

There are many problems we experience during our short life on the earth.  Most of those problems fall into two categories, problems we can do something about and others that we have absolutely no control over.  

 

My life experience has taught me to focus on the ones you can do something about and let the ones you have no control over work themselves out...  I am usually OK with the outcome.

 

Smile more today and don't forget to smell the flowers along the way.  Family is incredibly important!  Life is what you make of it!

 

 

 

 

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@Tom5678 wrote:
whats clear is there is going to be a lot more human misery as a result of climate change.

You will suffer less misery if you accept what you cannot change.

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whats clear is there is going to be a lot more human misery as a result of climate change.
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what we can do is change drastically the amount of greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere.

  The cars/trucks are becoming more efficient spewing out less emissions and less CO2.  As solar gets cheaper and more efficient, you will see costs go down making demands on electric companies less and less, the net result is less CO2.  Unfortunately, we all exhale CO2 as well as animals, so unless we all became vegans, that is a figure that will go up.  We don't have any control on the CO2 releases from volcanoes and the oceans so it is what it is.

 

Government cannot control the climate but they can make your life much more miserable.

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what we can do is change drastically the amount of greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere.
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Most of the fires you read about in California are caused by poor forest management (again liberal ideas).  You must clear out underbrush and some trees for proper forest management or you will have fires from lightning and arsonists.  We are all living with climate change. That's what its name implies - the climate always changes.  Even liberals cannot change the climate.  You will notice that populations have increased as well as changes in the climate.  Sure they're related and if you want the minimal impact on the climate, you need less population so maybe the left as a solution would consider a nuclear war to cull the population out?

 

Relax since you can't change the climate!

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as I have said before Not, I am assuming, which is a stretch, that you are lucky enough NOT to live in a state that is ravaged by bigger and bigger wildfires every year, along with most of the US west coast. We are living in climate change out here. Just like much of the Mid west after their disastrous winter and spring flooding. Come July or August I am pretty sure we will either get smoke from fires in other areas, or smoke from fires in my area, or a combo of both. Consider yourself lucky for now. So what is the GOP climate plan, besides crickets, and denial????
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@Richva wrote:

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"..., a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't been proven yet. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step — known as a theory — in the scientific method"

 

Even if you give the left that it IS a hypothesis, since it never graduated to theory, you can't fix what you can't prove!


That is right. You look at the facts and propose a hypothesis which fits those facts. Then you find evidence which either matches or disproves the hypothesis .  Since every piece of evidence has matche the hypothesis and none has disproved the hypotheses, looks like science says it is man made climate change. 


I guess you don't understand the meaning of hypothesis. It is a proposal or a highly controversial statement proposing what is causing something. At this stage, you haven't quite got to "theory" and you have no idea how to mitigate the problem or even that you have a problem.  But, as all left wing people do, there must be a way to throw money at the (problem/no problem) hypothesis to solve it especially if it is other people's money.

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

"..., a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't been proven yet. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step — known as a theory — in the scientific method"

 

Even if you give the left that it IS a hypothesis, since it never graduated to theory, you can't fix what you can't prove!


That is right. You look at the facts and propose a hypothesis which fits those facts. Then you find evidence which either matches or disproves the hypothesis .  Since every piece of evidence has matche the hypothesis and none has disproved the hypotheses, looks like science says it is man made climate change. 

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A scientific theory is a specific type of theory used in the scientific method. The term "theory" can mean something different, depending on whom you ask. 

 

"The way that scientists use the word 'theory' is a little different than how it is commonly used in the lay public," said Jaime Tanner, a professor of biology at Marlboro College. "Most people use the word 'theory' to mean an idea or hunch that someone has, but in science the word 'theory' refers to the way that we interpret facts."

The process of becoming a scientific theory

Every scientific theory starts as a hypothesis. A scientific hypothesis is a suggested solution for an unexplained occurrence that doesn't fit into a currently accepted scientific theory. In other words, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't been proven yet. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step — known as a theory — in the scientific methodand becomes accepted as a valid explanation of a phenomenon. 

Tanner further explained that a scientific theory is the framework for observations and facts. Theories may change, or the way that they are interpreted may change, but the facts themselves don't change. Tanner likens theories to a basket in which scientists keep facts and observations that they find. The shape of that basket may change as the scientists learn more and include more facts. "For example, we have ample evidence of traits in populations becoming more or less common over time (evolution), so evolution is a fact but the overarching theories about evolution, the way that we think all of the facts go together might change as new observations of evolution are made," Tanner told Live Science.

Theory basics

The University of California, Berkley, defines a theory as "a broad, natural explanation for a wide range of phenomena. Theories are concise, coherent, systematic, predictive, and broadly applicable, often integrating and generalizing many hypotheses." 

 

Any scientific theory must be based on a careful and rational examination of the facts. Facts and theories are two different things. In the scientific method, there is a clear distinction between facts, which can be observed and/or measured, and theories, which are scientists' explanations and interpretations of the facts. 

 

An important part of scientific theory includes statements that have observational consequences. A good theory, like Newton's theory of gravity, has unity, which means it consists of a limited number of problem-solving strategies that can be applied to a wide range of scientific circumstances. Another feature of a good theory is that it formed from a number of hypotheses that can be tested independently.

The evolution of a scientific theory

A scientific theory is not the end result of the scientific method; theories can be proven or rejected, just like hypotheses. Theories can be improved or modified as more information is gathered so that the accuracy of the prediction becomes greater over time.

 

Theories are foundations for furthering scientific knowledge and for putting the information gathered to practical use. Scientists use theories to develop inventions or find a cure for a disease.

 

Some think that theories become laws, but theories and laws have separate and distinct roles in the scientific method. A law is a description of an observed phenomenon in the natural world that hold true every time it is tested. It doesn't explain why something is true; it just states that it is true. A theory, on the other hand, explains observations that are gathered during the scientific process. So, while law and theory are part of the scientific process, they are two very different aspects, according to the National Science Teachers Association. 

 

A good example of the difference between a theory and a law is the case of Gregor Mendel. In his research, Mendel discovered that two separate genetic traits would appear independently of each other in different offspring. "Yet Mendel knew nothing of DNA or chromosomes. It wasn't until a century later that scientists discovered DNA and chromosomes — the biochemical explanation of Mendel's laws," said Peter Coppinger, an associate professor of biology and biomedical engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. "It was only then that scientists, such as T.H. Morgan working with fruit flies, explained the Law of Independent Assortment using the theory of chromosomal inheritance. Still today, this is the universally accepted explanation (theory) for Mendel's Law."

 

https://www.livescience.com/21491-what-is-a-scientific-theory-definition-of-theory.html

 

 

 

 


"..., a hypothesis is an idea that hasn't been proven yet. If enough evidence accumulates to support a hypothesis, it moves to the next step — known as a theory — in the scientific method"

 

Even if you give the left that it IS a hypothesis, since it never graduated to theory, you can't fix what you can't prove!

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