The unknowns of climate change

People who do not believe that climate change caused by human activity is happening (and they are perfectly entitled to their views) point out that there are many unknown factors in the science and theory of climate change. This is bound to be true of any scientific theory that you cannot verify by experimentation. Instead you have to make deductions from facts and circumstances. While you rely on consensus of a majority of scientists any theory is but a theory and lacks the hard proof.

Some theories are proved subsequently; when Copernicus postulated that the heavenly spheres revolved around the sun and not the earth in 1514 it was simply a theory. Within a hundred years the Church opposed Copernicus’s theory and a few years later tried Galileo for heresy for following Copernicus’ ideas. 250 years later Copernicus’ ideas were widely accepted. Continue reading