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While researchers argue whether Earth is getting warmer and if humans are contributing, a heated debate over the global effect of sunlight boiled to the surface today.
And in this debate there is little data to go on.
A confusing array of new and recent studies reveals that scientists know very little about how much sunlight is absorbed by Earth versus how much the planet reflects, how all this alters temperatures, and why any of it changes from one decade to the next.
Determining Earth's reflectance is crucial to understanding climate change, scientists agree.
Originally posted by junglejake
It doesn't mean they're not smart, only that they don't have the information which would allow them to come to a hypothesis on this issue.
Yet, despite that fact, global warming apparently is caused by humans, despite our almost complete lack of knowlege about the effects of the sun on earth, because...Well, because science is now dictated by politics.
Originally posted by they see ALL
[isn't a hypothesis an educated guess???
they should just GUESS!!!
Originally posted by Jamuhn
I think a common flaw among people these days is believing that humans, as a race, are omniscient. There are so many events and processes we still don't understand. And then there are all all the events and processes we don't even know occur yet.
For us to constantly evolve as a race, we need to remember that there is no end in sight to what we can know. If, at any point in time, we feel that we have reached the end, than we'll never know what we've missed. And trust me, right now, there is a lot we are missing.