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How does the Theory of Global Warming become the Law of Global Warming?

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How does the Theory of Global Warming become the Law of Global Warming?

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It can’t. Scientific theories don’t become scientific laws. Ever. A theory is a tentative explanation for how some part of the natural world works. A law is a description, usually mathematical, of the way some part of the natural world behaves under a given set of conditions. For example, the theory of evolution attempts to explain the great complexity and diversity (and relatedness) of living things. While Newton’s law of gravity describes the way bodies are attracted to one another (it can be written mathematically like so: F=G(m1m2/r^2)). Both theories and laws are subject to revision if and when new evidence comes to light. For example, if we were to discover two masses that weren’t related by the inverse square of the distance between them, the law of gravitation would have to be revised or thrown out. Or, on the other hand, if it were discovered, say, that our understanding of physics was wrong and CO2 wasn’t actually a greenhouse gas, global warming theory would have to be signi

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Hey Captain I’ve been asking the same question for a long time. I have no problem with theories, in fact I enjoy being able to discuss many different theories with intelligent people. Theories over the ages have lead to our advancements in science. Galileo, through scientific observation, theorized that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Christopher Columbus theorized that the Earth was not flat but more likely to be round. When Charles Darwin proposed his ‘Theory of Evolution’ he was put on trial for his statements! We now know that the Earth is not only NOT the center of the universe, but that it is just a small planet orbiting a star on the outskirts of a rather small galaxy. We also know now that the earth is round and not flat because these have been proven. I suspect that the theory of evolution will always remain a theory because although it makes sense,(to me at least) I can’t see that it could ever be proven. I’m afraid that in today’s culture, that there are far to

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Simply by repeating it enough times, using big name personalities to drive home the points and using a few examples that kind of back the theory. Together they can over time become the defacto standard and what you call the law. However it is a known fact that global warming does run in cycles as does global cooling and ice ages. Since man has industrialized so heavily over the last two centuries he has contributed and also just the fact of larger population on earth has also contributed to global warming, fact not fiction, but man is not all to blame for a natural thing. So in the next century we may very well head back towards a mini ice age like in the 1400-1500s. Then everyone will be complaining about the cold all year.

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