@ Steve Brown. Quote: “However, should we allow the lack …

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@ Steve Brown. Quote: “However, should we allow the lack of proven science or in reality the lack of observation over lengthy enough period from the platforms we are now using?” End of quote.
Where does science start and where does it end? Normal science is characterized by a consensus which exists throughout the scientific community as to
(a) the concepts used in communication among scientists,
(b) the problems which can meaningfully be formulated as relevant research problems, and
(c) a set of exemplary problem solutions that serve as models in solving new problems.
“When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together. Isaac Asimov.”
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.
Facts: Yes. There is agreement among the scientific community that the earth has warmed in the last century. Here’s how the world’s most prestigious scientific bodies put it in a joint statement signed by the heads of the national science academies in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US: “Climate change is real. There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate.
“However there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring. The evidence comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increases in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems.”
In other words, we know that the planet is warming because temperature measurements show it and because these measurements are born out by observations such as rising sea levels, retreating snow cover and glaciers, longer growing seasons and shifting wildlife. When data gives us a result or proposed solution, we still have the option to accept, reject, or alter that outcome … don’t we?
Quote: “Belief or blind faith belongs in the realms of religion.” Steve you forgot INTUITION.
Data is effective, but so is the human mind, and it is the mind that decides what has meaning through its senses, emotions, and intuition. We can’t have data without its seemingly opposing counterpart – intuition. Nothing to do with religion. It is called “Gut feelings.”
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein.
Science and Intuition are often considered opposite ends of the spectrum, but in fact most scientists use intuition to help them define theories, discover new answers, and solve problems, they just don’t admit it.
Why? Because the scientific method clearly tries to take the “subjective / intuitive” opinion out of the equation in favour of the “objective” data obtained.

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Will NT fill nature tourism void when reef dies?
@ Erwin: I had seen the article, but I do not think that Arnhem Land is part of Kakadu.
“Arnhem Land is bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.”
Example of tourism activities. (expensive and limited)

Will NT fill nature tourism void when reef dies?
@ Russel Guy. The subject is: “Will NT fill nature tourism void when reef dies?”
From it we went onto “climate change” even so the topic was not about it 🙂
But have we answer the question?
Steve Brown mentioned the spectacular MacDonnell, with just reason, but I think the Nature and Wildlife of Arnhem Land could become as popular that the Reef.

Will NT fill nature tourism void when reef dies?
I agree with you Russel, but we are going out of the topic. May be Erwin could look into it.

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