Science and climate science: understanding the nature of the beast

In this speech, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Ian Chubb, speaks of the nature of science and why climate change is an example where we need to act on faith… Now before you crucify me, it’s true that that’s not the word he used! But if you think of faith as belief based on evidence that doesn’t amount to proof, then, on that definition, the word would be appropriate. The article highlights the absurdity of people simply saying, “Well prove it and then I’ll believe it.”

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