And yet, astronomy and paleontology, to name but two, are generally regarded as mature sciences; despite the inability to perform controlled experiments.
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| Mann _The hockey
| Climate is too complex to analyze at a fundamental level. We don't have
| another planet to conduct a controlled experiment where we can tweak
| variables one at a time to see the outcome. The best we can hope for is
| statistical analysis of climate patterns.
| The real question we ought to be asking is given the fact that there is
| direct and indisputable connection between carbon emissions and
| rise, should we continue with the current rate of consumption and
| production (based on profits)?