- A theory has been “adjusted” in the past to maintain the conclusion even though the data has changed. For example, “Global warming” evolved to “climate change” because the models didn’t show universal warming.
Increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases produces more atmospheric insulation, which produces global warming, which produces climate change. The words you choose, or the order you place them in hasn’t the slightest impact on the physical realities scientists are trying to teach the rest of us!
That is exactly why it takes real experts who have dedicated their lives to studying and learning about our life sustaining Earth and her various geophysical processes. We are talking about a global community of informed intelligent skeptical humans that spans generations.
They also recognize and admit to and then learn from mistakes, another quality so far non-existent in the Republican contrarian community - which after all is only concerned with churning out confusion and delay rather than constructive learning.