Can Incomplete Information Still Be Cause For Alarm?

(Picture from DotEarth).

How much comfort should people take from the remaining gaps in our knowledge of climate change.  Not much, is the answer.

Scientists have learned a lot about climate, but there are still pieces of the puzzle that are yet to be filled in.  Here’s a nice picture that Nobel Laureate Mario Molina uses to show why the missing pieces aren’t a basis for complacency.  Take a close look if you can’t immediately spot the subject of the picture.

The moral?  Sometimes you don’t need to work out every last piece of the puzzle in order to know that something dangerous is involved.

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