Researchers will come up with an idea and post it for other scientists to observe. (This is called an hypothesis.) Other scientists will then examine this data and contact the first researchers to share their conclusions. The hypothesis is now tested over and over by many scientists in the light of new data. The scientists then come to a second hypothesis (conclusion). This second step will be examined for years until a final conclusion is reached. Even then the conclusion may be reexamined and changes made if needed. (This tends to drive nonscientists crazy as they ask why the scientists can’t make up their minds.)
At this exhaustive point in the research the scientists may formulate a more final conclusion. Today, this is where we are with climate change. Ninety-seven percent of all climate scientists believe that Climate Change is real and that the world is in peril. Sadly, it appears that the world is not ready to accept their research.
Robert E. Dixon