Theory of Knowledge- Is global warming true

Essay by PompomlaHigh School, 12th grade April 2014

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The real life situation that I am about to enquire in my presentation is the diminishing ice-caps on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Many among the audience here might relate to it as an example of man-made global warming and so did I until I was introduced to another ideologically differing set of climate scientists who claim that the phenomenon is not due to the anthropogenic global warming but rather due to the sublimation of ice cap, a natural phenomenon. So the basic question that prompts in our minds is: WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE? And what intrigued me further was the fact that the two had an equally competent evidences to prove their scientific claims creating a scenario of if "epistemologically- speaking" then a situation of binary thinking and creating skepticism in our minds about a topic which not very lately was an undisputed stand. Having understood the scenario to certain extent, I have been brought down to my today's KI- How far can we rely on the scientists' establishment of the truth to conform to the reality? When I say reality here, I mean something that is absolute, unaltered, something that has been existent since the time of the Big Bang (if we believe that to be the cause of the formation of our galaxy!) and in the case of our real life situation the diminishing ice-caps on Mt. Kilimanjaro serves as the reality while on the other hand, by the truth (and if you might have noticed I have made the usage of the term 'establishment' just before it in the KI) so what truth to me is say, in this case, I mean the scientists' version projecting their beliefs and ideas which they have attempted to establish in the course of their interpretation of the reality...