I believe that trying to understand the maturity of climate science is a very subjective task. On one hand, you have experiments done in 1850 that show that carbon dioxide does create a greenhouse effect while on the other hand, you have modern scientists still debating what exact effects and consequences this problem will have. In a nutshell, it is very difficult to ascertain whether or not climate scientists have had a definitive grasp on the science behind climate change due to the unexpected changes and unprecedented conditions of the overall climate. Although there have been many opportunities for scientists to develop better understandings of the effects of greenhouse gas-emitting industries. The unfortunate truth is that these understandings have been delayed due to social, political, and coincidental factors. The article by John Schwartz highlights that the earliest knowledge of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide affecting the temperature of the planet was over 170 years ago. With such a significant lead on climate science, it is frustrating to see the condition that the world is in currently. Unfortunately, these significant discoveries went largely unnoticed as their discoverers were either looked down upon for being women as in the case for Eunice Foote, or lost relevance over time as happened to Tyndall. As for the actions that haven’t been taken by cooperations and governments it’s the same story over and over again. A large company or groups of companies that offer the same commodity discover that their product creates some form of ethical, health, environmental, or social problem, do they come clean and find a new product? The financial loss would be significant and their chances of survival slim. Instead of taking the loss and saving lives or the environment, they delay the public’s knowledge of their negligence through advertising and the spread of misinformation as well as lobbying of government officials in order to slow the creation of regulations and laws.