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  •  No, because quite frankly, such is literally...... (0+ / 0-)


    One thing to think about: 12k years ago, the Younger Dryas period(our last Ice Age, basically), finally ended after a LONG, LONG, regime of cold. And it did so with a bang: research seems to suggest that the temperature may have gone up by as much as 7, yes, seven Celsius, in only a span of about 4-5 decades. (That's around twice the rate of the worst possible AGW scenario, btw) While it may have provided a significant challenge for many lifeforms, us humans included, it's important to note that no significant extinction regimes appeared to have occurred at that time.  So there may be some hope in that regard: if our ancestors could adapt to that, then we could, with some difficulty, adapt to this as well.

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