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  •  BUT the coming dark age will be shorter than (0+ / 0-)

    past ones

    a large die off of humanity will be inevitable if we do not act with a huge cultural/ scientific knowledge drop

    BUT unlike the last dark age with the fall of rome lasting over 1,000 years the coming dark age will be measured in centuries till humanity scratches its way back up

    hopefully humanity will have learned to not re-create the same mistakes that will lead to it

    •  I am afraid the die off will last longer than a (0+ / 0-)

      few centuries. The climate is going to continue to warm long after we stop emitting greenhouse gasses. We just rolled up the window in our car. We are just now starting to feel that warmth. It will take many centuries for the ocean to fully warm. On top of that, some of the positive feedbacks, such as an ice free arctic and methane releases, are just starting to have an effect on climate. Get ready for a long bumpy ride.

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