François Chollet @fchollet Deep learning @google. Creator of Keras, neural networks library. Author of 'Deep Learning with Python'. Opinions are my own. Nov. 17, 2019 1 min read

That's the thing about climate change. It will require adaptation of a large magnitude over a short time span.

The human species will do fine. We are incredibly adaptable.

It's civilization I'm worried about. It relies on a fragile network of millions of interdependent pieces.

It will have to move towards a new equilibrium state, and we might not like what's in it.

You could say that modern civilization is a chaotic system, due to its numerous feedback loops and incredible complexity. Relatively small stressors can have large ripple effects.

And climate change is a very large stressor. We simply don't know how the system will react.


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