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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