How the runaway greenhouse gas effect can destroy a planet's habitability — including Earth's

Dec 20, 2023
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To put this in perspective, because alarmism over turning the Earth into Venus with industrial emissions is kinda missing all the terrible stuff that will happen in between that incredibly unlikely outcome, during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, around 50 million years ago, global average temperatures rose under 10°C. That was enough that there could be palm trees around the arctic circle.

No climatologist is concerned about human emissions causing this. The cold trap has protected us from much worse than even the worst of current models, at least so far as thermal runaway is concerned. But hey that's quitter talk, maybe we'll get there.

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