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We've only known about global warming for 128 years.
Gotta give us time to assimilate the notion.
Then maybe we'll react...
Well, the planet has been through all kinds of extreme conditions during its long history, but it has recovered nicely and here we are!
Mother Earth seems to have capacity to recover from these events over long periods of time. However, there is no guarantee that life as we know it today, human, animal, aquatic, and plants, might survive another extinction event. But enough genera and species did reemerge each time to continue to evolve and multiply. In addition to climate change we need to be cognizant of other bad things that could happen, like CME's from the sun, gamma ray bursts and large asteroids from space, or an EMP attack from an enemy.
There's been a "Snowball Earth" and a "Hothouse Earth" that has left evidence of their passing showing a wild history of our home planet.
The story of Snowball Earth (astronomy.com)
Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) | Britannica
There have been several extinction events. The planet survives, of course.
The creatures living there do not survive. That's the definition of "extinction event".
Actually, some did survive each time, or otherwise we wouldn't be here.
The definition of "extinction event" is 85% of species extinguished.
Overpopulation is the cause. I have said that here many times.
The current "climate change" is just the prelude to the next ice age. In order for an ice age to begin you need enough energy built up in the oceans and enough sea level rise, which is what happens before every ice age and that sea level rise is higher than it is now, to move the energy into the colder latitudes increasing the precipitation to the point that more falls and freezes in, even the summer rains, during the winters than what the next summer can melt.
NASA's own chart shows that CO2 rises before every ice age as the glaciers, permafrost, and ice sheets melt releasing CO2 and then the forming ice sheets and glaciers capture the CO2 again and then the permafrost after the ice age captures some also, but as the permafrost is capturing some the ice sheets and glaciers are already in retreat adding to the seas to start the cycle over again. The chart shows we are due for another ice age and it also shows that increasing CO2 levels isn't the cause of global warming it is because of global warming from the water cycle.