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Re: Mystery of Mass Extinctions Is No Longer Murky
I don't understand why some people insist that a mass extinction cannot
possibly have a single cause. Sure everything tends to turn out to be more
complicated than we thought at first, but why start with the maximally
----- Original Message -----
From: "don ohmes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:17 PM
2) our current climate system is such that a "run-away" greenhouse can
If by "runaway" you actually mean "runaway", as on Venus, then it isn't.
There is no chance that it could get so hot it doesn't rain anymore.
But a sea-level rise of a single meter, let alone three, is bad enough.
We're talking about hundreds of millions of people having to move. Even if
spread through decades, that's horror enough. And I haven't even mentioned
the golden toad yet.