Sometimes I wish everyone studied palaeoanthropology just a little
Cos then everyone would be aware of how scary the climate can get and that humans have gone extinct before. Literally, humans just like us just stopped existing (and yes, I’m specifically citing Neanderthals and no this is not about taxonomy or introgression). Entire cultures have disappeared. Ancient history makes that clear. I’m not trying to push environmental determinism. I’m just saying we’re doomed, as all living things are, to go extinct. I just don’t think people would be so blasé about climate change if they were aware of what an ice age is and just how frequent they actually were. Or of how dramatically coastlines can inundate.