For comparison’s sake, climate scientists have estimated the planet has previously taken around 5,000 years to recover – by warming between 4-7 degrees Celsius – after an ice age has ended. In the twentieth century alone, the average surface temperature increased by around 0.8 degrees Celsius – a rate eight times faster than a typical post-ice-age-recovery.
And this cycle is rapidly accelerating.
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