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a force of nature

Global warming is big

Global warming is bigger than the Bomb.

It's not as big as the collapse and expansion of the Sun. That will destroy our planet early in a violent process a few billion years from now.

But it's big.

It's bigger than the death of the Neanderthals,* our biggest kill so far.

* There's no concensus about the demise of Homo Neanderthalensis, a species of people gone extinct about 30,000 years ago. Indeed, a genetic study in 2010 showed that all modern humans who are not sub-Saharan are between 1 and 4 percent Neanderthal.