The Paleo-climatic records show parallels to the unfolding extinction event we are a part of today. We are in the midst of the single greatest experiment in the history of the human species. Whilst we are uncertain of how long the extinction will take we can be sure that the road to the end will be full of roadblocks, potholes and robber barons and the odd Robin Hood.
What is certain is that there will be enormous suffering for all sentient beings and that for the first time in history this extinction has been caused by one callous indifferent species leaving behind a planet bathed in ionising radiation never seen before. The level and totality of destruction has been record breaking.