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Unformatted text preview: asteroid impact (those who think freakish accidents do not occur have paid little attention to life or
Mars), or a nuclear war that starts between Pakistan and India and escalates to involve China and Russia . . . Suddenly the gradual climb in global temperatures goes on a mad excursion as the oceans warm and release large amounts of dissolved carbon
dioxide from their lower depths into the atmosphere. Oxygen levels go down precipitously as oxygen replaces lost
oceanic carbon dioxide. Asthma cases double and then double again. Now a third of the world fears breathing. As the oceans dump
carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect increases, which further warms the oceans, causing them to dump even more
carbon. Because of the heat, plants die and burn in enormous fires which release more carbon dioxide, and the
oceans evaporate, adding more water vapor to the greenhouse . Soon, we are in what is termed a runaway greenhouse
effect, as happened to Venus eons ago. The last two surviving scientists inevitably argue, one telling the other, “See! I told you...
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