COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN
"Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say'
Well, I know that it wasn't intended, but I find the statement extremely revealing.
115,000 years is rather a drop in the bucket of time.
In geological time, it's likely not so much as the first thin skin of a great, huge, fat onion.
Human life goes back about 500,000 years.
Our direct and indirect ancestors go back several million years.
Life itself may have started as long ago as 3 billion years.