You are missing the point, in that scientists in many fields of research are worried about the very abnormal temperature rise rate, much faster than research determined happened in the past, after all the usual natural causes for such temperature changes have pretty much been researched and accounted for except for Mankind's increasingly significant input. One of the effects of this is the very rapid melting of ice near both poles, even faster than various carefully and scientifically constructed "worst case" models have predicted. Many carefully researched/recorded examples around the world reflect the results of this thus far.
Of course, time will tell, as usual, but at least I try not to blithely or even scornfully toss out even the remote possibilities as some do (are they afraid of losing money, perhaps, or have a Proxmire complex? Do they not buy car, house, and health insurance for the remote chance something bad might happen?).
"So, the end of production of manual shift cars really does seem to be an insignificant problem by comparison"
Actually, you got that right, lol.
I now no longer care about the Giulia and it's lack of a manual transmission. Only time will tell, of course as usual, if the car will ever become more attractive to us.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 12-17-2017 at 12:33 PM.